Today, the Bellmawr Police Department hosted Coffee With a Cop at the Bellmawr Community Center. The well-attended gave the community a chance to have a cup of coffee, a donut, and conversation with members of the Bellmawr Police Department.
From left: Special Officer II Andrew Thomas, Sgt. Mike Ryan, Sgt. Chris Cummings, Patrolman Dave Kenney, Lt. Mike Draham, Sgt. John Marrone & Patrolman Anthony Franklin (All Photos by SJO)
Lt. Mike Draham said: “It was good for people to be able to come out and talk to us in a relaxed atmosphere. It gave the community a chance to ask us questions and have a down-to-earth conversation.”
From left: Sgt. Mike Ryan, Sgt. Chris Cummings, Patrolman Anthony Franklin, Special Officer II Andrew Thomas, Patrolman Jared Walton, Det. Chris Whilhelm, Sgt. Jeff Vance, Lt. Mike Draham, D/Sgt. Bill Perna, Patrolman, Brian Ertl, and Patrolman Dave Kenney.
The mission of Coffee With a Cop to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve.
Lt. Draham said that today’s Coffee with a Cop was well received. “Next year, will be even better as the word gets out.”
Patrolman Anthony Franklin speaking with residents.
He added that officers from PBA Local 375 will be at the town’s Octoberfest on October 15.
Additionally, PBA 375 will be sponsoring its 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat in partnership with the Bellmawr Recreation Department on Friday, October 28 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Another upcoming event is the PBA 375 Halloween Social on Saturday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Lt. Mike Draham and Sgt. John Marrone
Bellmawr PD took part in National Coffee With a Cop to have the community come out and speak with officers in a relaxed atmosphere.