Coffee with Cop opportunity to connect with officers

2014-02-17T15:26:00Z 2014-02-17T15:31:15Z Coffee with Cop opportunity to connect with officersContributed by Lesly Bailey Times correspondent
February 17, 2014 3:26 pm  • 

LAPORTE | The LaPorte Police Department is connecting with community members at its latest Coffee with a Cop from 7 to 10 a.m. Thursday Feb. 20 at B&J’s American Café, 607 Lincolnway.

The event is a platform for the public to ask questions, voice concerns or meet officers who serve the community. There is no agenda or speeches.

“The event will help remove the barriers that police cars and the front desk create and will help provide an opportunity for open communication,” said LaPorte Police Department Cpl. Karl Jackson. “The majority of contact law enforcement has with the public happens during emergency or emotional situations.

“Having the events will help the community members feel more at ease in the company of police officers and encourage them to talk freely to men and women in uniform.”

Coffee with a Cop is a program to help community members communicate with their law enforcement agencies in a relaxed environment. The program was launched by the Hawthorne California Police Department and now is in 175 cities and towns in 36 states.

For more information, contact Cpl. Jackson at (219) 362-9446 Ext. 209 or

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