Corcoran Police Department will be hosting its second Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Mexican Grill.
Members of the public are invited—and encouraged—to come to the restaurant to meet with local police officers, where they can discuss important local issue in a neutral setting. The informal get together will start at 7 a.m.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in local neighborhoods. The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies or emotional situations. That’s not the most conducive kind of encounter for relationship building. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.
“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring their concerns, or simply get to know our officers. These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships,” said Cpl. Ben Beavers of the Corcoran Police Department.
Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the US Department of Justice’s office of community-oriented policing services. Similar events are being held across the country, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve. The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time. Coffee with a Cop will be held on a quarterly basis throughout the community.
The Mexican Grill is located at 2111 Whitley Ave. For more information about the program, contact Cpl. Beavers at 992-5151, or by email at Benjamin.Beavers@corcoranpd.com.