The Fort Morgan Police Department plans to expand its “Coffee With a Cop” outreach program next month after seeing good results from a series of meetings held in February.
“Our initial Coffee with a Cop series of six events was very successful,” said Chief of Public Safety Paul Schultz. “We contacted almost 150 people and had some great conversations. We are now expanding the program to include all police department supervisors and their officers.”
Two Coffee With a Cop sessions have been scheduled for April:
--Tuesday, April 4, at 9 a.m. at McDonald’s, hosted by Sgt. Kevin Miller.
--Monday, April 17, at 7 a.m. at Arby’s, hosted by Sgt. Tony Gagliano.
A total of 24 Coffee With a Cop sessions are planned over the next 12 months. The dates, times and locations of the sessions will be announced as the schedule is firmed up, and community members are encouraged to stop by to visit with an officer and ask any law enforcement questions they may have.
Each of the FMPD’s four patrol sergeants will conduct three one-hour visits with the public over the course of the year, bringing a different patrol officer along each time. Schultz, the department’s two lieutenants and the community resource officer will also host three sessions each over the next year.
The Coffee With a Cop meetings will be held in various local restaurants and coffee shops. The informal sessions offer a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions, make comments and offer suggestions, and also learn more about the police department’s work in Fort Morgan’s neighborhoods
One of the keys to Coffee with a Cop is that is removes the barriers that routinely exist between police officers and community members, allowing for the kind of relaxed, one-on-one interactions that are the necessary foundation of partnerships. Informal contact in a friendly atmosphere increases trust between police officers and the members of the community, which is critical to public safety and problem solving.
During these events Fort Morgan Police hope to encourage conversations about what matters to community members.
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East Morgan County Hospital’s next Wellness Wednesdays will take place on April 19th. We will be offering Lab Draws starting at 6AM.
We look forward to seeing you on April 19th!
Greetings from Morgan County Concert Association!
Just a friendly reminder that the fourth concert of the season will be held Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Auditorium at Ft. Morgan High School. Be sure to invite your friends to join MCCA at the concert.
You won’t want to miss Piano Conversations with Julian Gargiulo. He pairs classical works with humor and keyboard video so the audience can watch his hands as he plays. The artist is a dual Italian-American citizen who also composes and teaches. Audiences find him charismatic and engaging onstage—a great way to introduce classical piano to those unfamiliar with this genre.
Upcoming Concert in Ft. Morgan:
· Thurs., April 27, 2017—7:00 p.m.—New Odyssey (3 guys, 30 instruments)
Don’t forget that your membership is honored at concerts in Holyoke, Cheyenne, Kimball, and Loveland. See the listing that came with your tickets for dates and concert information. If you can’t attend a concert, local or out of town, be sure to offer your tickets to friends or family members who can go. Then encourage them to join the Morgan County Concert Association by calling Jodie Schoemaker at 970-768-7244 or Emma Jorgenson at 970-867-5996.
You may renew your membership for the 2017-18 season at the March concert, if you wish. Otherwise your MCCA worker will contact you in April.
Open Mic Poetry Night
Poet Barbara Ford will be featured and community members are welcome to come and read, as well.
Community members are invited to attend Morgan County Economic Development Corporation's Economic Roundtable Forum, scheduled for April 28, from 7 - 8 a.m., at the Drover’s Culinary Cafe.