Coffee with a cop

April 26, 2017

The City of Gresham and the Gresham Police Department are excited to announce their participation in the Coffee with a Cop program. Our first Coffee With a Cop event will be Monday, May 1, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at Café Delirium, 308 N. Main Street.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the police department's work in Gresham's neighborhoods. Engaging our community in public safety efforts is a top priority of the Gresham Police Department. We share the community's concerns and seek collaborative efforts to address them.

Most of the interactions law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies or hyper-emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel officers are less approachable while patrolling the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are held across the country as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve. We look forward to Monday's event and coffee dates in the future.