HAMPDEN – The Coffee Break Cafe hosted “Coffee With a Cop”. Hampden is one of several area communities to get on board with the program.
It allows residents the chance to see police and fire fighters in a relaxed environment.
“We looked at it from a public safety perspective it gives us an opportunity to sit down and talk to people in an informal way to sit down and talk about public safety issues and there’s no agenda, there’s no list of things that we want to talk about we just want to be available to the citizens to answer any questions that they might have.” Sgt. Chris Bailey; Hampden Police Department
“I think a lot of times people have questions about how they get a burn permit or how do they improve the safety in their home, so this is a nice opportunity for us to be here and kind of address some of those questions and interact with the community that we serve.” Matt Thomas; Hampden Fire Department
The cafe’s owners came up with the idea for today’s event. Bailey said they wanted to take part because it was a great way to build on their on-going community outreach efforts.