No ticket needed for ‘Coffee with a Cop’


Ever want to sit down with a Cottage Grove Police Officer and chat? 

On Thursday, Feb. 20, from 9 to 10 a.m. at McDonald’s restaurant, 1520 Gateway Blvd. in Cottage Grove, come enjoy free coffee and cookies courtesy of McDonald’s and attend “Coffee With a Cop.”

Like last year’s event, it’s an opportunity to interact with Cottage Grove Police officers and citizens in a more casual way. 

“Our last event was successful. However, we’d like to encourage even more local citizens to come and share their concerns with us,” said Chief of Police Scott Shepherd.

Coffee with a Cop was originally launched in Hawthorne, Calif., in 2011, when officers from that department were looking for ways to interact more successfully with citizens. 

The program is now held in all 50 states.

According to the Coffee with a Cop National Program, “Community policing has long been considered a framework for establishing trust between community and the police and Coffee with a Cop is one of the most successful community oriented policing programs across the country,” 

For more information, contact Janice Cramer, Public Information Representative at 541-942-9145.

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