PALMDALE – Officers from the California Highway Patrol Antelope Valley Area office are inviting local residents to an informal gathering to discuss community issues, build relationships and have coffee.
The CHP’s “Coffee with a Cop” event will start at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, at Butler’s Coffee, located at 40125 10th Street West, Suite I, in Palmdale.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the CHP’s work in the Antelope Valley neighborhoods.
Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for relaxed, one-on-one interactions.
“We hope community members will welcome the opportunity to ask questions, bring concerns forward, or simply get to know our officers,” stated Captain Jesse Holguin. “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.
[Information via news release from the California Highway Patrol.]