Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager, No Phone Number Available
Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 3:52 p.m.
The Spokane Police Department will hold our next Coffee with a Cop event in partnership with Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters, River Park Square and the Downtown Spokane Partnership Thursday, September 15, from 9-11:00 a.m. in the first floor atrium at River Park Square.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for police officers and community members to come together in an informal space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. It is a national initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, and has been implemented in over 175 cities and towns in 36 states across the country.
This event helps to remove the physical barriers and crisis situations that routinely define interactions between law enforcement officials and community members. Instead it allows for relaxed, informal one-on-one interactions in a friendly atmosphere. This informal contact increases trust in police officers as individuals which is foundation to building partnerships and engaging in community problem solving. The program aims to advance the practice of Community Policing through improving relationships between police officers and the community, one cup at a time.
The Spokane Police Department is proud to partner with Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters, River Park Square and the DSP to host Coffee with a Cop in the heart of downtown Spokane.