Covered by Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet

The Clermont Police Department held its bi-monthly Coffee with a Cop community relations event on Wednesday, May 15th at 7 Brew Coffee, 3460 South US-27, Clermont.

Coffee with a Cop is a program designed to enhance the community-member relationship with law enforcement officers and the citizens of the communities that they serve. Businesses throughout the area often host the Coffee with a Cop program to exhibit not only the support of the community but also the support of the local first responders in the community. It also provides a neutral location for real conversations about issues that matter.

Members of the community, big and small alike, attended the event to meet the protectors of Clermont

Members of the police department included officers and staff from the community relations division, criminal investigations, patrol, and administrative personnel. Clermont Police Chief Chuck Broadway often emphasizes the importance of communication between Clermont’s citizens and the officers who serve them. Broadway believes in being active in the community and encourages his officers to do the same.

This week’s Coffee with a Cop event occurred during National Police Week 2024. National Police Week occurs every May and is commemorated nationwide with live, in-person events. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund conducts ceremonies annually in Washington D.C. This year’s commemoration will include the 36th Annual Candlelight Vigil.

 The Clermont Police Department will be participating in the ceremonies in Washington D.C. this week with a full, uniformed honor guard and other uniformed personnel. The Honor Guard Cordons takes place during the candlelight vigil as current-year survivors are led from their buses to the seating area as they walk through the cordons. National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations honoring America’s law enforcement community.

 In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as a National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

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