Apopka Police Department invites public to attend Coffee with a Cop

The Apopka Police Department invites members of the public to attend Coffee with a Cop, an informal event in which members of the community can join their neighbors, Chief Mike McKinley and some of his officers for coffee and conversation. The event is designed to give community members a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the deputies in their neighborhood.

The Apopka Police Department is partnering with Apopka’s McDonald’s to host the event at the Main Street McDonald’s location this Wednesday, October 11th at 8:30 AM to 10 AM.

“This is an opportunity to meet the community one-on-one in a neutral setting,” said Chief McKinley. “Instead of during a crisis which typically brings law enforcement officers and community members together.”

Coffee with A Cop was launched in Hawthorne, California in 2011. Members of the Hawthorne Police Department were looking for ways to interact more successfully with the citizens they served each day. These brainstorming sessions led to the idea of having coffee with members of the community they serve.

The event is was designed to provide residents with the opportunity to ask questions and establish positive relationships with law enforcement, without any speeches or agendas.

Use this link to learn more.



  1. I watched the Orlando news channel of the 400 pound big black bear in the Majestic Oaks subdivision of Apopka. The home owner photo -shopped his young son onto the back of the bear, and he also did some other sporty photo shots. Isn’t it crazy living in Florida? What great photos to show the world, the 400 pound black bear eating the homeowner’s garbage out of his garbage can, with the stacked up hurricane debris background….. I love it! Sounds like the homeowner needs to invest in one of those discounted bear- proof garbage cans. I think that subdivision is county rather than city, as the garbage can shown, does not look like the COA’s garbage cans. However, the bear does not know or care where the city/county jurisdiction borders are, and neither do most of Apopka’s citizens either. LOL I think city and county both need bear- proof garbage cans, since a typical bear’s range of roam is approx. 160 mile range, so I have read. The bear was just hungry and then had to take a little siesta and nap time afterwards.

  2. We were heading east on Welch Road and 3 cop cars flew by us to get into Wekiva Glen subdivision, with their sirens and lights on. I wonder what was going on? We rode on toward the state park, and could not believe the amount of hurricane debris that was lined down Welch Road on the shoulder of the road, from Wekiva Glen subdivision onward, toward the state park. Even saw some men unloading some along there. It is going to take a long, long time to get rid of the tree debris from the hurricane, no doubt.

  3. Nate, the hurricane, is suppose to hit the US tonight, somewhere along between New Orleans, Mobile, or the western part of the Florida panhandle. Hard to believe Nate is responsible already for 22 deaths in Central America. One person, casually chit-chatting with me, asked me where Nate is, and where is it headed to, and I said,” the news said that it had already killed 22 people”, and he looked funny, and said,” Nate, the one that just recently formed”? I said, “yes”. I don’t think he believed me, but it is true. I told him I did not know exactly where the hurricane might go, but that it is expected to hit some part of the US.


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