Coffee with a Cop: Open conversation with Chief and Mayor

It’s RPD Chief Jim Franklin’s second Coffee with a Cop event. This month’s guest is Rochester Mayor Kim Norton.

Posted: Jan 29, 2019 7:43 AM
Updated: Jan 29, 2019 7:09 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn.- Freezing temperatures aren't about to keep us from getting out for our morning cup of joe! Earlier today while they were doing that they also got a chance to meet with the police chief and the newly elected Mayor Norton at Dunn Brothers coffee.
It's an informal get together... To hear what the community wants under new leadership.
Residents sip coffee and hot chocolate, Mayor Kim Norton made it clear this is something she's looking to continue.
“I think people really appreciate the opportunity to talk with the police chief and a number of police officers and certainly the Mayors offices as well so it was very nice,” said Norton.

No topic was off limits. People were able to express their vision for the med city. Chief James Franklin clearly enjoys meeting those he protects and serves.

“What's life like in your neighborhood and the other piece is we want people to see the human side behind the badge and the uniform,” said Franklin.

Chief Franklin plans to make Coffee with a Cop a quarterly event.

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ROCHESTER, Minn. – On bitterly cold Tuesday morning, people in Rochester can warm up with a cup of coffee and a conversation with city leaders.

The Coffee with a Cop event is hosted by the City of Rochester and the Rochester Police Department. It’s community members’ chance to have an open conversation with Chief Jim Franklin.

This time’s guest is Mayor Kim Norton. She said she’s happy to join Chief Franklin in the event and talk to the people she serves.

“I think we have both come to the conclusion that community policing and having a forward-facing police department is important,” she said. “And I will do what I can to support his efforts and this is one way to do it.”

The event is from 8-10am on Tuesday, January 29, at Dunn Bros Coffee on Elton Hills Drive.

According to police administration office, Chief Franklin plans to make Coffee with a Cop a quarterly event.

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