Courtesy of the California Highway Patrol:
Uniformed personnel from the California Highway Patrol’s Hollister-Gilroy Area office and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, have coffee, and build relationships.
All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 16th at Starbucks in Hollister located at 1730 Airline Highway, #300.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about our Department’s work in San Benito County 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 officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.
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 country 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.
Please contact Officer Chris Miceli with questions: By phone at 408.848.2324 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.