On October 3, officers from the Morgantown Police Department will join community members in an informal setting to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.
The event is open to everyone ad will take place at two locations. It begins at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3 at the University Avenue McDonald’s, located at 2932 University Avenue and at the Sabraton McDonald’s, located at 1820 Sturges Street. McDonald's will provide Coffee with a Cop attendees with a small cup of coffee - free of charge.
Coffee with a Cop is a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn about what the Department is doing in Morgantown neighborhoods.
Most interactions between the community and the police happen in emergency situations and some may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Under these circumstances, relationship building can be difficult. Coffee with a Cop breaks these barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.
“Coffee with a Cop is a chance for free information flow between us and the public,” said Morgantown Chief of Police Ed Preston. “It’s a great opportunity for us to get out and interact with and engage the public and have a conversation with them while in a non-enforcement capacity. We look forward to seeing everyone.”
Coffee with a Cop events take place across the country. The events are meant to build trust between the police and the community.