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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Law Enforcement Officers and Federal Prosecutors Participate in "Coffee with Cop" Event

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – In recognition of National Community Policing Week (October 2-8, 2016) and the first national Coffee with a Cop Day, representatives of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida, together with law enforcement officers across the district, will share a cup of coffee and conversations with members of their communities on Thursday, October 6, and Friday, October 7, 2016.

Community members will have a chance to discuss issues of concern with police and federal prosecutors in a familiar restaurant setting during the morning commute. This event is also an excellent opportunity to meet law enforcement officers and prosecutors who work and live in the community they serve.

PENSACOLA AREA

Date and Time: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Location: Starbucks at 346 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL

Participating Agencies:

  • United States Attorney’s Office

United States Attorney Christopher P. Canova will participate in this event.

  • Gulf Breeze Police Department
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

Date and Time: October 7, 2016, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Location: Oscar’s Restaurant at 2805 W. Cervantes St, Pensacola, FL

Participating Agencies:

  • Pensacola Police Department
  • United States Attorney’s Office

TALLAHASSEE AREA

Date and Time: Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Locations:

  • Red Eye Coffee at 1122-7 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee, FL
  • Red Eye Coffee at 1184 Capital Circle, NE, Tallahassee, FL

Participating Agencies:

  • United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida
  • Leon County Sheriff’s Office
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

PANAMA CITY AREA

Location:

  • McDonald’s at 3608 U.S. Highway 98, Panama City Beach, FL

Date and Time: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Participating Agencies:

  • United States Attorney’s Office
  • Panama City Police Department
  • Homeland Security Investigations

GAINESVILLE AREA

Date and Time: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Location:

  • McDonald’s at 1030 E University Avenue, Gainesville, FL

Participating Agencies:

  • Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
  • United States Attorney’s Office
  • Gainesville Police Department
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

Date and Time: Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Location:

  • McDonald’s at 3826 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608

Participating Agencies:

  • Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
  • United States Attorney’s Office
  • Gainesville Police Department
  • Internal Revenue Service

Date and Time: Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Location:

  • McDonald’s at 16018 NW US Hwy 441 in Alachua, FL

Participating Agencies:

  • Alachua Police Department
  • High Springs Police Department
  • Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
  • United States Attorney’s Office
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

About the "Coffee with a Cop" initiative:

The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has partnered with the Hawthorne (California) Police Department to conduct the

first national Coffee with a Cop Day on October 7, 2016. Coffee with a Cop is an innovative program started by the Hawthorne Police Department in 2011 to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the community. Today, more than 2,000 law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve have participated in this program, both throughout the United States and abroad.

For more information about the Coffee with a Cop program, please visit http://coffeewithacop.com/. For more information about the United States Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), visit http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/about.

About National Community Policing Week:

Community policing is a public safety philosophy based on partnership and cooperation between law enforcement and the communities that they are sworn to protect. At the center of community policing is the idea that all members of the community, both officer and civilian, have a stake in the safety of their neighborhoods where they live and work.

In support of community policing efforts around the country, the United States Department of Justice will lead nearly 400 events, and President Obama will designate the week of Oct. 2-8, 2016, as National Community Policing Week. The week is also an extension of the Attorney General’s 12-city Community Policing Tour that highlighted collaborative programs and policing practices designed to advance public safety, strengthen police-community relations, and foster mutual trust and respect between law enforcement and citizens.

  • 21st Century Policing Task Force report
  • Attorney General’s Community Policing Op-Ed

The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. To access available public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida website. For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/fln/index.html.

 

For more information, contact:
Amy Alexander, Public Information Officer
(850) 216-3854, amy.alexander@usdoj.gov

Updated October 11, 2016