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Chief McKinley invites Apopka to Coffee With a Cop this Saturday


Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley invites you to Coffee With a Cop. Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley invites you to Coffee With a Cop.

The second Coffee With a Cop event will be this Saturday at the Rock Springs McDonald’s from 8:30 - 10 AM. Chief Michael McKinley and The Apopka Police Department will again be the hosts.

The first Coffee With a Cop was on January 9th at the Apopka Main Street McDonalds. McKinley considered that event a success.Coffee-with-a-Cop-1

"I was extremely pleased with the turnout for the first Coffee with a Cop," he said. "It was a great opportunity for the public to meet Apopka Police officers in a social and casual environment. I received a lot of positive feedback from not only the public, but members of the department."

Coffee With a Cop is a nationwide initiative by police departments to get to know the public on a more neutral and less adversarial setting. In Apopka, that neutral non-adverserial setting is McDonalds. McKinley sees these events as a chance to listen to the community.

"We plan on continuing this event every couple of months and look forward to the community’s participation. We understand policing is not possible without input and involvement from the citizens. I want to take advantage of every opportunity for members of the public to build a positive relationship with members of the department. We can't do this job without them. We live in this community, too; the citizens’ concerns are our concerns.

I invite all members of the community to stop by to meet with us on Saturday to have a cup of coffee, talk about those issues affecting our community, and get to know us by first name."

Apopka Police Department, Chief Michael McKinley, Coffee With a Cop


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