Coffee with a cop to take place in February

February 2, 2014 by  

The residents of Alabaster are invited to having a cup of coffee and talking about community issues with the Alabaster Police Department.

The Police Department is most likely using flyer printing to make the public aware of the event which will enable residents to discuss issues in a casual and informal nature, while helping the department to build its relationships with the community.

According to the Police Chief, Curtis Rigney, he is hoping that such an event will enable the citizens of the community to feel comfortable in asking questions to learn about the work of the departments in the city’s neighborhoods, bring up any concerns or just become more familiar with its members. He hopes that these interactions will help to develop better relationships with the community.

Rigney added that most encounters the public has with the police are during emergencies or emotional situations and are not the most conducive to building relationships with the community. People begin to feel that the police are unapproachable and unfriendly. By having Coffee with a Cop the department hopes that barriers between the community and the police can remove some of those barriers and allow for more one-on-one interactions in a more relaxed environment.

The event will be held on February 13th at 8:00 a.m. at the Chick-Fil-A in Alabaster.