During Coffee with a Cop, officers from the Paducah Police Department and community members come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. Everyone is invited to attend.
Please contact Community Resource Officer Gretchen Morgan with questions at 270-444-8548 or by email.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Paducah’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.
“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers,” said Assistant Police Chief Stacey Grimes. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”
Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The U.S. 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.