Program offers opportunity to meet with Sheriff Jeff Shaver and deputies to discuss community issues on National "Coffee with a Cop" Day
On October 4th, 2017, Sheriff Jeff Shaver and deputies from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, strengthen relationships, and drink coffee.
All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 7AM on October 4th at Jack’s on the Chestnut Bypass in Centre.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the work of the Sheriff’s Office in Cherokee County.
Although the Sheriff’s Office is involved in many community programs, trainings, and school programs, the majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.
“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our deputies,” said Sheriff Jeff Shaver. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”
Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions and The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. October 4th is the second annual Coffee with a Cop sponsored the Department of Justice.
The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.