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Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a CopThe Oklahoma City Police Department and Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma have partnered with Panera Bread to brew up monthly Coffee with a Cop community events on the first Wednesday of
each month from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. where residents can connect with law enforcement officers over a free cup of coffee at Panera Bread.

 

Police Community Relations Officers will be at Coffee with a Cop starting at 8 a.m. to connect with
citizens over coffee on the following dates:
• March 2, 2016      Panera Bread 4401 W Memorial Rd.
• April 6, 2016         Panera Bread 6410 SW 3rd St.
• May 4, 2016           Panera Bread 6800 N Western Ave.
• June 1, 2016          Panera Bread 10600 S Pennsylvania Ave.
• July 6, 2016           Panera Bread 4401 W Memorial Rd.
• August 3, 2016     Panera Bread 6410 SW 3rd St.
• Sept. 7, 2016         Panera Bread 6800 N Western Ave.
• October 5, 2016   Panera Bread 10600 S Pennsylvania Ave.

“Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn
more about the OKCPD. Since the majority of contacts that officers make are during emergency
situations, there can often be negative associations. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and
allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction,” says OCPD Chief Bill Citty.

All residents are encouraged to attend when we are hosting near your neighborhood. Coffee will be
provided free of charge to the first 45 attendees. Media is welcome.

“This is one more way OCPD is proving to the OKC residents that they want to hear from the
citizens,” says Georgie Rasco, Executive Director of Neighborhood Alliance.

About Coffee with a Cop: In less than three years, Coffee with a Cop events have been hosted in
more than 2,000 communities, in 49 states and is one of the most successful community oriented
policing programs across the country. The program has also expanded to outside the Unites States to
Canada, Europe, Australia, and Africa. The key to Coffee with a Cop’s growing success is that it
opens the door for interactions outside of the crisis situations that typically bring law
enforcement officers and community members together.