'Coffee with a Cop' in Jackson, Mo. - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

'Coffee with a Cop' in Jackson, Mo.

JACKSON, MO (KFVS) -

Folks in Jackson got a chance Wednesday morning to have coffee with a police officer.

Members of the Jackson Police Department sat down with customers at the McDonald's.

It gave locals a chance to get to know their officers, and ask questions about what's going on in their town.

"We deal very well with the criminal element," said Capt. Rodney Barnes. "Okay, the thing we are looking at is dealing with the people that never, never call us. Now, we need to get out to the public, and this is a great way to just go out and meet with people on a non-confrontational basis, have a cup of coffee and talk about anything."

The department hopes to host "Coffee With A Cop," three or four times a year.

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