Story by Janmarie Foschini
The Town of Warwick Police Department held their seventh “Coffee with a Cop” event on Sat., Mar. 3 at Henry’s Deli & Cafe in Warwick NY. The owners of Henry’s Deli, Karen and Phil McKenna, were happy to host the event at their establishment.
“The Warwick Police Department are always top notch professional officers who serve our community above and beyond. They are the “old school” cops who really care about people who live here,” said Karen and Phil McKenna.
An anonymous police supporter and customer donated the bagels and coffee as her way of thanking the officers and giving back to them for all they do for the community.
In attendance from the Warwick Police Dept. were Lt. John Rader, Lt. Thomas Maslanka, Det./Sgt. Alton Morley, Sgt. Ed Mullins, Det. Mike Hoffman, Officer Amie McGrady, Officer Keith Slesinski, Officer Chase Class, Officer John Harter, and retired Police Sgt. George Arnott.
Several local community members as well as non-residents took advantage of this event and came out to support and chat with the officers. Community member Mrs. McKenna came by to simply thank the officers for all their hard work. Tim Getz, a teacher, also came out to mingle with the police and thank the department for their dedication and hard work.
Peter Shi, of Warwick, was curious as to the speed limit difference in different parts of the Village. Officers stated the speed limit is 25 MPH on all Village streets unless otherwise posted. Officers also clarified some confusion about signs on Colonial Ave. and Forester Ave.
Another resident asked about extra speed enforcement on Wheeler Ave., and also commended the department on doing a great job all year.
Officer Aime McGrady informed everyone that a car seat safety inspection will be held in the spring, the date will be announced. Officer McGrady also welcomes any parent/caregiver to stop by the police station to learn about proper car seat installation and safety.
“This program allows us to engage with our residents in a social atmosphere. Each time we do this our officers feel more connected with the community, and it is our goal that the community feels connected with us. We want to reinforce that when anyone in Warwick needs any emergency service they simply have to dial 986-5000 and help will be on the way,” said Lt. John Rader.