"Coffee with a Cop" helps police connect with Oak Park community

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Meet and greet with the police in Oak Park, proved to be a positive one Saturday. 

Fox 2's Ryan Ermanni sat with community residents and police officers for Coffee with a cop at 9 Oaks Grill, a way for residents to connect with their local law enforcement. 

"It's not a brand new concept but it’s a great one, where we get an opportunity to interact with our residents and our citizens in an informal setting. You never get a second chance to make a first impression and a lot of people never have an opportunity or their for their first encounter with law enforcement is of a crisis situation or a negative one so we want it to be positive and couldn’t have a better setting than the current one we're in right not," Chief Steve Cooper said. 

Oak Park Public Safety Depart and 9 Oaks Grill provided free coffee and breakfast was available for purchase. 

Don't worry if you missed the first one, the Oak Park Public Safety Department will do this event bi-monthly.