COFFEE WITH A COP: Newtown Township Police Department invites community for coffee and conversation

 

NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Police officers from the Newtown Township 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 next Coffee With A Cop get together beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 1 at Factory Donuts, Village at Newtown Shopping Center, 2828 South Eagle Road Newtown 18940. 

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Newtown and Wrightstown townships.

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.

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.

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