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On November 11th, 2016 officers from the Steamboat Springs Police Department and community members will come together 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 8am on November 11th at the Steamboat Springs McDonald’s, who will be providing free coffee to patrons who visit with an Officer and of course, coffee consumption is not a requirement.
Engaging our community is a top priority for the Steamboat Springs Police Department. “The foundation of maintaining public safety and effective policing starts with a strong relationship and trust between the Police Department and the community” says, Chief Christensen. We share the community’s concerns and make every effort to address them. To that end, we are starting a new program entitled Coffee with a Cop.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn about the Steamboat Springs Police Department. The majority of contact law enforcement has with the public happens during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.
Coffee with a Cop is 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.
Contact Information: Officer Shane Musgrave, 970-879-4344, firstname.lastname@example.org