The Bayonne Police Department invites residents to join them for a special event on October 7. Details are outlined in the following press release issued jointly by City Hall and the Police Department:
Bayonne Police Invite Residents to Conversations Over Coffee on Wednesday, October 7
Police Chief Robert Geisler announced that the Bayonne Police Department is inviting residents to join them for coffee and conversation. The Coffee With A Cop event will take place on the lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street, on the concrete area near the tennis courts, on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The discussion will include police officers from all ranks and several different divisions of the department. The lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park is located at the foot of West 16th Street between Avenue A and Newark Bay. Adults and students are both welcome to attend.
The mission of the nationwide Coffee With A Cop program is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve by removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. Chief Geisler said, “The Bayonne Police Department looks forward to meeting the people we serve, answering their questions, and discussing their concerns. We want to talk with the public about improving safety and building a better community. The Coffee With A Cop program is a great way to have a dialogue with Bayonne residents.”
The Coffee With A Cop Program began with the Police Department of Hawthorne, California in 2001. Current and retired Hawthorne police officers staff the Coffee With A Cop program, a non-profit organization that assists police departments with community events across the nation. The motto of Coffee With A Cop is “Building relationships. One cup at a time.”
In the event of inclement weather, Coffee With A Cop in Bayonne would be rescheduled.
Anyone with questions about the event may email Richard.Killmer@bayonnepd.org.