Coffee with a Cop continues to unite community
By Tevin Stinson, The Chronicle
Original article HERE
More than a dozen officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department (WSPD) mingled with residents over pastries and hot joe on Tuesday, Dec. 12, as the department hosted Coffee with a Cop for two hours in the morning at West End Coffeehouse on North Broad Street near downtown.
The WSPD started meeting with residents over coffee in March. Since the first gathering at Whole Foods, Coffee with a Cop has become routine in various neighborhoods of the city.
Coffee with a Cop is designed to give residents an opportunity to discuss their concerns in a relaxed setting. It also gives officers a chance to develop relationships with the people they serve. Police say that by doing this, they hope to build safer and stronger communities while enhancing trust between citizens and officers.