Celebrate Coffee with a Cop nationwide recognition
The members of the Prescott Valley Police Department invite the community to join them in the celebration of Coffee with a Cop’s national recognition. Coffee with a Cop began with the Hawthorne, California, Police Department (HPD) in 2011 in response to tensions between the police and the community. Today more than 2,000 law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve have participated in this program.
From 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, officers from Prescott Valley Police Department and community members will again come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink free coffee. The event will be at Back Burner Family Restaurant, 8400 E. Long Mesa Drive.
“These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships. No speeches, no agendas, just good ole’ conversation,” Police Chief Bryan Jarrell said.
Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and was highlighted in the Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing as a way to build community trust and confidence.