CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Cape Coral Police Department to Host "Coffee With a Cop" at McDonald's, 1751 Del Prado Boulevard, on Tuesday, January 14
(January 06, 2014)- On January 14, 2014, officers from the Cape Coral Police Department 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 8:00 AM on January 14, 2014 at McDonald’s located at 1751 Del Prado Boulevard South. Please contact Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer with questions: (239) 242-3341.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Cape Coral’s 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.
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 country, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.
“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns to us, or simply get to know our officers on a human level. These kind of interactions are the foundation of the type of community partnership we want.”- Chief of Police Bart Connelly.
WHAT: Coffee With a Cop
WHEN: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
WHERE: McDonald's at 1751 Del Prado Boulevard South, Cape Coral, FL
Click the link below to download the event flyer: