Alhambra Residents are Invited to ‘Coffee with a Cop’ on April 21

“Coffee with a Cop,” a unique and successful national program supported by the United States Department of Justice, is coming to Alhambra.

Alhambra Police Department officers invite Alhambra residents to have a cup of coffee — and talk — from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, at Twohey’s Restaurant, 1224 N. Atlantic Blvd., at Huntington Drive.

Most contact between police officers and community members occurs during times of stress: community emergencies and in highly emotional situations.

Coffee with a Cop is an extension of the concept of Community Oriented Policing — a collaboration between the police and the community that identifies and solves community problems, with community members taking an active role in the process of problem-solving.

The chats are scheduled for a comfortable location, on an informal basis, and perfect for sharing information about the community.

Community participants are free to ask questions, bring up concerns, or simply to get to better know the men and women in blue who serve the community.

“These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships,” said Alhambra Police Chief Mark Yokoyama.”Working together, with mutual understanding, can only improve this important relationship between the police department and the community.”

Aug 2019


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