cofee-with-copNational program designed to create an open dialogue between the community and the officers who protect them

With the goal of engaging the community in public safety efforts, the Detroit Police Department and McDonald’s will host Coffee with a Cop from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the McDonald’s restaurant located at 1000 Mack Ave. in Detroit. The event is free and open to the public.

“As a McDonald’s owner/operator, I am proud to serve great food in a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere,” said Marla Thrower, owner of the Mack Avenue McDonald’s. “It is my pleasure to host this event that brings together our community and police. We are always looking for ways to engage our customers, support our local community and are committed to inspiring involvement from our neighbors.”

Coffee with a Cop is national program designed to bring together police officers and community members in an informal setting to discuss issues that are important to the them, build relationships and enjoy a complimentary cup of McDonald’s McCafé coffee. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the men and women who protect and serve them everyday. Coffee with a Cop, which has been implemented in all 50 states and helps break down communication barriers between police officers and the community and increase trust, which is critical to the public safety and problem solving.

Coffee with a cop will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at McDonald’s Restaurant located at 1000 Mack Ave, on Detroit eastside.

Honored guests will include: Arnold Williams, 7th Precinct Commander, Detroit Police Department; Mary Sheffield, Councilwoman, Detroit City Council; Andre Spivey, Councilman, Detroit City Council; Fr. Norman Thomas, Sacred Heart Church; Marla and Joni Thrower, McDonald’s owner-operators, Detroit and other distinguished members of the community.


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