Your next latte bill is on south-west police as local officers prepare for a community engagement event celebrating International Women's Day.
Senior Constable Jazz Kaye, of the Warrnambool police community engagement unit, said members would be stationed at a number of south-west cafes on March 8 to promote this year's International Women's Day (IWD) catchphrase 'Break the Bias'.
She said the catchphrase was aimed at "joining together to forge women's equality, and create a world where difference is valued and celebrated".
"IWD is a great opportunity to celebrate women in policing, as well as women in our community," Senior Constable Kaye said.
"We'll be hosting Coffee with a Cop events across the south-west on Tuesday to increase engagement among police and general community members."
Senior Constable Kaye said both men and women were invited to show their support for women and promote a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination.
"We hope to engage with any individuals interested in a policing career, as well as those looking to have a conversation with their police about local matters," she said.
"Hopefully we can get a good crowd of people who are keen to have a chat over a free cup of coffee."
The Coffee with a Cop events will be held from 10am to noon at Warrnambool's Country Life Cafe, Terang Bakery, and a location to be announced in Portland.
For more details, contact your local police station.
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