Bombstar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 647 times:
My friend recently got a job at Tim Hortons, a popular donut/coffee chain in Canada. He was told that if police officers wanted a drink, they get it for free. Is this true? If so, why?
No wonder why police officers hang out at coffee shops so much.
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 606 times:
I worked at a Pizza Hut and we gave cops free meals everytime. The result is a high police presence in the establishment. It just makes the place safer. Customers appreciate it to, especially in high-crime areas, and that can help against competition that doesn't do it. Very common practice.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 611 times:
I worked 3 years in Law Enforcement and one of my favorite perks was the free/discounted meals that we got.
Our local Waffle House usually comped us drinks, as did the Copper Kettle. Krispy Kreme had a *one free donut per night* policy, as did Einstein Bros. Bagels. Papa John's Pizza had a blanket 50% discount + free soda, which applied even when we were off duty if we showed our badge. That was pretty sweet.
Working nights, I didn't get a chance to go too many other places in uniform, but the Day Watch guys made out like bandits from the stories they would tell us at briefing!
FlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 550 times:
Wow! I did not know that cops really did get free donuts. I thought that they paid for their donuts. Isn't that some form of bribery? Aren't cops supposed to be spreading themselves evenly around while on patrol instead of being attracted by a donut and coffee?