Corcoran Police Department Press ReleaseCorcoran Police Department
1031 Chittenden Ave.,
Corcoran, CA 93212

1/12/2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #2017 01 17
Subject :

Coffee with a Cop.
Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues.
Contact :Gary Cramer, Deputy Chief, Police    559-992-5151 ext. 244
    Gary.Cramer@corcoranpd.com
Gabriel Padama, Sergeant, Police    559-992-5151
Gabriel.Padama@corcoranpd.com
Image of cup of steaming coffee with cop hat above cup.

Corcoran CA - On January 18, 2017, officers from Corcoran 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 7:00 AM on 01/18/17 at BB Screen Printing, 1115 Norboe Avenue in Corcoran. Please contact Sgt. Padama with questions: call (559) 469-7234 or by email at Gabriel.Padama@corcoranpd.com

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department's work in Corcoran'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 interaction.

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.

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. Coffee with a Cop will be held on a quarterly basis throughout the city of Corcoran.



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