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Southland police reach out to community in variety of ways


 Dolton Police image courtesy of Chi-town-fire-photos.

Dolton Police image courtesy of Chi-town-fire-photos.


At The Plush Horse ice cream shop in Palos Park one balmy July morning, Larry Wiles, 67, talked about riding horses as a young boy in a nearby pasture. Katherine Cochran told the story of losing her mother and beating cancer shortly thereafter. Mike Schimanski talked about his days as an Metra electrical worker and a battle to unionize decades ago.

For a police event, there wasn’t much talk of policing.

It may seem like just pleasant chit-chat, but it’s a law enforcement strategy. The monthly meeting at the shop, called “Coffee with a Cop,” is part of the community policing program in Palos Park…Please click here to read Matt McCall’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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