City of Erie Police Officers and members of the community sit down together for a cup of coffee and conversation.
The ‘Coffee with a Cop’ initiative was created so that front-line officers have a chance to interact with the public. The event encouraging open communication, allowing residents to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers on a personal level.
EPD Deputy Chief Mike Nolan tells us, “Drop your guard down a little bit and get to know someone on a personal level. With that, you get to see them differently, and you get to understand them better and you’re kind of blocking out all of the noise in the background and really getting to know someone on that level.”
Ember and Forge on State Street was one of the locations hosting the annual event. Officers will be there to talk with you until seven o’clock tonight.