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Posted on: October 3, 2016

[ARCHIVED] JPD to Participate in National Coffee with a Cop Day

JPD to Participate in national Coffee with a Cop Day
Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues.

On Friday, October 7, 2016, officers from the Jacksonville Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop at Moka Joe’s, 2222A Gum Branch Road from 8-11AM as a partner in the first national Coffee with a Cop Day.

Coffee with a Cop provides a casual, informal atmosphere for officers and community members to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend. The event provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in City neighborhoods.

The US Department of Justice, in conjunction with Coffee with a Cop’s originators at the Hawthorne (California) Police Department national organization has invited police departments across the nation to participate in the first national event. More than 2,000 law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve have participated in Coffee with a Cop.

The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officer and community members, one cup of coffee at a time.

This is JPD’s fourth Coffee with a Cop event. “The events have been very well received by the community. We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns or simply get to know our officers, said Chief Mike Yaniero, Director of Public Safety. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”

Media contact - Beth Purcell, 910 581-9909

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