Corona PD to Host Coffee with a COP
For Immediate Release
September 10, 2018
CORONA PD TO HOST COFFEE WITH A COP
Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues
CORONA, CA-- On Sept. 18, 2018, officers from Corona 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 will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sept. 18, 2018 at Starbucks (1575 E. Ontario Avenue). Please contact Sergeant Adam Roulston with questions by emailing Adam.Roulston@CoronaCA.gov.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Corona’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 George Johnstone. “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.
About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding The City of Corona visit www.CoronaCA.gov.
Sgt. Chad Fountain
Public Information Officer