Los Alamitos Attends Coffee With Cops

By Ashley Ludwig, Los Alamitos Patch
Original article HERE

Los Alamitos Attends Coffee With Cops

Eric Nunez Chief of Los Alamitos Police Department greeted hundreds who came by to drink coffee, chat and learn more about how the LAPD assists residents. The mission of Coffee with a Cop, according to the nationwide program, is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve.

“The reason why we host this, the 4th time, so that it provides the community to get together and talk about issues,” Nunez said. “We don’t have an agenda.”

LAPD feels strongly about the community they serve, according to Nunez, and was thankful to the Starbucks on Katella, who hosted the event. On September 7, the LAPD announced that this was their best Coffee with a Cop event yet. According to Chief Nunez:

“First off, a BIG THANK YOU to our community for your consistent support and unwavering faith in our ability to perform principled based policing “Every Hour, Every Day.”

It was great having not only OCSD and CHP but also representatives from West Cities Communications (our dispatch management team) and Seal Beach PD. Also a big shout out to Councilman Josh Wilson and Los Alamitos City Manager Bret Plumlee and the City Management team offering their support. Nothing like having a cup with friends and neighbors.”

Keep an eye out for upcoming Coffee with a Cop events and other activities from your Los Alamitos Police Department

At Coffee with a Cop, officers can take time to meet at neutral locations provides the opportunity for real conversations about issues that matter.

The LAPD’s public safety partners from the OC Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, West Cities Communications and Seal Beach Police came out to join in, posing for pictures and taking time to talk with residents.

“This is a nationwide program, and we are taking advantage of that on behalf of the people of Los Alamitos,” he said. Residents who attended included local military, dignitaries and residents who wanted to learn more and discuss issues.