Coffee With A Cop In Canton

By KBBE News
April 03, 2017

McPherson Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Galva and Canton Police Departments

Host Coffee with a Cop On April 15th

Program offers an opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues.

Canton, KS—On April 15th , 2017 Sheriff Deputies, Police Officers and Dispatchers from McPherson County Sheriff’s Office, Galva Police Department, Canton Police Department and McPherson County 911 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 April 15th at the Canton Senior Center, 112 S Main, Canton, KS.

Please contact Deputy A.J. Elmer at [email protected] questions.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Canton and Galva’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 some community 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 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 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.