Coffee with a Cop coming to Lindsborg Jan. 23

By KBBE News
January 15, 2018

Lindsborg, KS—On January 23rd, 2018 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 6 p.m. on January 23rdat The Blacksmith Coffee Shop, 122 N. Main. Please contact Sergeant A.J. Elmer [email protected] 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 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.