On Friday, October 20th, The South Elgin Police Department held a Coffee with a Cop Event at the South Elgin McDonald’s on McLean Blvd. A Coffee with a Cop Event allows the Police Department and Community Members to come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink delicious complimentary McDonald’s Café Coffee.

Chief Jerry Krawczyk, Deputy Chief Randy Endean, Sergeant Mike Doty, Officer James Creighton, and Officer Bryan Kmieciak along with K9 partner Rio all attended the event and enjoyed conversation with the community members that came out to this Coffee with a Cop Event.

The Officers brought several handouts for the community that included emergency phone numbers, flashlights, pens as well as whistles that are part of a program called the Whistle Defense Program, this is a tool to aid the police in deterring or preventing crime in neighborhoods and provides the residence with a tool to call for help if lost, sick or injured.

Officers also brought Halloween Coloring Book and Crayons for the children that attended as well as a Halloween Safety information pamphlet for parents to take home. South Elgin’s Trick or Treating hours are 4:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday, October 31ST.

A special thank you goes to Officer James Creighton, who coordinated the Coffee with a Cop event, as well as all the other officers that came and served coffee, had conversation and took pictures with the community members.

The South Elgin Police Department plans on having Regular Coffee with a Cop Events. Watch for information and community updates on the South Elgin police website at www.southelgin.com/police.

The event was courtesy of the South Elgin, McLean Blvd, McDonald’s Owner/Operator, David Bear. To set up an event contact the South Elgin Community Relations Director, Julie Travers at julie.travers@comcast.net. Please visit the website at www.bearfamilyrestaurants.com