Enjoy a cup of coffee with local cops, hosted by Cafecito
YUMA — Police in Yuma has been encouraging the community to join them at Cafecito, 176 South Main Street for coffee with a cop.
Locals will be able to come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. Police Chief Thomas Garrity, sworn officers, and non-sworn personal will be on hand to answer questions or just sit and chat.
The event will be held between 7:00 am to 10:00 am on Thursday, February 16, 2023. All community members are invited to attend.
Coffee with a cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in the City of Yuma 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 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 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 by improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.