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Your Invitation to “Coffee with the Cops”

Update: Two new dates added! See below.

Good afternoon – well here’s yet another great innovation by our Police Department!

You already know about all the social media and technology they use to communicate with you, and which helps you to stay informed and get assistance. On the other end of the spectrum is a decidedly low-tech tool – it’s a pilot program called “Coffee with the Cops” and it’s just that! Coffee shop “hours” for officers and a sergeant, designed simply to provide you with an opportunity to sit down and chat. Please read the news release below for all the details, and the schedule for upcoming “Coffee with the Cops.”


~ malcolm


JR Gamez, Redwood City Police Chief

Redwood City Police Department Invites Community to Join Officers for “Coffee with the Cops”

Redwood City, CA – In another innovation to further engage with the public, the Redwood City Police Department is inviting community members to join police staff for “Coffee with the Cops.” This pilot program brings officers and sergeants to a series of sit-down visits at local coffee shops, to meet and talk with neighbors. It’s a great opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn about police programs and efforts in their neighborhoods.

There won’t be any formal presentations – neighbors are invited to drop in any time during the 90 minutes that police staff are there, to chat with an officer who patrols that area. Community members can discuss and learn about neighborhood issues, traffic concerns, crime prevention, and how to get connected to all the great social media and other technological tools the Department uses to communicate with the community, and to help the public access information and assistance.

There are five” Coffee with the Cops” events scheduled, each in a different area of the City. Neighbors are invited to attend the one in their own area, but anyone is welcome and encouraged to attend any of these informal get-togethers:

Summit Coffee Shop, 2137 Roosevelt Avenue (in Roosevelt Plaza)
Thursday, October 18th – 8 to 9:30 am

Breakers Café, 270 Woodside Plaza, Woodside Road
Monday, October 29th – 8 to 9:30 am

Back Yard Coffee Company, 965 Brewster Avenue
Tuesday, November 6th – 8 to 9:30 am

Starbucks, 3636 Florence Street (in Marsh Manner Plaza)
Thursday, November 8th – 8 to 9:30 am

Bagel Street Café, 254 Redwood Shores Parkway (in Market Place Shopping Center, Redwood Shores)
Tuesday, November 6th – 8 to 9:30 am

Peet’s Coffee, 2600 Broadway
Saturday, November 17th – 12:30 o 2 pm

Starbucks Coffee, 690 El Camino Real
Tuesday, November 20th, 5:30 to 7 pm

The Redwood City Police Department’s website is Visit Redwood City’s website at for information about the City and its services. Subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter and other City documents by visiting



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