Every wondered what it's really like to be a cop? Have some questions about the day to day activities of Owensboro's finest? Well, here's your chance to sit down and chat with a policeman. Join the Owensboro Police Department Friday, March 28th at The Crème Coffee House on E 2nd Street for Coffee With A Cop.

Via the OPD:

On Friday, March 28, members of the Owensboro Police Department will be available for community interaction in an informal setting to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. You can meet us from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at The Crème Coffee House, located at 109 E. 2nd Street, as we host our third Coffee with a Cop event.

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 provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Owensboro Police Department and our work in your neighborhoods. All community members are invited to attend.

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. 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. The Owensboro Police Department plans to hold this event on a quarterly basis, and will disseminate information as the events draw near.