The Pleasant Hill Police invite community members to come together for Coffee with a Cop on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9:30-11 a.m. at Caribou. This informal event invites community members to discuss issues, learn more about the department’s work, build relationships and drink coffee with the cops.
Law enforcement receives a majority of their public encounters during emergencies or emotional situations. Situations like these are not always effective for building relationships with community members. The officers within the Pleasant Hill Police Department would like citizens within the community to feel comfortable approaching them while on duty. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.
“We welcome all community members to bring their questions or concerns and get to know those within our department,” said Police Chief Al Pizzano. “Interactions like this help build relationships between law enforcement and the community we serve.”
Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the United States Department of Justice and the 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. Caribou Coffee is located at 4910 Maple Drive in Pleasant Hill.
For more information, contact Chief Pizzano at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-265-1444.