Coffee with a Cop Day
Friday (Oct. 7) is your chance to visit with law enforcement officers at various locations around Pensacola, ask questions and drink a cup or two of coffee as part of national Coffee with a Cop Day.
The goal of the event is to improve trust and build relationships one cup of coffee at a time.
“Increasing face-to-face contact with the public is essential to building better relationships between the public and police,” said Pensacola Police Chief David Alexander III.
National Coffee with a Cop Day was launched in 2011 in Hawthorne, CA, by the Hawthorne Police Department as a means of improving communication with the public. Since then, Coffee with a Cop events have been hosted in all 50 states, and has become one of the most successful community oriented policing programs across the country.
The casual atmosphere is designed to encourage people to sit down with officers, ask questions and share what’s on their minds.
So if you’re not doing anything between 7 and 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, please plan to visit one of the following locations and spend some time talking with law enforcement officers:
- Coffee Cup restaurant, 520 E. Cervantes St.
- Bagelheads, 916 E. Gregory St.
- Oscar’s Restaurant, 2805 W. Cervantes St.
- Starbucks, 5040 Bayou Blvd. (south of Cordova Mall).
Command staff from the Pensacola Police Department will be at the designated locations, and officers will be encouraged to stop at various locations as they can between calls.