SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane Police brought officers and the people of Spokane together over a cup of coffee Wednesday morning.
The event began at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the STA Plaza Downtown.
"Coffee with a Cop" kicked off in Spokane in February. The program was also implemented in 174 other U.S. cities across 36 states, with the goal of providing an opportunity for community members to talk one-on-one with officers and Spokane Police leadership. Organizers said Coffee with a Cop was designed to break down barriers and build trust between local law enforcement and private citizens.
"I think this is a great program, we're able to get out in the community and not give a presentation, [and] it’s not a formal thing. It’s just conversation and interaction and people don’t really get to have that with police officers," said Capt. Judi Carl.
Wednesday’s event was the second Coffee with a Cop held in Spokane.