Coffee with a cop Saturday in Lindsborg

By Jolyn Johnston-Myers
September 02, 2016

Lindsborg, KS—On September 3rd, 2016 Sheriff Deputies and Police Officers from McPherson County Sheriff’s Office and the Lindsborg Police Department would like to come together with community members in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 8 a.m. on September 3rd at The White Peacock, 124 S. Main. Please contact Deputy A.J. Elmer at [email protected] or Officer Terry Reed at (785)-227-2988 with questions.

Coffee with a Copprovides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Lindsborg’s neighborhoods. 

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

Coffee with a Copis a national initiative supported byThe United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve. 

The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.