Warwick's 'Coffee with a Cop' event returns to the Tuscan Cafe

| 04 Oct 2017 | 01:55

— On Wednesday morning, Oct. 4, members of the Warwick Police Department returned to the scene of their first "Coffee with a Cop" event, held on May 12, 2015, at the Tuscan Café, 5 South St. in the Village of Warwick.
"Coffee with a Cop," was designed to be an opportunity for police and local citizens to get together in an informal setting to discuss community issues.
And this particular coffee event, which had its beginnings in California in 2011 and then spread across the nation, was also held on the Second Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day.
The relationship between the police and the communities they serve is especially significant at this time.
Today similar events are held in all 50 states as well as Canada, Europe, Australia and Africa,
Although "Coffee with a Cop" is expected to be a question and answer period and an opportunity to address problems and issues, many of the local residents who come to these events are there to simply show their support for the police.
Officers can relax over coffee with their neighbors and address issues or answer questions in a mutually candid and sincere manner. And they usually report that all the questions and discussions are reasonable and not out of the ordinary.
At the very first "Coffee with a Cop" held at the Tuscan Café, Lt. Tom Maslanka, who has participated in every event since then, remarked, "I was surprised by how many people just came over to us to thank us for our service."
Cristie Ranieri, owner of the Tuscan Café, was pleased that her restaurant had been selected for the second time to host this event.
For additional information about "Coffee with a Cop" contact Lt. John Rader at 986-5000.
- Roger Gavan