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Celebrate National Coffee Day by Having Coffee with a Cop
Posted Date: 9/25/2017 9:00 AM

Join Greensboro police in celebrating National Coffee Day by chatting with them over a cup of java.

On Friday, September 29, from 8:30-11:30 am, officers will be at Starbucks, 2969 Battleground Ave., as part of "Coffee with a Cop," a community outreach program that allows for relaxed, one-on-one interaction. The date is also National Coffee Day. 

“We place a lot of emphasis on connecting with the people we serve,” said Police Chief Wayne Scott. “Coffee with a Cop is another way we can build those bridges. By listening and talking, we can learn about each other, find out what is important to us, and work together to solve any problems.”

More than 55 Coffee with a Cop events have been held in the past three years. Some of those events have included “Coffee to Go,” a twist on the traditional “Coffee with a Cop” in which officers bring coffee to apartment complexes and senior facilities. Regardless of the setting, both residents and police department employees have enjoyed the casual conversation and chance to know each other better.

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the US Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The program aims to advance the practice of community policing by improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time. Similar events are held across the country.

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