Coffee With a Cop Day

It's national "Coffee with a Cop" day and in Chico, six local coffee shops participated this morning.

Posted: Oct 3, 2018 5:30 PM
Updated: Oct 4, 2018 10:16 AM

CHICO Calif. - It's national "Coffee with a Cop" day and in Chico, six local coffee shops participated. 

People walked through these doors filled with concerns and questions and were able to walk out feeling thankful and relieved after chatting with an officer over a cup of coffee.

"I just thought it was a very positive experience," said Chico resident Leslie Howards. 

"Coffee with a Cop" allows people to come out and voice their concerns in a one-on-one interaction with an officer, in a more relaxed setting.

"First we were talking about specific issues," Howards said. 

This was Chico resident, Leslie Howards' first "Coffee with a Cop" in the 35 years she's lived here.

"We talked about bicycle thefts and other crimes we talked about the new program for homelessness," she said. 

Howards said it was very interesting to hear other people's concerns.

"Some people expressed a feeling that they used the words that the police force here is one of 'warriors rather than guardians' and we talked about different ways to address maybe changing that culture, but also advertising the positive things that the police do and not just the negative things that we read about," Howards said.

This is Commander Aldrige's 5th year participating in "Coffee with a Cop."

One of his biggest takeaways from the event was that people want to know what officers are doing.

"It was obvious this morning that folks who attended want to put out that information they wanna hear the great things our officers not necessarily always the negative they don't wanna hear about that all the time they wanna hear a lot about the positive," Commander Aldridge said.

But Commander Aldridge says there is always room for improvement and he plans on taking all concerns that were expressed back to the chief.

"And I believe that I answered some questions and provided relief to some concerns they had," Commander Aldridge said.

Commander Aldridge handed out these applications and pamphlets at their meeting today, to join the Citizens Police Academy.

This 12-week long program meets once a week and will give you an inside look on law enforcement and educate you on a variety of topics.

If you're interested... stop by the front desk of the police department to pick up an application.

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