With winter weather and chilly Temperatures in the air, what better way to get to know the South Elgin Police Department than over a cup of Hot Chocolate.

The Cocoa with a Cop event, hosted by the South Elgin McDonald’s, on Thursday, November 28, at 100 N. McLean Blvd., which aimed to bring the community together did just that by serving up complimentary Hot Chocolate to the customers during this event.  

David Bear, Owner – Operator, of the South Elgin-based McDonald’s franchise, said that taking part in such community-building events help to bridge relationships between residents and the local police force. Bear says events like these are a great opportunity for residents to come and ask questions.  

Police Chief Jerry Krawczyk, Sergeant Mike Doty, Officers James Creighton, Bryan Kmieciak, Andrew Devleeschouwer, and records clerk Peg Haacker of the South Elgin Police Department, attended the event to personally meet and greet those in attendance.  Several families and children from the community came to enjoy Hot Chocolate made personally by South Elgin’s Finest.

“We are proud of the role we have maintained in South Elgin and we are happy to see the community and the local police department enjoying this fun and unique event. This is how great relationships are formed and maintained.”Bear said.

“We are grateful to Officer James Creighton, who contributed to the coordination of the Cocoa with A Cop event, and to all the officers who came to the event, and helped serve McDonald’s Hot Chocolate.

This event was presented by The Bear Family Restaurants and South Elgin McDonald’s Owner-Operator, David Bear. Like us on Facebook and visit our Bear Website

For more information about events provided by the South Elgin McDonald’s, please contact Community Relations Director, Julie Travers at julie.travers@comcast.net.