Orland Park Police Dept. Hosts Sept. 25 Coffee With A Cop

Orland Park Police Dept. Hosts Sept. 25 Coffee With A Cop
Posted on 09/14/2017

The Orland Park Police Department hosts its next "Coffee with a Cop" on Monday, September 25 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Orland Park Barnes & Noble located at 160 Orland Park Place.

"The 'Coffee with a Cop' event is a nationwide program that was created to build and strengthen relationships between police officers and the community," said Trustee Dan Calandriello, chair of the village's Public Safety Committee. "It's nice for people to be able to sit down with some of our police personnel in a relaxed, comfortable setting."

The community is invited to attend a morning of coffee and conversation to get to know members of the OPPD in an informal and friendly setting.

"'Coffee with a Cop' offers the community a unique opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, and learn more about the department's many efforts in our Orland Park neighborhoods," said Chief Tim McCarthy. "I encourage everyone to come out and spend a few minutes getting to know your community police officers."

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the United States Department of Justice and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

It was created in Hawthorne, California in 2011 when members of that city's police department were looking for ways to interact with the citizens they served. Since its inception, Coffee with a Cop is now held in all 50 states and is considered one of the most successful community oriented policing programs in the country.