Sheriff Deputies build relationships at Coffee with a Cop

By Tessa Thomas, KEVN
Original article HERE

Most times when you come in contact with law enforcement, it’s a stressful situation.
That’s why the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office spent the morning with the community for Coffee with a Cop at Dunn Brothers in Rapid City.

Deputies gathered for a third year in a row to mingle with the public in a non-threatening environment.
It’s a time to ask questions, to share your concerns, or to simply just have a conversation with those in uniform.
Deputies say it’s all just their way of letting the community know that they are here to help and to build relationships with those they serve.

Deputy Sheriff, Bridget Moore with the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, says, “At the end of the day, we’re just like everybody else. We take off our uniform, you know, we go home to our families and we’re not as scary as a lot of people make us out to be and unfortunately, most of the time when we do have encounters, it’s in crisis situations and we’re here for more than just that and we want the community to know that.”

Deputy Moore says this is a national event and she would like to see it continue and says it keeps growing every year.