Officers from the Central West Police District, Forbes and Eugowra Police Stations and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee on Tuesday, 8th May.
All community members are invited to attend. The events are being held from 11am at Café 51 on Nanima Street, Eugowra and from 2pm at The Bake House in Templar Street, Forbes. Please contact Forbes Police Station on 02 6853 9999 with any questions.
‘Coffee with a Cop’ provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the police work in Central West Police District neighbourhoods.
The majority of contact 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. The initiative aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.