Press Release: Officers Encourage Dialogue at “Coffee with a Cop 170215

Officers Encourage Dialogue at “Coffee with a Cop”

GREENSBORO, NC (Feb. 15, 2017) – The Greensboro Police Department is continuing to host “Coffee with a Cop”, a community outreach effort that provides opportunities for people to informally meet officers and discuss community issues. The next event is Friday, Feb. 17, from 9:00 -11:0 am at Biscuitville, 1001 E. Bessemer Ave.
The goal of “Coffee with a Cop” is to break down barriers and allow for relaxed, one-on-one interaction. “Communication is such an important part of what we do,” said Police Chief Wayne Scott. “By listening and talking, we can learn about each other, find out what is important to each of us, and work together to solve any problems.”
More than fifty “Coffee with a Cop” events have been held in the past two years. 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.
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Susan C. Danielsen
Public Information Officer
Greensboro Police Department
300 W Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27402-3136
www.gsopd.org
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