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Superior police offer coffee, conversation

On Thursday, officers from Superior Police Department and community members come together for an informal discussion to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at McDonald's, 2115 E. Second St.

Contact Officer Bonnie Beste with questions at 715-395-7401 or

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 has with the public happen 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 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.

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 county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

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.