Cops and truckies catch up for cuppa

NSW Police and the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) hosted Coffee with a Cop at Eastern Creek, encouraging a sit down chat to help police and truckies better understand each other.

Cops and truckies catch up for cuppa
Coffee with a Cop brings law enforcement and the road transport industry together to discuss issues.


Truckies were invited to the event held at BP Eastern Creek and encouraged to ask questions, clarify issues and address concerns directly with police in a positive, informal setting.

Chief Inspector Phillip Brooks from NSW Police spoke to truck drivers over a free coffee about staying safe on the roads, while acknowledging the hard work undertaken in doing their job. 

"After our initial launch at BP Marulan, it was great for us to catch up with drivers, operators, and those companies that operate in and around Eastern Creek, which services the bulk of the NSW Freight Network," Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the NSW Police, Traffic & Highway Patrol Command said. 

"We know our heavy vehicle drivers are at the forefront on our roads, often calling Emergency Services to crashes, delivering first aid to victims at the roadside, managing traffic around scenes, and providing valuable evidence in road safety incidents. 

"This is a great way to say thank you for their service, over a Coffee with a Cop."

ATA CEO Ben Maguire says it's important for road users and police officers to understand each other. 

"Events like Coffee with a Cop are a great chance for police officers to meet with our truck drivers and recognise the contribution they make on our roads," Maguire said.

"It’s important for road users to share their side of the story with police and vice-versa."

The event today was kindly hosted by the BP team with all drivers and travellers provided with a complimentary coffee. BP continues to invest in state of the art truckstop facilities that provide truck drivers a place to stop, rest, refresh and have a healthy meal before they continue on a safe journey, and BP Eastern Creek is a clear example of this. 

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