Here's your chance to enjoy a cup of coffee with the Grand Junction Police Department while you ask questions and express concerns. Coffee With a Cop returns this Tuesday and Thursday, and you should definitely make plans to attend.

Speaking from experience, attending a Coffee With a Cop meeting is the best thing you'll ever do. It's a chance to meet your local law enforcement officers face to face and discuss your concerns.

How much does it cost? The cost is simply the price of the cup of coffee, assuming you even want something to drink. It isn't required. Pardon the cliche', but there's "no purchase necessary."

Personally, I make a point to attend all of these meetings. They roll around about four times a year, and they're always worth making time for. The last time I attended this event the GJPD made me aware of a situation developing at one my rental properties. Yes, I'm one of those individuals lacking brain cells who actually invested in income properties. With those investments come headaches. Thanks to the GJPD, I was informed early enough to nip one headache before it turned into a full-blown catastrophe.

Here are five reasons why you should set aside an hour or two and participate:

  • No speeches or agendas, just questions, and answers
  • The coffee is always good
  • It's a chance to ask questions in an informal setting
  • It’s an opportunity to discuss matters that don’t necessitate a call or visit the Police Department
  • It’s a great opportunity to connect with local law enforcement

The next Coffee With a Cop is coming up Tuesday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at My Favorite Muffin at 683 Horizon Drive. On Thursday, May 17, you can attend at a second location, Starbucks at 624 Rae Lynn Street, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Here's your chance to ask police the questions which have been on your mind while getting to know your local officers better. "Coffee With a Cop" is the perfect opportunity to keep our neighborhoods safe, be proactive, and work in cooperation with your law enforcement officers.