'Coffee With a Cop' served in South Portland

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South Portland Police Officer Shane Stephenson chats with Pierre Shevenell Wednesday morning at Cia Cafe, during a two-hour “Coffee With a Cop” event. Shevenell said he was surprised to see Police Chief Edward Googins and five of his staff at the 72 Ocean St. cafe for the event that is part of a national initiative to allow police and residents to meet in neutral spaces. “It is a great idea, they are very personable,” Shevenell said.

Cia Cafe owner Jeannie Dunnigan shows South Portland Police Chief Edward Googins the finer points of coffee making Wednesday morning during the “Coffee With a Cop” event.

Cape Elizabeth resident Katie Vaillancourt and South Portland Police Chief Edward Googins chat Wednesday morning at Cia Cafe on Ocean Street in Knightville.

South Portland Police Officer Shane Stephenson and Cia Cafe owner Jeannie Dunnigan serve customers Wednesday morning during the “Coffee With a Cop” event. “We were lucky enough to approached by the chief, it is great to see South Portland cops put themselves out in the community,” Dunnigan said.

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