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Cape Girardeau residents have 'Coffee with Cops'

The officers picked up the tab for those who came out to meet them. The officers picked up the tab for those who came out to meet them.
Blair says this is a great concept, when so many times they meet the public on that person's worst day. Blair says this is a great concept, when so many times they meet the public on that person's worst day.
Chief Blair says this is the first of many events like it planned. Chief Blair says this is the first of many events like it planned.
The officers picked up the tab for those who came out to meet them. The officers picked up the tab for those who came out to meet them.
Blair said a lot of people asked questions about how they could help support the police. Blair said a lot of people asked questions about how they could help support the police.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

A big community turn out Wednesday for the Cape Girardeau Police department's first ever Coffee with Cops event.

The officers picked up the tab for those who came out to meet them, get acquainted and ask questions about what's going on in the community.

Chief Wes Blair said a lot of people asked questions about how they could help support the police. He says this is a great concept, when so many times they meet the public on that person's worst day.

"So often when we are interacting with people it's because something bad or traumatic has happened in their lives, this gives us a great opportunity to interact with people in a positive environment and talk to them about issues important to them but what's important to us and what we are trying to accomplish," Chief Blair said.

Chief Blair says this is the first of many events like it planned, and there could be some new things coming to the department. they are testing equipment like body cameras - that he feels would help the department solve more crimes.

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