MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
YOU are invited to our next
Coffee with a Cop event!
The Richmond Police
Department will hold its next Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday, November
15, 2017. The event will take place at the Venue at Richmond club house,
located at 5200 Pointe West Circle from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The Venue is the
luxury apartment complex located behind Rudy's BBQ off of US 59.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique
opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the
department’s work in Richmond neighborhoods.
The majority of contacts law enforcement has
with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those
situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building
with the community. Some community members may feel that officers are
unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down those barriers and
allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.
No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask
questions, voice concerns, and get to know your officers. 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 country, 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.
Lowell D. Neinast
Lieutenant of Professional Development
Richmond Police Department