Pick a Local Police Officer's Brain at 'Coffee With the Cops'

The community is invited to several upcoming 'coffee dates' with Redwood City Police Officers, starting Thursday.

Have any burning questions you've always wished you could pull a Redwood City Police officer aside and ask?

Now's your chance. The public is invited to several upcoming "coffee dates" with RCPD officers as part of a new pilot program called "Coffee With the Cops." The first date is this Thursday. A complete list of dates and locations is included at the end of this article.

"Coffee with the Cops" is a pilot program implemented by the Redwood City Police Department in an effort to enhance communication between community members and the police department. 

"Coffee with the Cops" events are informal, and designed to allow citizens the opportunity to ask questions and learn about new programs and efforts the police department is currently focusing on in their neighborhoods. 

No formal presentation will take place, so citizens are welcome to drop in anytime during the event. 

Community members can discuss and learn about neighborhood issues, traffic concerns, crime prevention, and how to get connected to all the great social media and other technological tools the police department uses to communicate with the community, and to help the public access information and assistance. 

There are five "Coffee with the Cops" events scheduled, each in a different area of the city. Neighbors are invited to attend the one in their own area, but anyone is welcome and encouraged to attend any of the informal get-togethers. 

Dates & Locations:

  •  Thursday, Oct. 18, 8-9:30 a.m. at Summit Coffee Shop, 2137 Roosevelt Ave. (in Roosevelt Plaza)
  • Monday, Oct. 29, 8-9:30 a.m. at Breakers Café, 270 Woodside Plaza, Woodside Road 
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6, 8-9:30 a.m. at Back Yard Coffee Company, 965 Brewster Ave.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6, 8-9:30 a.m. at Bagel Street Cafe, 254 Redwood Shores Parkway (in Market Place Shopping Center, Redwood Shores)
  • Thursday, Nov. 8, 8-9:30 a.m. at Starbucks, 995 Marsh Road at Florence Street (in Marsh Manor Plaza)
  • Saturday, Nov. 17, 12:30-2 p.m. at Peet's Coffee, 2600 Broadway
  • Tuesday, Nov. 20, 5:30-7 p.m. at Starbucks, 490 El Camino Real


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Parenting by Adoption October 17, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Sounds like a great idea and plan to stop by. Continuing to forge personal bonds with the police will help us all to take measures to be safer!
Ellen Fitz October 18, 2012 at 07:34 PM
You have Nov 6th listed twice with different locations. Are they simultaneous or is it an error?


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