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CHP Invites You to ‘Coffee With a Cop’ in Chester and Westwood

On Thursday, August 17th, in Chester, and Friday, August 18th in Westwood, officers from the California Highway Patrol Chester Resident Post, Susanville Area office and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, have coffee and build relationships. All community members are invited to attend.

The Chester event begins at 10:00 on August 17th at The Coffee Station, 192 Main Street. The Westwood event on August 18th begins at 10:00 at The Old Mill Café, 324 Birch Street.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Department’s work in Lassen and Plumas 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 officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

“We hope community members will welcome the opportunity to ask questions, bring concerns forward, or simply get to know our officers,” said Captain Joe Micheletti. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”

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 being held across the country 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.

Please contact Officer Kristen Wilburn with questions, at 530-252-1800 or [email protected].

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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