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Coffee with a Cop
Moreno Valley Police Department Event

https://mlsvc01-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/8beab5d5101/f65bdf1e-2876-48df-aa9a-5571e7b3753a.png?ver=1453829600000On January 27, 2016, officers from the Moreno Valley Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. at The Rising Stars Business Academy, 12125 Day St., Suite #M407.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Department’s work in Moreno Valley neighborhoods.

The majority of contacts law enforcement officers have with the public happen during emergencies or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers,” said Police Chief Joel Ontiveros. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.

All community members are invited to attend. Please contact Officer Jay Willner with questions: 951-486-6720 or jwillner@riversidesheriff.org.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions. If you are interested in a career with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, please apply at www.joinrsd.org or call 1-888-Join-RSD.

Upon request, this release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in these activities should direct such requests to, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3045 at least 72 hours before the activity. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility and participation in this meeting or event.