Officer Nathalie Jegg of the Cobb County Police Department‘s Community Affairs Unit announced the following Coffee with a Cop events for February in an email:
02/12/2019 at 5:00pm at Starbucks 2495 Cumberland Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339 (Precinct 3)
02/13/2019 at 7:00pm at Chick-fil-A (Cookies With a Cop) 3046 Shallowford Road, Marietta, GA 30062 (Precinct 4)
02/19/2019 at 6:30pm at Giovanni’s 2495 East-West Connector, Austell, GA 30106 (Precinct 2)
02/27/2019 at 1:00pm at the Senior Center at 4915 Austell Powder Springs Rd, Austell, GA 30106 (Precinct 2)
02/28/2019 at 9:00am at Janice Overbeck’s Real Estate Team (Keller Williams) at 2049 Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30062 (Precinct 4)
What is Coffee With a Cop?
Coffee With a Cop gives Cobb County residents an opportunity to meet with local police officers in a relaxed and informal setting.
Sgt. Jeff Tatroe, who supervises the Community Affairs Unit, described the program in an earlier announcement as follows:
“Coffee-With-A-Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together–over coffee–to discuss issues and learn more about each other. In the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee, citizens and police officers can get to know each other and discover mutual goals for the communities they live in and serve.”
What is the Cobb police Community Affairs Unit?
According to the Community Affairs Unit web page:
The Community Affairs Unit seeks to effectively engage the community and citizens to strengthen Public Safety and community partnerships, facilitate a joint effort in solving problems which affect our community, and foster enhanced trust, communication, transparency, and mutual respect.
Officers help foster a strong working relationship between the Department and the community it serves. Officers work with homeowners associations, community organizations, advocacy groups, public and private schools, faith-based organizations, and individual residents to promote partnerships that are mutually beneficial.
The Community Affairs Unit has many programs that help build a bridge which enables residents and law enforcement to communicate, collaborate, and work together to build safer, more caring communities.