Boise Police Coffee with a Cop
Posted on January 13, 2023 10:36 AM by Admin
The Boise Police Department (BPD) and the BPD Police Activities League (PAL) are excited to offer new opportunities for the community and officers to interact through programs, events, and activities.
“Our police officers respond to over 130,000 calls for service every year and what our officers desire as much as our community is partnerships and positive connections,” said Boise Police Chief Ron Winegar. “We look forward to getting to know more of our community and letting them get to know us.”
BPD has been offering Coffee with A Cop for years and is expanding that idea to incorporate a wider array of activities and interests. Starting in 2023 we are planning to offer at least one event every month where community members and youth can join us for conversation or a fun activity.
Boise PAL is a nonprofit organization made up of Boise Police Officers who volunteer their time to participate in youth events. They do it because they know the value of youth programs and positive role models and they have seen the long-term benefits of those positive interactions.
“Many of our officers became officers because of a positive interaction they had with a police officer in their youth. To many of us, serving our community is about more than responding to 911 calls or making traffic stops, it’s also about setting good examples, being there for after-school activities, and developing a trusting relationship with people so they know we are a safe place to turn.” said Boise Police officer and PAL President Jason Shofner.
Events are free to the public and if registration is required it will be run through the PAL organization. Dates and activities will be posted in the events section on cityofboise.org/police and the PAL website.
Coffee With a Cop
When: January 18 2023 | Time: 12:00pm – 1:30 pm
Where: Black History Museum 508 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702
No registration needed