Southland police reach out to community in variety of ways
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.