Selbyville residents talk shop at ‘Coffee with a Cop’

The Selbyville Police Department wants people to be informed about public safety in the town. So they’re hosting two informal events at the Selbyville Public Library to meet with adults and children.

Cookies with a Cop is for children, on Wednesday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m. Adults may prefer Coffee with a Cop, on June 8 at 3:30 p.m.

The events are a chance for police to answer questions — and correct any rumors.

“Whenever we have things like this, usually it’s because there’s something that’s on social media that gets a lot of steam, or there’s something in the news that gets people chatting,” said Library Director Kelly Kline.

Adults usually only interact with the police when something goes wrong, but Kline said, “It’s important to have a good connection with the people who protect our community.”

At the April event, Police Chief W. Scott Collins had explained burglary statistics and reviewed a list of local scams to avoid. One resident even realized she had been duped by a seemingly reputable door-to-door energy company salesperson.

“People can just come in and have a chat with Chief Collins,” said Kline. “It makes people feel better when they can come in and interact with their police on just a basic level.”

The Selbyville Public Library is located at the corner of McCabe and Main streets. For more information, contact the library at (302) 436-8195 or