Dunkirk Police Introduces “Breakfast with a Cop” program


Chief David Ortolano and Officer Tom Rozumalski have breakfast with Central Christian Academy student Michael Cettell from Miss Oakes’ class

The City of Dunkirk Police Department has launched a new program with all the Elementary Schools within the City.  Several months ago Off. Thomas Rozumalski approached City Police Chief David Ortolano and Police Lt. Mark Timmerman with an idea to honor students selected by elementary schools by taking them for breakfast. The program is now under way and a student from each school is picked up at their school by a City Police Officer and taken for breakfast in a marked patrol car to Tim Hortons on Lakeshore Drive East.  Dave and Gina Kron from Tim Hortons reserve a special table for the student and they have graciously agreed to donate the cost of the student’s breakfast. Along with the student and Police Officers, the student’s family members are invited to have breakfast compliments of the Dunkirk PBA. After breakfast the student is taken for a short ride with the Police Officer and then taken back to school. This program is an excellent opportunity for the students and parents to have a positive interaction with their Police Officers and to build a positive relationship. The program is aimed at rewarding students for their hard work and that their Police Officers and Community appreciate that hard work.
Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano said, “I commend Officer Rozumalski for this great idea and Lt. Timmerman for his work on coordinating the program with all the Schools in the City. We want to  commend the Krons and their employees at Tim Hortons for taking such good care of us when we bring the students in for breakfast.  They truly are a great community business partner.  We also want to thank all the Schools for working together with us on this program.  It is these type of programs that continue to build positive Police/Community relations that will pay off in the future and hopefully create a few future Police Officers as well.”

2 thoughts on “Dunkirk Police Introduces “Breakfast with a Cop” program

  1. How very pleased am I knowing our police dept. is reaching out to our children to make such a positive difference in our community. I believe it reaches far wider than those at the school level and the family’s of all the students. As a citizen of Dunkirk I am impacted by your caring to make a difference in our youth. I believe that many other communities should consider beginning this program and others like it. What a incredibly wonderful idea Officer Rozumalski. Thank you Dunkirk Police Dept. for implementing this program, as well as the schools, Dave and Gina Kron and all of their staff.

  2. I saw it on Channel 4 news..very cute idea and I am sure the kids have a blast..glad to see this sharing of info for what goes on around here, everything is Buffalo…everyone in Buffalo needs to see what goes on outside the area..I travel in 3 counties for my job..and I do hear a lot of positive comments when things like this are posted on the news GREAT IDEA

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