WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop at Back Alley Coffee Roasters, 314 S. Brooks St., on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 8 to 10 a.m.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for police officers and community members to come together in an informal, neutral setting to discuss community issues and build relationships — one cup of coffee at a time.
The majority of contact law enforcement officers have with the public tends to occur during emergencies or emotional situations, which are often not the best times to build relationships. Coffee with a Cop aims to breaks down barriers and allow for relaxed, one-on-one interaction.
All area residents are invited to attend, ask questions, and learn more about the Wake Forest Police Department. Back Alley Coffee Roasters will provide free standard coffee during the event, and several Wake Forest police officers will be on hand.
Attendees are asked to avoid making speeches or airing grievances at this event.
Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the country, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.