Parkes cops shout locals a cuppa | Photos

The NSW Police Force – including officers from the Central West Police District which encompasses Parkes – invited their communities across the state to join them for a coffee.

The event is part of the “Coffee with a Cop” initiative to strengthen relationships and build on community partnerships.

Central West Police District Police hosted the second annual “Coffee with a Cop” event in Parkes at Wholesome Blend on Tuesday, May 8.

There were a total 89 events held across 58 Police Area Commands and Districts.

The initiative originated in the United States and was first adopted by Fairfield Local Area Command to foster stronger community engagement and understanding, under a simple concept.