(October 27, 2016) - On November 2, 2016, 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 November 2, 2016 at McDonald's located at 2925 SW Pine Island Rd. and runs until 10:00 AM.
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.
“We are hoping to build on the tremendous success of our previous “Coffee With a Cop” events and bring this event to a new location to talk with different folks about whatever is on their minds…and drink coffee.” - Lieutenant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.
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.
Click on the link below to download the Coffee With a Cop Announcement Flyer:
CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341