FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Frankfort police stopped in McDonald’s Tuesday, but they weren’t looking for the Hamburglar. They were simply looking for good conversation.
Several officers from the Frankfort Police Department spent their time talking to customers both inside the restaurant and in the drive-through. All this was in attempt to create relationships between officers and the community as part of their first-ever ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event.
Officers explain people often see them as the bad guys. They say they’re hoping this event will show people they are more than just the ones handing out traffic tickets.
“It helps to present the police department, and police officers across the nation, as an individual and not just this robot behind the black or blue uniform,” said Officer David Ingle.
In addition to coffee and conversation, officers are also checking child safety seats in cars to make sure they are installed correctly. After checking them, the officers are taking it one step further by taking them out and teaching adults how to install them on their own.
The police department says it’s because of events like this that people better understand they can always go to officers for help.
The department does plan to have this as a reoccurring event throughout the year.