Community cops break down barriers with community kids

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by Rhonda Massad

Some of Station 1’s finest spent some time at a Beaconsfield elementary school last week to help kids familiarize themselves with law enforcement during Police week and break down barriers in the community.

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Several officers including  Cst Villeneuve, Cst Tansery, Cst Beauregard, Sgt Guillemette, Cst Swirszcz and Cst Cavanagh demonstrated the ins and outs of patrol cars and defence manoeuvres to the children in an effort to give the kids a sense of humanity behind the uniforms.

Police break down barriers
Police visit local school to help bring humanity to the uniform

Station 1 has also commenced an initiative called “Coffee with a Cop” where residents in the community can sit down at Beaconsfield’s  McDonalds on St. Charles Boulevard  and chit chat with local law enforcement.

Coffee with a copy is a popular program launched in several southern cities in the United States, Station 1, which serves the territory of Kirkland, Beaconsfield, Baie D’Urfe, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, and Senneville, decided to bring the initiative to the West Island.