Apopka Police Department invites public to attend Coffee with a Cop
The Apopka Police Department invites members of the public to attend Coffee with a Cop, an informal event in which members of the community can join their neighbors, Chief Mike McKinley and some of his officers for coffee and conversation. The event is designed to give community members a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the deputies in their neighborhood.
This will be the fourth Coffee with a Cop event in Apopka this year. All three were co-hosted by the Apopka Police Department and the McDonald’s restaurants on Main Street and Rock Springs Road.
“This is an opportunity to meet the community one-on-one in a neutral setting,” said Chief McKinley. “Instead of during a crisis which typically brings law enforcement officers and community members together.”
Coffee with A Cop was launched in Hawthorne, California in 2011. Members of the Hawthorne Police Department were looking for ways to interact more successfully with the citizens they served each day. These brainstorming sessions led to the idea of having coffee with members of the community they serve.
The event is was designed to provide residents with the opportunity to ask questions and establish positive relationships with law enforcement, without any speeches or agendas.
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