Mark D. Segalla, Chief of Police
15 Union St.
Reading, MA 01867
For Immediate Release
Monday, Sept. 12, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
*Media Advisory* Reading Police Department to Host “Coffee with a Cop”
- Chief Segalla
- Reading Police Officers
- Reading residents
Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 9-11 a.m.
Fusion Cafe, 607 Main St.
The Reading Police Department invites all residents to join them for coffee and conversation next week at Coffee with a Cop, a nationwide movement by police departments to provide a relaxed, welcoming environment for community members to meet officers and talk about what’s going on in town. Coffee will be supplied by Fusion Cafe.
“We are pleased with how successful our last two Coffee with a Cop events have been,” Chief Segalla said. “We hope residents come to the Fusion Cafe next week to continue these fruitful discussions and get to know our officers.”
About Coffee with a Cop:
Coffee With a Cop began in Hawthorne, Calif. in 2011 as a result of police officers brainstorming ways to better interact with their community. They developed a simple plan to break down the barriers that have been built between police officers and citizens — have a cup of coffee, discuss what’s on your mind, ask questions and make suggestions that could better the community.
Since its creation, Coffee With a Cop events have been held in more than 2,000 communities in 49 states. It is regarded as one of the most successful community oriented policing programs in the United States.