Wall Township Police to host Coffee with a Cop on Friday, December 9, 2016
Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues
WALL TOWNSHIP—On Friday, December 9, 2016, officers from the Wall 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 event begins at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Whole Foods located at 1933 State Highway 35, Wall Township. Please contact Lt. Chad Clark or Ptlm. Andrew Baldino with questions: (732) 449-4500 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Wall Township’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,” said Chief Robert Brice. “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 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.
For any additional information please contact the Wall Police Public Information Officer:
Detective Lieutenant Greg Carpino #130
(732) 449-4500 ext 1130