Thursday – July 25, 2019
AUGUST “COFFEE WITH A COP”
Officers from Prescott Valley Police Department and community members will again come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink free coffee at its August Coffee with a Cop event. This community meeting will be Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 9:00-10:30 am at HomeSmart Fine Homes and Land, 8123 State Route 69, Suite C in Prescott Valley.
Dunkin’ Donuts will provide the free coffee and donuts. The public 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 Prescott Valley’s neighborhoods. The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public occur during emergencies or emotional situations. That is not always the most effective time for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for relaxed, one-on-one interaction.
Interim Police Chief James Edelstein states: “We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers. These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”
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. For further information, contact Jerry Ferguson, 928-772-5114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies.