COFFEE WITH A COP
The coffee shops or cafes are filled with officers in uniform. Radios and scanners are off, coffee cups are full. There are conversations everywhere. Area residents are spending a relaxing hour or two getting to know their law enforcement officers and vice versa. Coffee with a Cop has been a monthly tradition since 2015, started by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office in the county and expanded to the Colorado Springs Police Department in the city. It's a casual, buy-your-own-coffee time to chat one-on-one about whatever you'd like. Maybe traffic problems, neighborhood issues or response times? Wondered about those body cameras? See them up close and learn how they work. For a coffee morning near you, see the website calendars.
— Linda Navarro