On The Beat | Thursday, February 16

NSW Police Shoalhaven crime prevention officer Senior Constable Anthony Jory controls protesters at last weekend's Nowra Show.
NSW Police Shoalhaven crime prevention officer Senior Constable Anthony Jory controls protesters at last weekend's Nowra Show.

It has been a pretty big week or so in the crime fighting business.

The Nowra Show was last Friday and Saturday and wasn’t it hot.

I met a lot of good people and handed out plenty of balloons and handcuffed heaps of kids, much to the delight of their parents.

While I was there deciding whether to pass out with heat stroke or not the Prime Minister walked past.

You don’t see that every day.

Next Thursday, February 23 is Coffee with a Cop day.

This is the day when NSW Police get together with the public [that’s you] over a cup of coffee and have a chat.

We will meet in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee.

If you want to take part you have three opportunities.

The first event is being held at 7:30am at the Milkwood Bakery in Berry, the next event will be held at 10:30 at The Hopper Society in Nowra and the final event for the day will be down at Ulladulla at the Sandbar Café located at the Civic Centre at 3pm.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the police work in Shoalhaven neighborhoods.

There are three colors on a traffic light.

Red, Amber and Green.

Green means go, Red means stop and from what I have seen lately Amber means “let’s speed up and get through the intersection before it turns red”.

However,  in reality when the amber light comes on, you are to slow down and stop in anticipation for the red light to come on.

You are able to go through an amber light only if it is unsafe for you to stop because sudden braking might cause a crash.

That’s it for this week, I will be looking forward to seeing you all next week for the Coffee with a Cop promotion.

As always, in case of an emergency call 000. In non-emergencies call the Policelink on 131 444 or your local police station. To provide anonymous information call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000. For domestic and family violence information, visit www.police.nsw.gov.au. For Shoalhaven Domestic Violence officers call 4421 9666 or 4421 9665 or email shoaldvlo@police.nsw.gov.au.

Don’t forget, cops are tops.