On August 16th, 2017, officers with the Wichita Falls 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 is from 8:30 am to 9:30 am on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at Odd Duck Coffee located at 717 7th St, in Wichita Falls.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for members of the community to ask questions and learn more about their department. The majority of interactions between law enforcement and the public occur during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building.
Some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop seeks to break down those barriers and allow for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction. We hope that citizens will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers. These interactions are the foundation of any lasting community partnership.
Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. 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.