Ofc. Teresa Fuller
Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Midnight
The Spokane Police Department will hold our next Coffee with a Cop event in partnership with NorthTown Mall, Wednesday, June 25th from 7:30-9:30 am. The event will be held on the first floor of NorthTown Mall, outside Urban Blends Coffee Shop (enter NorthTown Mall near Barnes and Noble and take a right to get to Urban Blends).
The Spokane Police Department is proud to partner with NorthTown Mall to host our June Coffee with a Cop event. Drip Coffee will be provided, courtesy of Urban Blends Coffee Shop.
Spokane Police Department leadership as well as officers who patrol in the NorthTown and North Spokane area will be available to have coffee and conversations with citizens.
NorthTown Mall leadership will be on-hand to discuss and inform citizens about interior and exterior mall renovations. Renderings of these renovations will be on display during the event.
All community members are invited to attend this event.
Coffee with a Cop is an event where police and community members come together in an informal, neutral 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.
The goal of the program is to increase community trust, police legitimacy and partnership building. Coffee with a Cop removes 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.
Officer John O'Brien