Weekend Event Aims To Strengthen Bond Between Police, Community
Coffee With a Cop held at two locations
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For two years now, the Sioux Falls Police Department has been hosting “Coffee With a Cop” events around town to create better relationships between officers and the community.
Community members met with police at Black Sheep Coffee Saturday afternoon. Residents discussed concerns they have and enjoyed some coffee as well. One police officer says she’s been coming to Coffee With a Cop ever since it started and each time she leaves making a new connection with the community.
“I have found numerous connections with different people of different backgrounds. That are maybe from my hometown or right around my hometown in Iowa. So it’s kind of funny to see different connections with complete strangers,” says Officer Jill Winninger.
There was another Coffee With a Cop event held Saturday morning as well at Queen City Bakery.