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California Highway Patrol to host Coffee with a Cop, March 23


Officers from the California Highway Patrol Mojave office and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, have coffee, and build relationships.

Throughout the month of March and April The California Highway Patrol Mojave office will be hosting Coffee with a Cop meetings at various locations in Eastern Kern County. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Department's work in East Kern County neighborhoods.

All community members are invited to attend. The event will be on March 23, 2017 and begins at 9 a.m. at McDonald's located at the Love's Truck Stop 2000 East Tehachapi Blvd. Tehachapi, Calif. The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies or 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 unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

"We hope community members will welcome the opportunity to ask questions, bring concerns forward, or simply get to know our officers," said Lieutenant Williams. "These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships." The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time. Please contact Officer Darlena Dotson with questions: (661) 823-5500


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