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Durham police hope to break down barriers over a cup of joe — with you

From left, Durham police Officer Charles Strickland, Jr. and Chief C.J. Davis share a laugh in this Sept. 24, 2016 file photo.
From left, Durham police Officer Charles Strickland, Jr. and Chief C.J. Davis share a laugh in this Sept. 24, 2016 file photo. hlynch@newsobserver.com

Members of the Durham Police Department want to share some coffee and conversation.

Members of the Durham Police Department will sit down with residents over a cup of coffee during National Coffee with a Cop Day on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Coffee with a Cop Day is a national initiative designed to help break down the barriers between residents and officers, build trust, and to discover mutual goals for the community.

“This is an opportunity for residents to speak with Durham officers in a friendly, casual atmosphere without agendas, presentations or speeches,” the Police Department said in a news release.

Coffee with a Cop Day events will be held at four locations:

▪  District 1

Biscuitville, 1806 Holloway St., from 6:30-8 a.m.

Free coffee will be provided.

▪  Districts 2 and 3

Starbucks in the Target, 4037 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., from 11a.m.-1 p.m.

Free coffee will be provided.

▪  District 4

William's Gourmet Kitchen, 2114 East Hwy. 54, from 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

▪  District 5

Unscripted Durham Hotel, 202 N. Corcoran St., from 8:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

This is one of several events that will be observed as part of DPD’s National Crime Prevention Month activities.

A person with a disability may receive an auxiliary aid or service to effectively participate in city government activities by contacting the ADA Coordinator, voice 919-560-4197, fax 560-4196, TTY 919-560-1200, or send an email to ADA@durhamnc.gov, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the event and/or deadline date.

Virginia Bridges: 919-829-8924, @virginiabridges

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