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🚓 ☕️ Meet Your QC Deputies at Coffee with a Cop on Feb. 17 ☕️ 🚓

Post Date:02/13/2018 6:30 a.m.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) District 6 - Queen Creek invites the community to meet their local deputies, build relationships, and drink coffee. Coffee with a Cop is a free community event and will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 9-11 a.m. at Bashas', located at 23760 S. Power Road. Special thanks to the staff and management of Bashas' for hosting the festivities and providing the coffee.

CoffeeWACop“I’m excited to meet the community at this important event,” said Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Captain Greg Lugo. “The event is designed to help our residents feel comfortable with our deputies, which is critical as public safety is a partnership between law enforcement and residents.”

The event will also include festivities for the kids including McGruff the crime dog, operation Child ID fingerprinting, and free giveaways. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about public safety in the Town of Queen Creek.

The majority of contacts with law enforcement and other public safety personnel happen during emergencies or other emotional situations. Those circumstances do not necessarily create the best conditions for building relationships; and some community members may feel that deputies are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down those barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

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 country, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve. See Coffeewithacop.com for additional information and locations.

Public safety is a cooperative effort between law enforcement and the community in Queen Creek. MCSO District 6 - Queen Creek strives to advance community partnerships and improve relationships one cup of coffee at a time.

For additional information, please contact MCSO Community Services at (602) 876-5055 or send an email to MCSO@queencreek.org. In an emergency, call 9-1-1. To reach MCSO’s non-emergency number, please call 602-876-1011. For additional information about MCSO visit QueenCreek.org/MCSO. To stay updated on events and activities, follow the Town on Facebook.com/QueenCreek and Twitter.com/TOQC_official.

 

Media Contact:

Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer

480-358-3195

Constance.Wilson@QueenCreek.org

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