WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop at the Wake Forest Coffee Company, 156 S. White St., Saturday, Aug. 27, 8-10 a.m.
Coffee with a Cop provides an 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 break 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. Wake Forest Coffee Company will provide free standard coffee, and several Wake Forest police officers will be on hand.
Attendees are discouraged from making speeches or airing grievances at this event.
Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s 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
The police department plans to host Coffee with a Cop on several occasions throughout the year at different shops or restaurants around Wake Forest.