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Lake Elsinore Community Invited to 'Informal, Neutral Space' for Coffee With Cop

"There is no agenda or formal speeches, just casual conversations about your community, with those who serve," a sheriff's announcement for the event says.

The following is a news release from the Lake Elsinore Police Department: 
 

On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, the Riverside Sheriff’s Department’s Lake Elsinore Station will host Coffee with a Cop .  

The event will be held at the Enne Caffe’ Coffee Bar at 351 Railroad Canyon Road, in the city of Lake Elsinore.  Deputies from the Lake Elsinore Station and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All members of the Lake Elsinore community are invited to attend. 

There is no agenda or formal speeches, just casual conversations about your community, with those who serve. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Lake Elsinore. 

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 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.  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 held across the county, state and country, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

This 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.

Anyone with questions should contact Sergeant Steve Brosche at the Lake Elsinore at (951)-245-3300.  

 


KELLY D. DIVINE July 03, 2014 at 04:07 AM
EVEN THOUGH THINGS IN AND AROUND MY HOUSE HAVENT BEEN TOO PEACHY, I HAVE ONLY GOOD THINGS TO SAY ABOUT OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT. I WANT TO COMPLIMENT SHERIFF SNIFF FOR HAVING A GOVERNYMRNT SANCTION THAT IS RAN EFFICIENTLY, PROFESSIONALLY AND EMPLOYS SUCH OUTSTANDING PEOPLE. I REALLY ADMIRE AND RESPECT OUR DEPITIES, EVERYTIME I HAVE CALLED (AND THERE HAS BEEN PLENTY) THE RESPONSE TIME HAS BEEN GOOD AND IF THERE WAS A DELAY BECAUSE THEY WERE BUSY OR HAD A FAR DISTANCE TO TRAVEL THEY WERE KIND ENOUGH TO CALL. THERE HAVE BEEN NIGHTS IVE HAD TO CALL MORE THAN ONCE AND I WAS NEVER MADE TO FEEL LIKE I WAS BOTHERING THEM OR ANNOYING THEM. I HAVE BEEN TREATED WITH RESPECT AND THEY HAVE GIVEN ME SOOO MANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PROTECT AND SECURE MY HOME. THE COFFEE EVENT IS A GREAT IDEA. I HOPE WE SEE ALOT MORE DEPUTIES IN THE NEAR FUTURE, I AM EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR THEIR SERVICE. YOUR DEPARTMENT DEFINES INTEGRITY. KEEP DOING WHAT YOUR DOING...OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU.
Julian B Duron July 03, 2014 at 12:33 PM
I'll have a cuppa o joe next month at Enne's. Only questions I'll have will be: how many Sheriffs on staff have a Military background? How Sheriff Deputies are members of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association? I reached out to and know both Elected Sheriffs Candidates are not members of CSPOA. In these times it is very important for PATRIOT CITIZENS to know where law enforcement stands. Follow the headlines around the NATION!
Linda Ridenour July 04, 2014 at 05:20 PM
Are the people of Lakeland Village invited? We live in Riverside Co. We are next to the Lake Elsinore community.

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