Brad Nelson, Chief of Police
City of Salina
Salina Police Department to Host Coffee with a Cop
The Salina Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop at Ad Astra Books and Coffee House, 141 N. Santa Fe Ave., on Friday, April 15 from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative that aims to improve relationships between police officers and community members. Since the majority of contact between officers and individuals occurs during emergencies or emotional situations, Coffee with a Cop provides individuals with an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers serving their community in a relaxed environment.
Coffee with a Cop is one of the most successful community oriented policing programs across the country. Since its inception, more than 2,000 communities have held events. The program is supported by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
Coffee with a Cop was integrated into the Salina community in 2015 by Chief of Police, Brad L. Nelson. He said, “We love this program because of the positive and engaging conversations that occur between the community and its officers!”
To date, the Salina Police Department has held eight Coffee with a Cop events.
For more information about Coffee with a Cop, visit www.coffeewithacop.com
or contact the Salina Police Department at (785) 826-7210.