This Wednesday, October 2, 2019, officers from the Pelham Police Department invite community members to come together in an informal setting to talk about issues they feel are important, build relationships, learn about each other and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event is from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2 at the Town Gazebo near the corner of Harmon Avenue and Fifth Avenue. J Café located at 129 Wolfs Lane has generously donated coffee for all of those who attend.

"Coffee with a Cop" provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the police department’s work in local 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. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

"Coffee with a Cop" is a national initiative and began as part of National Community Policing Week in 2016. It now continues each year on the first Wednesday in October furthering efforts nationwide to bridge the gap between the community and local police. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

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