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Posted on: April 19, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Police Chief sets next Coffee for April 30

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April 19, 2016

Murphy’s Coffee with the Chief sets next encounter
Second session of the year to cover spring storms

MURPHY (April 19, 2016) Encouraged by the enthusiastic response to the inaugural Coffee with the Chief, a second session has been scheduled for the end of the month, says Murphy Police Chief Arthur “Trey” Cotten.

“Residents told me that they appreciated the opportunity to have a conversation and ask questions,” he said. “These Coffee with the Chief sessions are an important way to stay connected to the community and not only share information, but also gather information.”

The next Coffee with the Chief is set for Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the entryway of the Murphy Police Department, 206 North Murphy Road. The event is free and open to the general public. In addition to the Chief, other members of the Murphy Police Department will be present to meet and greet residents and business owners.

The Coffee will be followed by the commencement of the spring version of Drug Take Back Day. Drugs and medications will be accepted starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m.

While the list of topics for the Coffee is open-ended, the Chief and his staff will address general areas of preparedness for spring storms and what to do if and when adversely affected by inclement weather or natural disasters.

“There will be opportunities to broach other topics, and, like the first Coffee with the Chief session, we will entertain questions regarding any law enforcement matter,” he said.

While a limited amount of coffee will be served, residents are welcome to bring their own coffee as well as any food items they prefer. “The popular perception that police officers are somehow addicted to donuts is a myth,” he said. “We also like bagels.”

Parking is plentiful in the lots within the City Hall complex.


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