This meeting provides a neutral, informal space to discuss community issues, have coffee and build relationships. This will provide a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about each agency, job opportunities and law enforcement’s role in local communities.

Members of the California Highway Patrol, the Mount Shasta Police Department, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department will meet with local community members for Coffee with a Cop on April 5 at 8 a.m. at Seven Suns in Mount Shasta.

This meeting provides a neutral, informal space to discuss community issues, have coffee and build relationships. This will provide a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about each agency, job opportunities and law enforcement’s role in local communities. 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.

“We hope community members will welcome the opportunity to ask questions, bring concerns forward, or simply get to know our officers,” said Lieutenant Foster. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships, increase public trust and allow us to forge lifelong partners in public safety.”

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are held across the country as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

All community members are invited to attend. Seven Suns Coffee and Cafe is located at 1011 S. Mount Shasta Boulevard. If you have questions about this event, contact Officer Tomlinson at (530) 926-2627.