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'Coffee With a Cop' served in South Portland

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'Coffee With a Cop' served in South Portland

Photo: David Harry / The Forecaster

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.

Photo: David Harry / The Forecaster

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.

Photo: David Harry / The Forecaster

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

Photo: David Harry / The Forecaster

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.