Ahead of Law Week, we had a chat with Fiona Hudgson, Programs Co-ordinator from Goulburn Valley Libraries, to find out about Coffee with a Cop, a new event that aims to connect people in regional communities with local police.
Why are you doing this event?
It’s great opportunity for the library to connect patrons to their local police force and provide the experience in a safe and accessible environment.
Have you done it before?
No, it’s a first. We haven’t run Coffee with a Cop before and for some of our library branches this is their first time participating in Law Week sessions. It’s a great opportunity for our community to meet their local police as well as to attend other information sessions that are running as part of Law Week.
What can people expect if they come along?
Coffee with a Cop is an informal session with three segments. Local police will give a brief overview of the issues they see affecting the local community. This leads into a Q&A, in which the audience can engage with local police. The session finishes with coffee and morning tea and the opportunity to have an informal chat with an officer.
Who should come along to this event?
Everyone. This is a fabulous way to learn about local issues, meet the people who are enforcing the laws in our community, ask questions and have a chat.
Coffee with a Cop sessions will be happening across Northern Victoria throughout Law Week.
Coffee with a Cop Shepparton will be held at Shepparton Library from 11:00am-12:00pm Tuesday 14 May.
Coffee with a Cop Numurkah will be held at Numurkah Library from 10:30-11:30am Wednesday 15 May.
Coffee with a Cop Euroa will be held at Euroa Library from 10:30-11:30am Friday 17 May.
Don’t forget to check out the full Law Week program to see the full range of fun and interesting events on offer.