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Questions About Crime? ‘Coffee with a Cop’ Offers Answers, Free Coffee

Beans & Brews-Liberty Park hosts next officer drop-in March 28th 

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March 26, 2013 — Thursday morning the Salt Lake City Police Department  will drop into Beans & Brews, 906 S. 500 E., across from Liberty Park to answer questions about crime during the next “Coffee with a Cop.”

Beans & Brews will offer a cup of coffee to anyone who speaks with an officer from 7–9 a.m. Community Intelligence Officers will be on hand to discuss crime trends and answer questions the public may have about public safety.

The Police Department already is experiencing the benefits of this monthly outreach effort. Not only have officers had the chance to share information about a variety of public safety issues, but a member of the public attending last month’s “Coffee with a Cop” talked with an officer about suspicious activity in their neighborhood. After a follow-up investigation, officers made two arrests that effectively dismantled a burglary ring that had been breaking into homes, sheds and garages in the Rose Park area.

“Coffee with a Cop” is held the fourth Thursday of the month at a coffee shop in the city. A collaborative effort to solve public safety issues at the neighborhood level, this community outreach effort is supported by Salt Lake City, Local First Utah and the Downtown Alliance.

WHAT:

Coffee with a Cop 

WHEN:

Thursday, March 28, 2013

7–9 a.m.

WHERE:

Beans & Brews-Liberty Park

906 S. 500 E.

Salt Lake City, Utah 84105

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

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