Sheriff’s office to host Coffee with a Cop Jan. 16 in Queen Creek

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Deputies from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Queen Creek District invite community members to come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend this free Coffee with a Cop event, taking place 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at Safeway, 18495 E. Queen Creek Road. The staff and management at Safeway will host the festivities and provide the coffee, according to a press release.

The event will also include attractions for the kids including McGruff the crime dog, Operation Child ID fingerprinting and lots of free giveaways.

For more information, call MCSO Community Services at 602-876-5055 or e-mail MCSO@queencreek.org.

Coffee with a Cop provides an opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about public safety in the town of Queen Creek.

The majority of contacts with law enforcement and other public safety personnel happen during emergencies or other emotional situations. Those circumstances do not necessarily create the best conditions for building relationships and some community members may feel that deputies are unapproachable on the street, according to the release. Coffee with a Cop breaks down those barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

“Our sincere hope is that community members will feel comfortable asking questions, voicing concerns, or simply just taking the time to get to know our deputies,” said MCSO Capt. Randy Brice. “These interactions are the foundation of strong community partnerships and effective collaborations.”

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the country, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve. Visit Coffeewithacop.com for additional information and locations.

Public safety is a cooperative effort between law enforcement and the community in Queen Creek. MCSO’s efforts, and this program’s aim, are to advance community partnerships and improve relationships one cup of coffee at a time.

For additional information about the Town’s contract with MCSO visit the town’s website.

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