Members of the Madison Police Department and Lake County Sheriff's Office will answer questions and have discussions with area residents during May's Coffee With A Cop session from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday at 2nd Street Diner in Madison.
Madison Police Chief Chuck Pulford started the program earlier this year to provide an informal event that gives the public an opportunity to ask questions or perhaps voice concerns to law enforcement officers.
The Coffee With A Cop sessions offer a new forum for Madison residents to ask questions if they don't otherwise have an opportunity to stop by City Hall or contact local law enforcement.
If the program has a successful start, Pulford is interested in holding the Coffee With A Cop sessions on the first Wednesday of each month.
Pulford also reported Tuesday (today) that the Madison Police had collected 137 pounds of prescription drugs last Saturday during Drug Take Back Day, an event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency.
DEA officials promote Drug Take Back Day events across the nation, offering opportunities for persons to turn in unwanted or expired prescription drugs to local authorities.
According to Pulford, DEA officials will pick up the collected prescription drugs and dispose of them safely.