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Have coffee with a cop on Tuesday
Have coffee with a cop on Tuesday

You are invited to have a cup of coffee with the Spokane Police Department. SPD will hold its 2nd Coffee With a Cop event Tuesday, February 25th. It's at Dawn of the Donut on North Division at 9 am.

The police department launched a new Community Engagement Initiative called “Coffee with a Cop” last month. That program is nationally recognized, has been implemented in hundreds of other U.S. cities, and provides an opportunity for community members to talk with officers and Spokane Police leadership regarding questions and concerns.

According to SPD, the goal of the program is to increase community trust, police legitimacy and partnership building. Coffee with a Cop removes the physical barriers and crisis situations that routinely define interactions between law enforcement officials and community members. Instead it allows for relaxed, informal one-on-one interactions in a friendly atmosphere. This informal contact increases trust in police officers as individuals which is a foundation to building partnerships and engaging in community problem solving. The program aims to advance the practice of Community Policing through improving relationships between police officers and the community, one cup at a time.

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