Concordia Police Department to host ‘Coffee With a Cop’
Concordia Police Department is inviting the community to have coffee with a cop. The event is an informal way to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. “Coffee with a Cop” is a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Concordia’s neighborhoods and schools.
“Most of the interaction the public has with law enforcement are crime-related, and those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community,” Concordia Police Chief Paul Mapes said. “Some residents may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. ‘Coffee with a Cop’ is intended to break down barriers and allow for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction with the community members.”
“Coffee with a Cop” will take place from 8-10 a.m. on Friday, April 12, at McDonald’s in Concordia, located at 101 NW 4th St.
“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers, as these interactions are the foundation of community partnership,” Mapes said.