If you see officers walking around in your neighborhood it may not be for a critical incident. These officers may be on foot patrol and may be approaching your home just to say hello and have a casual conversation. It’s part of a not so new program known as “Park, Walk and Talk” and it is designed to get officers out of their patrol cars and into the neighborhoods they patrol. The idea is to get to know the residents and learn about any issues and/or concerns. The information will be used to better allocate resources to address problem areas. #ParkWalkTalk #COCOAPD #CPD
CAUGHT ON BODYCAM:
Meet “Shorty”, “Peanut” and the boy they nicknamed “Steph Curry” for his “unstoppable” moves on the court! It was purely by chance they ended up on this bodycam video. While out searching for repeat offenders Wednesday evening, Detective Ben Erskine encountered the three young males playing basketball at Joe Lee Smith Park. Detective Erskine began talking with the boys when three other officers arrived. The encounter then turned into a 5-6 minute game of 3-on-3 basketball with Detective Erskine, Detective Anthony Colombo, Officer George Menendez and Officer Amanda Torello who was the “odd man out”. Officer Menendez made sure his bodycam was capturing the moment in hopes the NBA took notice. Those kids can sure play ball! Of course they won the game but it wasn’t a bad showing by the boys in blue! According to Detective Erskine, "It was a much needed break".