After the success of its first-ever “Coffee with a Cop” event March 30, the Oakhurst California Highway Patrol office invites the public to join officers for a cup inside the Cool Bean Cafe starting at 7 a.m. July 7.
Similar to the March 30 event, the public can ask questions of officers, voice their concerns, or simply get to know their local law enforcement in order to create a better community.
“We hope community members will welcome the opportunity to ask questions, bring concerns forward, or simply get to know our officers,” Commander J.R. Daughrity said. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”
“I think it will be very beneficial to build this relationship, especially in a small community,” added Kaci Lutz, public information officer. “Now that we’ve been able to start community programs like these, it’s really opened doors for us to be able to create a positive connection with the public.”
Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice. As the majority of contact with law enforcement happens during emergency or emotional situations, officials said the program helps break down any subsequent barriers to help build community relationships in a relaxed environment.
Details: Public information officer Kaci Lutz, (559) 658-6590.