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 Wednesday and you should definitely make plans to attend.

Speaking from experience, attending the "Coffee With a Cop" meetings are 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. 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 to the Police Department
  • It’s a great opportunity to connect with local law enforcement

The next Coffee With a Cop is coming up Wednesday, October 4, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Artful Cup at 3090 N. 12th Street. Personally, I haven't been to this location before. See, there's another benefit. Here's a chance to check out a new coffee joint while meeting with authorities.

In this case, there's an extra little perk (pun intended) to enjoying coffee with a cop. Proceeds from any purchase you make benefit HopeWest programs for children and teens. Drink up!

For your convenience, here's a map showing the location for Artful Cup.

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Here's your chance to ask the 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.