Coffee with a Cop

The Cumberland County Coffee with a Cop will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday inside the Cumberland Mall, 3849 S. Delsea Drive, between Kay Jewelers and Littman Jewelers.

VINELAND — The community will have a chance to mingle with local and county law enforcement while sipping coffee Saturday as part of a month of events geared toward gun safety and violence awareness.

Cumberland County Coffee with a Cop is in recognition of June as the county’s Gun Safety and Violence Awareness Month, according to a news release.

The Cumberland County Positive Youth Development Coalition, in partnership with the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, Vineland Police Department, Millville Police Department, Bridgeton Police Department, New Jersey State Police, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Cumberland County Human Services Department, Center for Family Services, the Police Chaplain Program and Southwest Council, are hosting the event.

In addition to book bags, sunglasses and coloring book and crayon giveaways, there will also be law-enforcement vehicles, Chase from Paw Patrol and Fatal Vision Goggles and information about gun safety, crime prevention and substance abuse prevention.

Police will also provide gun locks to residents. Last year, more than 100 locks were distributed, according to the release.

“Coffee with a Cop provides an opportunity for community members to meet and speak with police officers from their municipalities in an informal, relaxed setting,” the release states. “There is no specific agenda for the event—just a chance to interact with law enforcement about issues community residents feel are important.”

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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