MADISON, Ala. — Wednesday is a day where people across the country connect with the police officers that serve them-- over a cup of joe. It’s “National Coffee with a Cop Day” and Madison City Police celebrated today at White Bison Coffee.
Officers say, connecting with the community is a priority. We met with Officer Teresa Taylor-Duncan, the Community Relations Officer with Madison City Police. She tells our reporter, “We’ve got to know what our citizens want… Being able to sit down in a comfortable, non-contentious environment where they can ask questions, where we can ask questions… It just helps make the relationship that much more solid.”
Madison Police say community members with concerns can reach out to them on social media, call in to meet with the ‘Office of Professional Standards” or Community Relations. Officer Taylor-Duncan adds, the Madison Police Chief has a "pretty open door policy." Officer Taylor-Duncan says concerned citizens can reach out to the department to speak with the chief.