(File photo by Advocate staff)

(File photo by Advocate staff)

Coffee with a Cop returns this summer in Red Deer

Residents encouraged to share their crime and community safety concerns

Red Deer RCMP are bringing back their Coffee with a Cop program this summer starting next Wednesday.

Red Deer RCMP Supt. Holly Glassford and community policing officers will be available one Wednesday a month from July to September to sit down, ask questions, discuss concerns, and get to know their local police.

New to the program, Mayor Ken Johnston will also be on hand to meet with citizens.

The first event will be held July 6, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the downtown McDonald’s restaurant, located at 4840-52 Ave.

“One of the new policing priorities identified in the 2022-24 Annual Policing Plan (APP) is to focus on engaging our community,” said Supt. Holly Glassford, in a statement.

“These meetings help us strengthen relationships with the community and I am pleased to have Mayor Johnston joining us in making these connections.”

Future session dates and locations will be determined and shared at a later time.

“I look forward to joining RCMP to speak with Red Deerians about what their concerns and goals are for our community,” said Mayor Ken Johnston.

“I am grateful for the opportunity and am excited for the great conversations to be had.”

For more details, visit reddeer.ca/RCMP.



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