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Bayonne’s ‘Coffee with a Cop’ postponed

Police Chief Robert Geisler said the event was rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns

The Coffee with a Cop event in Bayonne has been postponed, according to Police Chief Robert Geisler.

“Late last week, I was informed that the parent organization of Coffee with a Cop cancelled this years National Coffee with a Cop Day due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Geisler said. “Out of an abundance of caution, the Bayonne Police Department will follow suit.”

The Coffee With A Cop event was set to take place at the 16th Street Park on Oct. 7, including a discussion with police officers from all ranks and several divisions.

Although there were safety measures in place, according to Geisler, he felt that the best course of action is to cancel the event on Wednesday and reschedule it for a later date.

“I made this decision with the health and safety of our community and the health and safety of our police offers as my priority,” Geisler said. “I am disappointed that this event is cancelled. This is an event that I, the members of the Bayonne Police Department, and members of the community have been looking forward to.”

Geisler said he “looks forward to a time when we can all meet again without the threat of contracting COVID-19.”

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