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Coffee With The Cops

MOSCOW-  Moscow is introducing a new idea called, Coffee with the Cops, part of a national campaign helping partner businesses, community members and local law enforcement in rural areas. The Moscow Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Latah County Sheriff’s office and Moscow Police Department to put on Coffee with the Cops to create access for community members and law enforcement on city-wide concerns.

Moscow Police Chief James Frye suggested the national program for Moscow in an effort to create transparency between local businesses and the community and the police department. Frye wanted to create spaces across Latah County to bring people together at local businesses every month.

“ It provides a very vulnerable and accessible environment for folks to come and ask those questions in a really safe place.” 

~Jenny Ford, Moscow Chamber of Commerce executive director.

Aspen Parks at Cascadia Assisted Living Home hosted this months Coffee with the Cops to allow citizens who are unable to get to town or need assistance around the community to share concerns as well as drink coffee and have cops as company for the morning.

Over a plate of sweets and a cup of coffee many elderly community members shared their difficulty getting around town and complemented police for their help and service in the community.

Aspen Parks’s Assistant Director, Jennifer Trout said the event is always fun for everyone involved because they get to connect and start relationship.

“This kind of event creates relationships and I get to see people that I know from my community and I really appreciate that.”

~ Richard Skiles, Latah County sheriff

The next Coffee with the Cops will be at the Pie Safe in Deary, Idaho. For more information you can go to http://www.moscowchamber.com/events/details/coffee-with-a-cop-29519.



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