Press Release: Because ‘Coffee with a Cop’ Left Us Hungry……. 170420

Because ‘Coffee with a Cop’ Left Us Hungry…….

GREENSBORO, NC (April 20, 2017) – As a natural extension of ‘Coffee with a Cop’ Greensboro police officers from Patrol Division 3 are inviting people to join them for lunch tomorrow from noon to 2 pm at Chick-fil-A, 5901 W. Friendly Ave.
‘Coffee with a Cop’ is a community outreach effort that provides opportunities for people to informally meet officers and discuss community issues. Its goal is to break down barriers and allow for relaxed, one-on-one interaction.
“Coffee is nice, but we were still hungry after talking with all the people who joined us,” said Sgt. Alex Ricketts. “Lunch with a Cop just seemed like the next step in continuing the conversation.”
This is the first formal Lunch with A Cop.
More than 50 ‘Coffee with a Cop’ events have been held in the past two 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 United States 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 county.

Susan C. Danielsen
Public Information Officer
Greensboro Police Department
300 W Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27402-3136
www.gsopd.org
(w) 336.574.4002
(m) 336.451.5715
susan.danielsen@greensboro-nc.gov<mailto:susan.danielsen@greensboro-nc.gov>

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