Port Chester police to host first 2019 Coffee with a Cop community event
February 14, 2019 at 7:57 a.m.
The Port Chester Police Department is inviting residents to join them for their first 2019 Coffee with a Cop community discussion on Thursday, Feb. 21.
“Community policing has long been considered a framework for establishing trust between the community and the police,” Police Chief Richard Conway wrote in a press release. “However, over time the character and composition of our nation’s communities have changed due to shifting demographics, more commuters, and the introduction of different communication methods such as websites and social media.”
As a movement established in 2011 in Hawthorne, Calif., which has since become popular across the country, Coffee with a Cop is intended to help establish an open line of communication and healthy relationship with the community.
Anyone can stop by the Port Chester Senior Center at 222 Grace Church St. between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday. Residents are invited to join Conway and other police officers in a casual setting to enjoy a cup of coffee and ask questions, voice concerns or just chat about the village.