Officers from Superior Police Department and community members come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee.
All community members are invited to the event at 8 a.m. today at Hardee's, 1510 Belknap St.
Coffee with a Cop provides an opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department's work in Superior's neighborhoods.
The majority of contacts law enforcement happens during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.
According to Officer Bonnie Beste, these interactions are the foundation of community partnerships. We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers.