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Charleston police to host Coffee with a Cop

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The Charleston Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday morning.

It’s a program that offers the public a chance to meet local police officers and discuss community issues. It will allow the public to meet with the Charleston City Police Department in an informal way, to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Charleston neighborhoods. Police say these kinds of meetings break down barriers and allow for a relaxed, one-on one interaction.

“We are excited as a Department to participate in this national initiative," Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen said. "It fits perfectly with our ongoing efforts to bring citizens and police officers together to discuss community issues and opportunities. When police officers and citizens come together trust is developed, partnerships form, and we all win."

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.

Everyone is invited to attend. The event begins at 8 a.m. at Chick-fil-A at 1656 Savannah Highway.

Please contact Jessica Watkins with questions at (843)720-2388, or at watkinsj@charleston-sc.gov.

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