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Get to Know French Valley Sheriff's Officials in Informal 'Coffee With A Cop' Setting

Deputies from the Southwest Station and French Valley community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

The following is a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department:

On Saturday, June 14th, 2014, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, the Riverside Sheriff’s Department’s Southwest Station will host Coffee with a Cop .  

The event will be held at the Aromas Café, located at 29950 Hunter Rd #103 , in the city of Murrieta.  

Deputies from the Southwest Station and French Valley community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All members of the French Valley community are invited to attend. 

There is no agenda or formal speeches, just casual conversations about your community, with those who serve.  Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in the French Valley neighborhood. 

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations.  Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street.  Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction. 

We hope that French Valley community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers.  These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships. 

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are held across the county, state and country, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve. 

This program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.

Anyone with questions should contact Lt. Matthew Aveling at the Southwest Station at (951)-696-3000. 




Mr. Jordan Hendrix May 27, 2014 at 02:57 PM
This would be a good idea in Lake Elsinore Coffee with a Cop. We have a great police force who are working hard to clean up the streets.
SA May 27, 2014 at 04:22 PM
Funny how we live in a Communist ran state (and country) wherein citizens have to be sensitive to criminals / thugs rights. “Timmy was on the wrong medications” “Xavier did not know the laws” … Timmy and Xavier need their asses whooped by a well-positioned ASP-4140, without the officer fearing being sued. Our streets would be cleaner…
Rae Anne Resident May 27, 2014 at 05:31 PM
I tend to agree with SA. I dont want the police beatering up the good peopel but I aint got not problems with the bad eggers getting some street justices. we dont need no sissys beaning policers we need guys that can brake you in to if you lipper off.
Bob May 30, 2014 at 07:17 PM
Its important for the community and its cops to known one another. I come from a small city of 13,000 with a minimum of 3 officers on duty at all times. A sheriff captain advised me that only 1 deputy is assigned to patrol French Valley with a growing population of 25,000 on a daily 24/7 basis. That's a critical difference between one on duty officer for every 4,333 people in a 2.34 square mile city. VS ONE on duty deputy for 25,000 people in a area greater than 10 square miles. French Valley is the most populated unincorporated community in the State of California. French Valley has no local community representation. This lack of representation is why the Sheriff and the County Board of Supervisors has and will continue to ignore the Citizens of French Valley and its unsatisfactory level of public safety services. French Valley needs to establish itself into a Community Services District or be incorporated into either City of Temecula or Murrieta.

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