Residents Invited to “Coffee with a Cop” on April 5

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 2:42pm

The Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) and the Wake County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) will co-host “Coffee with a Cop” on Friday, April 5, from 7-9 a.m. at the Wake Forest Coffee Company, 156 S. White St.

“Coffee with a Cop” provides a unique opportunity for law enforcement and community members to come together in an informal, neutral setting to discuss community issues and build relationships - one cup of coffee at a time.

Most of the contact law enforcement officers have with the public tends to occur during emergencies or emotional situations, which are often not the best times to build relationships. “Coffee with a Cop” aims to breaks down barriers and allow for relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

All area residents are invited to attend, ask questions, and learn more about the WFPD and the WCSO. Wake Forest Coffee Company will provide free standard coffee during the event, and several Wake Forest police officers and Wake County sheriff’s deputies will be on hand.

Attendees are discouraged from making speeches or airing grievances at this event.

“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 offered across the country, as local law enforcement agencies strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

The WFPD hosts “Coffee with a Cop” on several occasions each year at shops and restaurants throughout Wake Forest. The program aligns with Goal 2 of the Wake Forest Strategic Plan: Enhance and Promote a Safe and Connected Community.