Get to know your police over a cup of coffee

Sep 27, 2017

Mukilteo police are hoping you’ll join them for a cup of coffee and a casual conversation about their work in the community.

Bring your questions Wednesday, Oct. 4, as the Mukilteo Police Department hosts “Coffee with a Cop” from 9-10:30 a.m. at Starbucks Coffee, 10100 Mukilteo Speedway.

Police Chief Cheol Kang, Assistant Chief Glen Koen, Park Ranger Peg Bohan and Crime Prevention Officer Myron Travis will meet with community members to discuss community issues, build relationships and sip some coffee. All community members are invited to attend.

“This is a great opportunity for members of the community to stop by to ask questions and learn about the great work our Police Department is doing in our neighborhoods”, Mayor Jennifer Gregerson said.

This opportunity allows for police and the community to interact in a relaxed environment that provides the most effective time for relationship building.

“Coffee with a Cop” eliminates situational barriers and allows for a one-on-one interaction with police department members, Kang said. Police-community partnerships are vital in effective police strategies, and this is one of the most effective ways to maintain those relationships, he added.

Oct. 4th is National “Coffee with a Cop Day,” which is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. 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.

For more information about the Mukilteo Police Department or “Coffee with a Cop,” contact Crime Prevention Officer Myron Travis at 425-263-8104, or by email at crimeprevention@mukilteowa.gov.

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