Police in Fife have launched an engagement initiative that will allow people to join officers for an informal chat over a cup of tea or coffee in Glenrothes.
Costa Coffee in the Kingdom Shopping Centre will host the sessions that will allow the public to speak with officers, raising any concerns, issues and ideas they may have for policing in the Kingdom.
The first session will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday 30 January with further sessions planned each month thereafter, each lasting for two-hours at a time.
Community Officers will be hand to offer advice and guidance to anyone who may have questions or concerns about local policing in the area.
The initiative is a further way officers in Fife are seeking to engage with all members of the public, particularly those from harder to reach groups so to ensure that policing is inclusive to all.
Sergeant Chris Mutter from Glenrothes Police Station said: “Fife Divisions overarching objective is to ‘Keep the Kingdom safe’, which requires the input of the community to ensure our policing can achieve this aim.
“We understand that we need to be flexible so that we can engage with the diverse communities that live in our area, and it is hoped that by meeting with local officers in this way people will feel comfortable coming to discuss their views in an informal setting.”
Sandy Gourlay, Costa’s Charity and Community Manager, said: “Costa strives to offer a warm and welcoming environment and is pleased that our local team in Glenrothes is able to provide space within the store to host local Community Officers.
“Our Community Programme was developed to help support stores play an active role in the communities they serve and we look forward to welcoming the Fife Division into store soon."