Oahu citizens are encouraged to bring up their concerns and converse with Honolulu police officers in an open and informal setting with the first Coffee with a Cop sessions.
“We hope that these ‘talk story’ sessions will give the public another way to tell us what’s happening in their neighborhoods and what’s important to them,” said Chief Louis Kealoha. “Many public-police interactions involve emergencies and emotionally-charged situations, and these sessions provide a positive alternative.”
Wake Up 2day’s Jai Cunningham spoke with assistant chief Dagan Tsuchida Monday morning about the program.
Sessions will be held on and at:
9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 12
Mililani Mauka McDonald’s
95-1860 Meheula Parkway
9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 13
949 Auahi Street
Coffee with a Cop is a Department of Justice initiative that allows the public to ask questions and learn more about police work in an informal setting. The program has been implemented in all 50 states since 2011.
For more information, contact the Wahiawa Police Station at 723-8703.