Folks here in the east got to sit down and enjoy some conversation with police officers Friday morning.
New Bern Police hosted an event called Coffee with a Cop at the Dunkin Donuts on Neuse Boulevard. The reason is to come together in an informal and friendly atmosphere to discuss community issues and build relationships.
"I like doing it because I get to be out with the community, talk with people, get to see their reaction," says Sergeant Todd Conway. "The kids that are here, their questions are different than the adults that are here. We get to talk with people from all aspects of life."
Officers meet with locals at different coffee shops once a month. It gives the community a chance to ask questions and learn more about how the department works.