Twin Falls Police Department and community members will meet informally to discuss community issues and build relationships at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 at McDonald's located at 869 Pole Line Road.
'Coffee with a Cop' provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Twin Falls’ neighborhoods. This will be the second 'Coffee with a Cop' event hosted in Twin Falls this year.
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.
'Coffee with a Cop' is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the county, 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.
Please contact Capt. Matthew Hicks at 208-735-7204 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.