Mountain Village Police Department hosts National Coffee with a Cop, Oct. 2, 2019

Coffee With a Cop

Words by Kathrine Warren / Community

The Mountain Village Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Starbucks in Mountain Village Center.

Coffee with a Cop is a nationwide initiative designed to offer an informal, neutral space for community and law enforcement to come together to discuss issues, build relationships and share a cup of coffee.

All community members are invited to attend to meet Mountain Village Police Department officers and enjoy complimentary coffee.

“We hope that community members will come out and join us to ask questions, discuss community concerns, or simply get to know our officers,” said Mountain Village Police Chief Chris Broady. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

Coffee with a Cop started in Hawthorne, CA in 2011 and after local success, a non-profit was created, and more than 10,000 events have been held worldwide in the last eight years. All 50 states now have Coffee with a Cop events and the program is also now in 15 different countries.

For more event information, contact Mountain Village Police Department by email [email protected], by phone 970.728.9281 or visit townofmountainvillage.com.