Moundridge Police to host Coffee with a Cop

By KBBE News
August 06, 2017

On Aug. 9, 2017 Sheriff Deputies and Police Officers from the McPherson County Sheriff’s Office and the Moundridge 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 Aug. 9 at The Moundridge Senior Center, 100 N Schmidt Ave. Please contact Deputy A.J. Elmer [email protected]

Chief Jay Kessler at (620)-345-2777 with questions.

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