Story by Jennifer O’Connor
Now in its third year, the Warwick Police Department will once again host “Coffee with a Cop,” on Sat., Apr. 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Derosa’s Deli in Merchant’s Square, located at 42 Ronald Reagan Blvd. in Warwick.
Mark and Roz Kennedy, the owners of the deli which opened in December 2016, are excited to participate in the fifth “Coffee with a Cop” event. Roz previously owned Derosa’s Bagel Shop in the same location 20 years ago and is happy to be back in her old and newly renovated store.
“Free coffee will be available to everyone who attends,” said Roz.
In addition to coffee, the deli offers breakfast and lunch, boars head cold cuts, homemade salads and soups, smoothies and frappes, and cold drinks. They are a NYS Lottery Retailer and have instant scratch-off games too. Convenience grocery items like milk, bread, butter and eggs are available for sale.
At the event, several Town of Warwick police officers will be on hand to answer questions that residents may have. At past events questions ranged from how to properly install a car seat to why certain roads have lower speed limits than others. Also at past events many people came to thank the police for their work and dedication to the community.
“Obviously we can’t speak about investigations,” said Chief Tom McGovern, “but we are happy to get ideas from the public about their concerns.”
“Coffee with a Cop” is an opportunity for residents to talk with police in a casual and comfortable atmosphere with no speeches or agenda. To learn more about the event contact Lt. John Rader at 986-5000.
Derosa’s Deli is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week and from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the weekends. For more information about the deli call 610-5522.