'Cuppa with a cop' brings people together to talk safety

'Cuppa with a cop' brings people together to talk safety
1 July 2021

Cuppa with a Cop events allow people to talk to their local police officer over a free hot drink.

The City of Kwinana is working with local police, giving community members the opportunity to meet with local officers and have a chat about any community concerns and seek advice in relation to crime prevention.

Sixty-four people living and working in the area enjoyed a cuppa at the first informal event at Bliss Momos in Wellard on Tuesday, 22 June.

The City of Kwinana also handed out 78 community safety packs, as some people wanted extra for friends and family.

These bags were filled with crime prevention resources from WAPOL, the State Graffiti Team, Neighbourhood Watch, along with information about the City’s Neighbour Day Every Day program.

Kwinana Police Station Officer in Charge Senior Sergeant Andrea Smith said working with the community was a key priority of hers to reduce the impact of crime in the area.

“This is a great opportunity for the community of Kwinana to meet their local police and discuss any concerns they may have or ask any questions,” Senior Sergeant Smith said.

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said this initiative would be held at a different location every month around the City with the next one planned for Bertram.

“We are thrilled to be part of this wonderful initiative that provides our residents with the opportunity to learn more about community safety and to discuss any concerns they may have in a relaxed setting,” Mayor Adams said.

“This goes a long way to facilitate and ongoing positive relationships between the community and our local police.”

Follow the City of Kwinana’s Facebook page for details about the future Cuppa with a Cop events.