Police to hold ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event to meet with public

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Police officers from agencies around northeast Indiana will meet with the public Saturday – over coffee.

Officers from the Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne Police, Allen County Sheriff, Indiana Conservation Officers, Indiana State Excise Police, and the IPFW Police will hold another “Coffee with a Cop” gathering on Saturday to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee with residents. The event will be held Saturday from 9-11 at Lutheran Hospital in the south lobby near the gift shop.

“We hope that community members will feel comfortable asking questions, bringing concerns, or simply getting to know our officers,” said Sgt. Ron Galaviz with Indiana State Police. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”

All residents are invited to attend. Coffee will be provided by Tim Horton’s.

Coffee with a Cop provides residents an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about how police work in Fort Wayne and Allen County neighborhoods.

Because police officers often interact with the public during high-stress times, situations that can be difficult to forge relationships. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed one-on-one interaction, Galaviz said.

For more information on the Coffee with a Cop event, contact Galaviz at (260) 459-4819 or rgalaviz@isp.in.gov.

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