I went to Coffee with a Cop this morning. It was at the newly remodeled Starbucks on Castro. What a great way for the community to connect with Mountain View Police Department! Watch MVPD’s Facebook page to find out about future Coffee with a Cop events.
When I arrived Chief Bosel and Captain Nowaski were visiting with residents/Starbucks customers. Some detectives, patrol lieutenants, sergeants, officers and community service officers were also chatting with people in front of Starbucks.
Some of the reasons that you should attend this friendly, casual coffee date in the future:
- To tell a Mountain View police officer how much you appreciate them keeping our city safe.
- To ask questions you might have about specific intersections or streets.
- To ask questions about their policies and procedures.
- To find out about all the different roles within a police department.
- To hear about what MVPD is working on that you may not know about, like outreach to the homeless people along the Stevens Creek trail.
- To find out how you can get more involved in the community by volunteering.
- To ask about cannabis sales, self-defense classes, posted speed limit, bike safety, gang activity, unsafe lane changes, parking tickets, you get it... anything at all.
- The #1 reason that more people should attend Coffee with a Cop is just to get to know our local police department. They’re really friendly and approachable and it feels good to wave at one and have them wave back at you. They’re real people and they're doing a fabulous job. Everyone likes to feel appreciated.
You’ll learn that they have a good sense of humor, they’re actively recruiting new officers and offering tips about how to improve your chances of getting hired, and they even announce “Allied Enforcement.” That’s when other police departments join ours and enforcement is ramped up in our city. It rotates every month to other agencies/cities so they can all benefit. Each community has 2 Allied Enforcement periods per year.
Thank you Mountain View Police Department for all that you do for our community.