Coffee with a Cop meetings planned

Staff Report

NEWBERRY COUNTY — In an effort to continue the open lines of communications between law enforcement and the community, Sheriff Lee Foster has announced a series of community based meetings continuing on the theme “Coffee With A Cop.”

“It is a great way to get to know each other and share ideas,” said Foster. “We believe it is important to keep the lines of communication open with the public and build relationships knowing that these partnerships are crucial to maintaining the safe communities we have all worked so hard to establish.”

Foster said the meetings have no speakers and no agenda, but Foster said deputies will be on hand to share a cup of coffee and talk. Deputies also will be on hand to help register register for Smart911.

“We believe that the Smart911 network will be a way to better serve the citizens of Newberry County and will empower first responders to be better at reacting to the needs of citizens in an emergency,” he said.

The first “Coffee With A Cop” will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. March 20 at Thomas’ Grocery, 136 Gilliam St. in Whitmire.

“Coffee With A Cop” will then move to Wilson’s II, 920 Main St. in Little Mountain 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. March 27.

Additional sessions will be scheduled throughout the county and announced.

Anyone needing help registering for Smart911 can come by the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office at 550 Wilson Road in Newberry or call 803-321-2211.

Staff Report

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