The popular Coffee with a Cop initiative was recently held in Rainbow Beach
In mid-July the Gympie Crime Prevention Team, along with Senior Constable Michael Brantz of Rainbow Beach Police Beat, attended Salt & Pepper on Rainbow for a Coffee with a Cop event.
Coffee with a Cop is an opportunity to meet with local police, ask any burning questions you might have, discuss local issues, and receive crime prevention tips.
There are no speeches or agendas, this is just your chance to speak with police officers from your area and voice your concerns whilst getting to know us over a coffee.
Senior Constable Brantz said the Coffee with a Cop event at Rainbow Beach was a success considering it was a cooler than usual morning.
“Residents and visitors to the area were able to speak to police from Rainbow Beach and Gympie Crime Prevention Unit and discuss local issues including rules about driving on the beach and inland tracks,” he said.
Special thanks to Angela and the hard-working staff from Salt & Pepper on Rainbow for supporting this initiative and providing her coffee shop and outdoor area for us to speak to the community.
A big thank you to the Rainbow Beach community and the visitors to the township who braved the cooler weather.
The community was provided with crime prevention fliers that addressed vehicle security, personal security, and property identification.
To help stop, reduce, and prevent offences occurring, police encourage you to adopt good home, vehicle, and key security habits.
- Lock up every time even if you are home, keep unattended doors and windows key locked or shut.
- Lock your vehicle even in your driveway and keep your keys out of sight.
- Engrave your property. This makes your property difficult to sell and makes it easier for police to return your property if found. Keep a list of serial numbers and photograph valuables that can’t be engraved.
- Report anything suspicious. Keep a lookout for suspicious behaviour and if in doubt, contact Policelink on 131 444. Report all crimes as soon as possible, no matter how small they seem.
Police are also asking the community to follow the myPolice Gympie Facebook page and subscribe to myPolice Gympie at www.mypolice.qld.gov.au/Gympie where you can keep up to date on community news and crime alerts.
Police are reminding residents of Rainbow Beach that the Rainbow Beach Police Beat phone number is 5480 1744, for non-urgent contact ring Policelink on 131 444, but in an emergency ring Triple Zero (000).
Senior Constable Darren Hewitt