DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS – NEWS BRIEF(121917) – BREAKFAST AND BADGES EVENT

ODESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 19, 2017 – TODAY THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT HOSTED “BREAKFAST WITH BADGES AT DOUGHBOY’S CAFÉ, WHERE OFFICERS AND THE PUBLIC AT LARGE GOT A OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER.

(CORPORAL STEVE LeSUEUR, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT)

“WE’VE HAD A LOT OF SUCCESS WITH THE ‘NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH’ PROGRAM, ALSO OUR ‘NEXTDOOR’ APP. IT ALMOST LIKE A VIRTUAL NEIGHBORHOOD. AND, WE’VE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE ON THERE, THAT SINCE WE’VE BEEN HAVING MORE EVENTS LIKE THIS, THEY’VE BEEN MORE LIKELY TO GIVE US TIPS AND TO LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER.”

MARGARET AINSWORTH, A NEW RESIDENT TO ODESSA FROM FORT WORTH SEES A BIG DIFFERENCE FROM WHAT A BIG CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ATTEMPTS TO DO, AND WHAT A SMALL CITY COMMUNITY DOES TO MAKE THINGS BETTER BETWEEN THE RESIDENTS AND LOCAL POLICE.

(MARGARET AINSWORTH, NEW ODESSA RESIDENT FROM FORT WORTH, TEXAS)

“IN THE BIG CITY…I DON’T SEE IT AS MUCH. AND, AND I DON’T KNOW WHY? BUT MAYBE THEY DO? JUST, MAYBE THEY DON’T ANNOUNCE IT OR WHATEVER, BUT I THINK, THEY SHOULD GET OUT MORE, AND INTERACT WITH THE COMMUNITY, AND TO GET TO KNOW THEIR COMMUNITY THAT THEY ARE PATROLING.”

MANY OPD OFFICERS COME TO DOUGHBOY’S CAFÉ FOR BREAKFAST, AND ALMA RODRIGUEZ, OWNER OF DOUGHBOY’S CAFÉ, SAYS THAT THIS IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND GET TO KNOW THE OFFICERS.

(ALMA RODRIGUEZ, OWNER ‘DOUGHBOY’S CAFÉ’)

“WE HAVE OFFICERS THAT COME IN ON A DAILY BASIS, THEY, YOU KNOW, WHEN THEY COME IN WE SIT AND TALK, AND ASK THEM ABOUT THEIR DAY. WE SIT AND TALK, AND MOST OF THEM HAVE FAMILIES, KIDS, AND MOST OF THE TIME THEY HAVE PROBLEMS JUST LIKE YOU AND I, AND IT’S GREAT KNOW WHAT THEY DO IN THE COMMUNITY. SOMETIMES THEY’RE ON CALL, AND SOMETIMES THEY DON’T GET TO EAT, AND SOMETIMES THEY DON’T GET TO ENJOY THEIR BREAKFAST, AND SO, WE’RE HONORED TO HAVE THEM HERE.”

FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS OPD HAVE BEEN PRO-ACTIVE IN BEING LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE ODESSA COMMUNITY TOGETHER IN A RELAXED SOCIAL SETTING.

THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL CONTINUE TO HOST THE ‘BREAKFAST WITH BADGES EVENT AT OTHER RESTAURANT LOCATIONS IN THE CITY.

FOR DBR MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera