Join us Monday, March 9, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to meet local officers and discuss community issues

UntitledOn Monday, March 9, 2015 officers from the Steger Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Steger neighborhoods.

The majority of contact law enforcement has with the public happens 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 that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers,” said Chief Carl Mormann. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

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.

All community members are invited to attend. The first event is at 8:00 a.m. on March 9, 2015 at The Louis Sherman Community Center, 3501 Hopkins, Steger, IL 60475. Additional events are to be announced Please contact Chief Carl Mormann with questions: (708) 755-0223 Ext. #201, cmormann@villageofsteger.org.

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