NEW BERLIN – After the decision was made to keep the New Berlin Police Department, a new Officer-in-Charge has been hired with hopes of being a more community originated department.
According to New Berlin Police Department Officer-in-Charge David Kaminski, his goal is to get to know the New Berlin community, and inspire his officers to be more involved within the community.
As part of his goal, Kaminski said he will host a “Coffee with A Cop” event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, at Stewart’s on 5 North Main Street in the Village of New Berlin.
Interested individuals have a chance to ask questions, meet the new officer-in-charge, and learn more about joining the Town of New Berlin Police Department. He said the department will also be offering a kid’s bike give-away during the event.
“If you’re going to serve a community, do it right or don’t do it at all,” said Kaminski. “It’s my hope that people will come down to Stewart’s, have a cup of coffee, voice any concerns they have about local issues we can help with, and take a free chance to win a kid’s bike.”
“For those who might be interested in joining a police department, we will also have applications for employment as we are currently hiring.”
He said this community-based approach is his way of taking into consideration the needs of New Berlin while trying to make the police department better after starting about five weeks ago.