Coffee With the Cops

Serving up complimentary coffee, tea and refreshments with a smile at Dewey’s Coffee Fair Trade on Shaker Square in Cleveland, were several Cleveland Police Officers, along with Councilman Kenneth Johnson (Ward4 ) enjoyed a morning meet and greet with local residents at this year’s Coffee with the Cops. Coffee with the Cops initiative brings police officers and residents they serve together over coffee to discuss issues, share concerns and craft solutions in a casual setting.

Community Policing is, in its simplest terms, police departments and neighborhoods establishing a partnership through open lines of communication and cooperation. This partnership serves to support dialog, identify opportunities and develop strategies which will enhance the health and quality of life for residents. The mission of the members of the Cleveland Division of Police is to enhance the quality of life, strengthen neighborhoods and deliver superior services with professionalism, respect, integrity, dedication and excellence by working in partnership with our neighborhoods and community.

Photographer: 
Ruggero Fatica