Cuppa with a Cop program at Mowbray Plaza this Friday

COP: Senior Sergeant Nick Clarke ahead of Neighbourhood Watch Tasmania's 'Cuppa with a Cop' program at Mowbray Plaza on Friday, in conjunction with Tasmania Police. Picture: Paul Scambler
COP: Senior Sergeant Nick Clarke ahead of Neighbourhood Watch Tasmania's 'Cuppa with a Cop' program at Mowbray Plaza on Friday, in conjunction with Tasmania Police. Picture: Paul Scambler

Good things often happen over a friendly cup of coffee.

On Friday, Mowbray Plaza visitors will have the opportunity to sit down with local police officers as part of the ‘Cuppa with a Cop’ program. 

An initiative of Neighbourhood Watch Tasmania in conjunction with Tasmania Police, the program encourages people to sit down with police from their community. 

Neighborhood Watch Tasmania president Jan Dunsby said the informal meetings encouraged positive discussions on crime prevention and community concerns. 

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“The key to the program’s success is that it opens the door for interactions outside of the crisis situations that typically bring law enforcement officers and community members together,” she said. 

“This is not the time, or environment to formally report crime. People who wish to report crime will be referred to their local police stations.”

The Cuppa with a Cop program was initiated in California in 2011 and has since expanded worldwide. 

It will be at Mowbray Plaza between 11am and noon.