“Coffee with a Cop” will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at Legacy Commons, located at 930 East Avenue Q-9 in Palmdale.
The informal meet-up is a chance for law enforcement and Palmdale residents to come together in a neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee.
Residents are encouraged to ask questions and learn more about the sheriff’s department’s work in Palmdale’s neighborhoods.
“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our deputies,” Captain Don Ford of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station said in a news release. “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.
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.
For more information about Palmdale’s “Coffee with a Cop” program, contact Deputy Ray Wilson at 661-272-2478 or email Rtwilson@lasd.org.