The Next Coffee with a Cop Event Location
Oak Bend Medical Center in Richmond
The Oak Bend Medical Center and the Richmond Police Department will host a Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The event will take place at Oak Bend Medical Center Lobby located at 1705 Jackson Street in Richmond from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Everyone is invited.
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 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, 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.