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On Saturday, March 24, McDonald's of North Texas and the Dallas Police Department kicked off its sixth annual Coffee With Cops initiative. Hundreds of North Texans flocked to seven Dallas area McDonald's restaurants to enjoy free McCafé Coffee and honest conversation with police officers.

During the events, officers of all levels – including Sergeants, Deputy Chiefs and Neighborhood Patrol Officers - sat down with residents to answer questions, discuss public safety and build relationships with those they serve. A second Coffee with Cops event is scheduled for Saturday, September 15.

"Thanks to our partnership with McDonald's and our Coffee with Cops initiative, we've been able to strengthen relationships with community members throughout the city," said Joli Angel Robinson, Manager of Community Affairs at Dallas Police Department. "Coffee with Cops gives us the opportunity to get to know residents in all seven of our patrol divisions. As a police department, we're able to answer questions, hear comments, and address concerns that help us continue to serve all communities."

"McDonald's is committed to connecting with those in our community, so we're honored to continue our partnership with the men and women in blue to do just that," said Ron Dribben, local McDonald's Owner/Operator and President of the North Texas Co-op. "Since its inception in 2013, Coffee with Cops has grown to become a well-known event that both Owner/Operators and McDonald's crew members look forward to each year. We're proud to have a hand in helping create these valuable relationships throughout our great city."