(Sheridan, Wyo.) — On April 25, officers from the Sheridan police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25 at Starbucks. Coffee with a Cop
provides a unique
opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the
department’s work in Sheridan’s neighborhoods.
The majority of contacts 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
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 county, 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.
Please contact James Hill with questions: email@example.com.
*Feature photo: Sheridan Police participate in a Crisis Intervention
Training at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in February. / Pitchengine
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