Richmond PD Hosting Coffee with a Cop Program
At Freeman Town Park in Richmond
The Richmond Police Department
will host a Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The
event will take place at Freeman Town Park located at 601 Burnet Street in
Richmond from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community
members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Richmond
The majority of contacts law enforcement made 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,
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.