Inaugural 'Cone with a Cop' Kicks Off in June With Free Ice Cream | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Inaugural ‘Cone with a Cop’ Kicks Off in June With Free Ice Cream

June 12, 2017

By now, most residents are at least somewhat familiar with “Coffee With a Cop” — the monthly event offering residents the opportunity to have coffee and chat with their ward police officer.

No agenda and no speeches, just residents spending some quality time with their friendly neighborhood police officers. The initiative is part of a national program, but has become so popular in Lakewood that officers are keeping it going through the summer.

However, because of the summer scheduling — with a number outdoor events slated — the event will take place in the early evening hours during the summer months.

It’s a time of day that’s necessarily ideal for coffee. So, the event’s got a new name — at least throughout the summer. The first “Cone with a Cop” will take place at the Gorilla, at 12102 Madison Avenue, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 29.

For the inaugural event, the ice shop is offering free ice cream cones to everyone in attendance.

“The idea is to help to strengthen the relationship between residents and the city’s police officers, and also help a business out in the process,” said Angela Ortiz, the Ward 2 neighborhood police officer and one of the organizers of the monthly event.

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