Coffee with a Cop
April 9th, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Zelienople, PA—On Saturday May 8th, 2021, officers from Zelienople Police and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.
All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 8:00am on May 8th at Spring Street Café. Please contact Officer Myers with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Zelienople and Harmony neighborhoods.
The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. 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 concerns, or simply get to know our officers,” said Chief Jim Miller. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.” We hope that this event will bring our community together and make us stronger.
Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice and 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.