Monday, February 16, 2015

Coffee With a Cop

The agency I work for does a Coffee With a Cop event.  They advertise that police will be at a local coffee ship for a couple hours one Saturday morning.  It allows members of the public to chat with a police officer in a non-confrontational setting.

The average citizen only talks to the police when he is a suspect or a victim in a crime.  This is a setting where he can talk to the cops about police issues that might be a concern to him.  It's a clever way to bypass the media and get the word out to the citizens directly.

People have questions about use of force, but don't know who to talk to about it.  They wonder why police take certain actions and yet don't know anyone who can answer their questions.  This is a cost effective way to directly talk to people who will serve on juries, vote in elections and interact with their neighbors; that's what the SGT Says.

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