North Brisbane District’s Patrol Services are organising community get togethers to ensure safety in your local area.

It can be daunting calling your local police station. We’ve been taught not to call the police unless there’s a serious emergency, but we’re the ones that know what’s going on in our street, or at your local grocery store when we do our weekly shopping.

Brisbane Police have organised Cuppa with a Coppa to encourage members from the local area to share their thoughts about what’s going on and talk about what’s brewing in their community, in their day-to-day life.

It’s also for police to increase awareness and delivery personal safety messages that are relevant to those people living in the areas they patrol. Increasing education among local members in a comfortable and non-confronting setting creates the perfect opportunity to build police-resident relationships.

If you have something you would like to discuss with your local police, you’ll be able to grab a Cuppa with a Coppa on Wednesday July 30 at Cibo Espresso in New Farm, and Street Corner Bob’s Cucino Rustico in Fortitude Valley.

The Queensland Police also encourage involvement within local Neighbourhood Watch (NHWQ) groups if you’re interested in being involved and ensuring the safety of your community. NHWQ endeavours to encourage communities to join together in small informal groups for the purpose of improving the safety of their families and other people, who live, visit and do business in their neighbourhood.

If you would like more information on the North Brisbane District’s Patrol Services or the NHWQ call Inspector Ray Brownhill on (07) 3737 5646.