On Sunday, December 15th, Officers from the Olivette Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.
This is the third Coffee with a Cop for the City of Olivette. The first was held at the Olivette Diner and the second at the Olivette McDonald’s location.
The event will take place at Fallon’s Bar and Grill from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Olivette. The setting is casual. No agenda, No speeches - Just informal and casual conversation.
Unfortunately, the majority of contact 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, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.
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 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.