"Coffee with a Cop" Event
Chief Steven Skory announces that the Wakefield Police Department will host a “Coffee with a Cop” event on 10/2, and all are welcome to come and enjoy free coffee while getting to know their local police officers.
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Brothers Restaurant, 404 Main St., Wakefield
Members of the Wakefield Police Department will be on-hand to greet, share a cup of coffee and engage with residents, business owners, and visitors. Officers are available for open general discussion with members of the public.
Coffee is provided free of charge, courtesy of Brothers, and community members are invited to get to know their police officers face-to-face.
The event is part of National Community Policing Week. The Wakefield Police Department is very dedicated to the concepts of community policing, building public trust, and police legitimacy and is proud to host events like this.
About Coffee with a Cop:
Coffee With a Cop began in Hawthorne, Calif. in 2011 as a result of police officers brainstorming ways to better interact with their community. They developed a simple plan to break down the barriers that have been built between police officers and citizens — have a cup of coffee, discuss what’s on your mind, ask questions and make suggestions that could better the community.
Since its creation, Coffee With a Cop events have been held in more than 2,000 communities in 49 states. It is regarded as one of the most successful community oriented policing programs in the United States.