Story + Photography by Tony Centonze
Clarksville Police Department Officer Roger Carroll and CPD Chaplain Modesto Martinez spent some time recently hosting Coffee With a Cop at The River Club Golf and Learning Center.
“Coffee With a Cop is an opportunity for us to get out and meet face to face with the citizens of Clarksville, talk a bit, answer questions for them, and tell them about upcoming events,” Officer Carroll said.
Officers Carroll and Martinez, spent a lot of time talking with the kids who came out to meet them.
“This is the first time we have had kids attend one of these events,” Carroll said. “It's a really great opportunity for us. We get to sit down with them and find out what's on their mind. and talk.”
Officer Carroll says, “CPD tries to do this at least once every other month. As the weather gets warmer, events may be held on a monthly basis.”
“Shop With a Cop is an important event for us each year,” Carroll said “We also do Cut With a Cop” when we go to some of the local barber shops and spend an hour or so talking with the customers. Those shops are pretty busy, and people really like to talk when they are sitting in the barber's chair, so they're a really captive audience.”