National program designed to create an open dialogue between the Wayne community and the officers who protect them
With the goal of engaging the community in public safety efforts, the Wayne Police Department and McDonald’s will host Coffee with a Cop, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18 at the Wayne McDonald’s, 35111 W. Michigan Ave. in Wayne.
The event is free and open to the public.
“We are pleased to create this opportunity to engage the Wayne Police Department for local residents and other area business owners,” said Marla Thrower, McDonald’s owner and operator. “McDonald’s is always looking for ways to engage our customers, support our local community and are committed to inspiring involvement from our neighbors.”
Coffee with a Cop is a national program designed to bring together police officers and community members in an informal setting to discuss issues that are important to them, build relationships and enjoy a complimentary cup of McDonald’s McCafé coffee. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the men and women who protect and serve them everyday.
Implemented in more than 175 cities in 36 states, Coffee with a Cop helps break down communication barriers between police officers and the community and increase trust, which is critical to the public safety and problem solving.
“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers,” said Wayne Police Chief Alan Maciag. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”
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