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TUPELO, Miss. — The Tupelo Police Department will be hosting a Feb. 26 called “Coffee with a Cop.” The event is scheduled from 7-9 a.m. at Atlanta Bread in Tupelo.

“There are no speeches or presentations planned. This is an opportunity for me and my staff as well as the police officers to meet with the public minus the agenda. The benefits fall right in line with our core values of service, responsiveness, integrity and professionalism. We are committed as servant leaders to meet the needs of the citizens and our fellow employees. We are so excited to be hosting this event,” Police Chief Tony Carleton said.

The department made contact with Atlanta Bread and expressed an interest in their willingness to host the event, plus provide coffee to members of the public that participate. The response was overwhelmingly positive on behalf of Atlanta Bread and Hope Pittman who has agreed to provide the coffee for the event.

“We are fortunate to have local businesses in the area that are willing to make this commitment to their police department, especially in an economy like this. I am open to any local business that would like to supply a location, and coffee for this event. This is a long range plan for us here at TPD; we would like to have this ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event monthly throughout the city,” Carleton said.

The public is invited to come and participate in the TPD’s first ‘Coffee with a Cop,’ meet the Chief of Police, members of the command staff, investigators, and most importantly some of the officers that patrol your communities. A special thank you goes to Atlanta Bread and Manager Hope Pittman.

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