Springfield, Mo. - Join Springfield police officers for a cup of coffee from 8-10 a.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 4, for National Coffee with a Cop Day at two Panera Bread locations (2535 N. Kansas Expwy; 1570 E. Battlefield) and three McDonald's locations (2811 N. Kansas Expwy; 1114 W. Kearney; 1607 E. Battlefield).
“This nationwide event gives us an opportunity to get more SPD officers involved in this type of effort in our community,” said Police Chief Paul Williams. “Our officers stay so busy on a daily basis they don’t have the luxury of simply connecting with citizens on this level. We hope many of our citizens are able to join, ask questions and get to know some of the people behind the badges.”
Similar to Chief Williams’ monthly Coffee with the Chief events, Coffee with a Cop's mission is to improve trust and build relationships with the community, one cup of coffee at a time. It began in 2011 when officers from the Hawthorne, California, police department were looking for ways to interact more successfully with the citizens they served each day.
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Media Contact: Cris Swaters, PAO