DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(062819)-ODESSA PD COFFEE WITH A COP AT WHATABURGER IN ODESSA

ODESSA, TEXAS/JUNE 28, 2019-THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT HELD COFFEE WITH A COP HOSTED BY WHATABURER, LOCATED AT 42ND STREET AND JBS PARKWAY. RESIDENTS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY ENJOYED FREE COFFEE AND DELICIOUS CINNAMON ROLLS. (SARAH MARSTON, BRAND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR -WHATABURGER CORP. REST) “WE REALLY APPRECIATE OUR POLICE OFFICERS. THEY’RE OUT THERE 24/7 PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITIES, AND IT’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BRING THE CITIZENS AND THE POLICE OFFICERS TOGETHER.” THE COFFEE WITH A COP EVENT BRINGS RESIDENTS AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TOGETHER TO DISCUSS ISSUSES AND CONCERNS IN AN INFORMAL, FUN ENVIRONMENT. (CPL STEVE LESUEUR, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE-ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT) “IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE EVENTS LIKE THIS. IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO MEET THEIR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT AND ASK ANY QUESTIONS THEY MIGHT HAVE, YOU KNOW THAT PERTAINS, YOU KNOW IT CAN BE REALLY BE ABOUT ANYTHING. WHETHER IT’S AN ISSUE THEY EXPERIENCING IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD OR THEY JUST TALK TO US ABOUT ANYTHING, YOU KNOW.” FIRST CONTACT WITH AN OFFICER IS USUALLY IN A NEGATIVE WAY. THE COFFEE WITH A COP EVENT HELPS BRING A HUMAN ELEMENT BETWEEN OFFICERS AND RESIDENTS. (CPL STEVE LESUEUR, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE-ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT) “YOU KNOW, ALOT OF SOME OFTHESE WE’VE HAD IN THE PAST. WE’VE HAD PEOPLE COME UP TO US AND ASK US, YOU KNOW HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ISSUES THEY’RE HAVING IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS. SUCH AS, THEIR ASKING FOR TIPS FOR CRIME PREVENTION. WE ‘VE HAD OTHER PEOPLE, YOUNGER PEOPLE THAT APPORCH US, AND HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT RECRUITING. YOU KNOW, HAVE EXPRESSED INTEREST IN BECOMING A POLICE OFFICER, CRIME SCENE UNIT, YOU KNOW JUST WORKING AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.” WHATABURGER PLANS TO HAVE ANOTHER COFFEE WITH A COP VERY SOON. (SARAH MARSTON, BRAND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR -WHATABURGER CORP. REST) “YES, YES, ABSOLUTELY. WE WANT TO MAKE IT A REGULAR EVENT, JUST SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY.” FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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