On Tuesday, June 29, Police Chief Fred Soos, as well as officers from the Kenilworth Police Department, will host Waffle Cone with a Cop, an event inspired to build relationships in an informal setting, with its residents.
Waffle Cone with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to meet one-on-one with the Police Chief and officers to ask questions and learn more about the Kenilworth Police Department’s work in the community.
“As a police officer with the City of Elizabeth, I understand and appreciate the importance of strong relationships between police officers and the communities they serve,” Louis Demondo said. “This is why I am proud to help sponsor this relationship-building event in our own Borough of Kenilworth.”
The majority of interactions law enforcement have with the public happen during emergencies or emotional situations. Those conditions are not always the most effective or efficient times for relationship building with the community.
This event is intended to break down barriers and allow for a relaxed, personal environment.
Residents will get the chance to meet or speak with the newest Police Chief, Fred Soos, who has been with the Kenilworth Police Department since 1995.
Before becoming Chief in March 2021, by a unanimous decision by the Borough Council, he served in the roles of patrol officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain.
All residents are invited to attend. The event will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., outside of Borough Hall, located at 567 Boulevard, Kenilworth.
Waffle Cone with a Cop is a local initiative sponsored by the Borough of Kenilworth, The Louis Demondo Civic Association, and the Kenilworth Police Department.