MYSTIC — Want a chance to talk one-on-one with the community’s top cops? Head to Bank Square Books on Wednesday for the chance to meet the community’s police chiefs during the first ever Coffee with the Chiefs.
Stonington Police Chief J. Darren Stewart and Town of Groton Police Chief Louis J. Fusaro will be at Bank Square Books, 53 West Main St. in Mystic, on Wednesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The event will be hosted in partnership with the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.
The effort, which will piggyback on the coffee and ice cream with a cop events held by the department earlier this year, is designed to enhance communication with the public and make each agency’s leadership available to the community.
“It’s a chance for the public to come out and meet us, share their thoughts or just ask questions,” Stewart said in a phone interview.
Topics could range from department operations and concerns in the community to the latest news trends. Stewart said the program is another tool to break down barriers and help better serve the community.
Although the first program focuses on the Mystic area, Stewart said he has been in touch with Westerly Police Chief Richard Silva already and hopes to host a second event in the downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck area in about a month. Those details are still being finalized, Stewart said.
“Hopefully this one is just the beginning,” Stewart said.
For more information on Coffee with the Chiefs, visit the Facebook event page at facebook.com/events/313144202771498/.