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DPD Offers Chance For “Coffee With A Cop” Thursday

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DALTON, GA (WRCB) - Officers from the Dalton Police Department want to have a cup of coffee with you and talk about what's going on in your neighborhood.  

DPD is hosting a “Coffee With A Cop” event on Thursday from 8 a.m. -10 a.m. at the Panera Bread on Walnut Avenue.  All members of the community are invited to attend.

Most of the contacts between law enforcement and the public happen during emergency situations or during high stress situations. 

Coffee With A Cop is designed to give members of the public and law enforcement officers a chance to meet and interact with each other in an informal setting to allow for relaxed interaction. The idea is to build relationships and communication with the community that we serve.

“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers,” said Chief Parker. “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. 

Unfortunately, the police department will not be able to buy coffee for everyone who comes to meet with us, but the conversation will be free! 

Anyone with questions about the event can contact Lt. Jamie Johnson at 706-278-9085, extension 9175 or by email at jjohnson@cityofdalton-ga.gov.  
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