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Chief McKinley invites Apopka to Coffee With a Cop this Saturday


Apopka's next Coffee With a Cop event will be this Saturday at the Main Street McDonald’s in Apopka from 8:30 - 10:00 AM. Chief Michael McKinley, the Apopka Police Department and McDonald's will again be the hosts.

coffee with a copMcDonald's and the Apopka Police Department have held two previous Coffee With a Cop events this year. One in January and the second in April. McKinley considered both events successes.

"I am extremely pleased with the community's turnout for the Coffee with a Cop events," he said. "These are great opportunities for the public to meet Apopka Police officers in a social and casual environment. I have 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 in a more neutral and less adversarial setting. In Apopka, that neutral non-adversarial setting is McDonald's. McKinley sees these events as a chance to listen to the community.

coffee with a Cop"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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