McPherson Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with Marquette Police Department to host Coffee with a Cop on July 10th.
Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues Marquette, KS—On July 10th, 2017 Sheriff Deputies and Police Officers from McPherson County Sheriff’s Office and the Marquette 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 July 10th at the Marquette Senior Center, 102 N. Washington. Please contact Deputy A.J. Elmer at [email protected] with questions.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Marquette’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.