Tuesday, November 25, 2014

WRPD Announce 2nd 'Coffee with a Cop'

Warner Robins Police Dept. to host 2nd Coffee with a Cop on December 15th 

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

WARNER ROBINS- On December 15th, officers from the Warner Robins
Police Department and community members will come together for the second time this year for Coffee with a Cop.  This is an informal gathering to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 8AM and ends at 10AM on December 15, 2014 at Starbucks, 2729 Watson Boulevard. Please contact Public Information Officer, Jennifer Parson with questions: (478) 302-5417 or jparson@wrga.gov.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and
learn more about the department’s work in neighborhoods throughout the city of Warner Robins.

The majority of the time residents meet law enforcement officials during emergencies, or
emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times to build
relationships within the community, and some Warner Robins residents may feel officers are
unapproachable. Coffee with a Cop breaks down those barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction in a neutral setting.

“Our first Coffee with a Cop event was very successful,” said Warner Robins Police Chief Brett Evans. “I’m looking forward to even more members of the community coming out this time.”

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the United States Department of Justice,
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Departments across the country are holding
events like this in an effort to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving

relationships between police officer and community members, one cup of coffee at a time.