Police Chief Wade Cochran invites You for some Coffee and some conversation.
Coffee with a Cop is a National program
Hello Norwich and Upper Valley residents and yes hopefully free subscribers of my About Norwich Blog/Newsletter. I am writing to tell you about a program that involves the community and the police. It is basically a community policing effort that brings the Police and members of the community together to have a casual conversation over a cup of coffee and yes a doughnut too! I have covered this event in the past couple of years and can tell you , it was nice to see the police and community members come together and just mingle. (Photos of past years events are at the end of this story).
Chief Wade Cochran is looking forward to meeting you!
Here is the invitation from The Norwich Police Department
Chief Cochran is inviting everyone to attend our first “Coffee with a Cop” on
Monday, January 30 at 10:00 am at the police department. These informal
meetings are intended to break down the barriers between police officers and
the citizens they serve. There will be no speeches and no agenda, just
conversations about issues affecting the community. This is an opportunity
for all of us to get to know each other and discuss mutual goals for our
Judith W. Powell
Norwich Police Department
PO Box 311
Norwich, VT 05055
Judith W. Powell, Chief Wade Cochran, and Officer Anna Ingraham
This photo was taken at the recently held meet and greet the new chief event
NORWICH POLICE DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Norwich Police Department shall be to promote a partnership between the community, businesses, government, the media, and law enforcement designed to reduce crime, encourage transparency, and improve the overall quality of life, while encouraging the community to determine its own needs through the exchange of ideas and problem-solving techniques by implementing a proactive patrol which will ultimately project a more professional image of the Norwich Police Department.
We will work collaboratively with the community towards effective problem resolution. We will support education efforts directed towards enhancing public safety and crime prevention.
In order to maintain the public’s trust and support, we must hold ourselves to the highest ethical and professional standard.
We each have a duty and obligation to play an active role in improving internal operations and delivery of services to the community.
We provide consistent and equal treatment to all through courteous and impartial service.
With continuous improvement we need to plan for growing technology, education and training, remaining open to new ideas and concepts in Law Enforcement
This is the latest Monthly Police report for December 2022 which can be found inside the lobby of the Norwich Police Department in a nice display so that you can look back at earlier reports as well.
Standing tall and proud to serve the community
Here are some past years Coffee with a Cop events:
Coffee with a cop COVID style was held in September of 2020
Here are some photos of the event held behind the police and fire safety building.
Chief Jennifer M Frank and Officer Anne Ingraham explaining the challenges of policing during the COVID pandemic and the added stress that can be present at a moments notice.
Each participant had an opportunity to weigh in and they did
Masks were worn at all times except when drinking coffee, eating a donut or making a point to answer the questions that were asked.
Although the group was smaller due to the pandemic, it was a very informative session.
Everyone left the event with a complimentary coffee with a cop cup like the one pictured here. Stay tuned for the next one and have your list of questions ready.
This event was held in The fall of 2019 at The Blue sparrow Kitchen
Don’t forget to stop on by for a coffee, a donut and some conversation or to just say hello.
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