Coffee with a Cop is Oct. 4; RCPD Open House is Oct. 14

October offers two opportunities to get to know the men and women who protect and serve Rockville.

Call it joe, java or jitter juice, the Rockville City Police Department will answer the call and join community members for National Coffee with a Cop Day from 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Starbucks, 39 Maryland

Ave., in Rockville Town Square. Purchases during the event will receive a 10 percent discount.

The department’s mission includes a commitment to community policing. The Coffee with a Cop program seeks to build trust between neighbors and law enforcement by giving community members an opportunity to ask questions, discuss concerns and get to know their city police. Officers will be on hand for informal one-on-one chats with community members – no formal speeches, no agendas and no distractions.

Learn more about Coffee with a Cop at Find photos and video of past Coffee with a Cop events at Search “coffee.”

Can’t make it for coffee? Then visit the RCPD at home. The department will host an open house from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 featuring station tours, vehicle and equipment displays, a K-9 demonstration, a moon bounce, face painting, a DJ, pumpkin decorating, food, information booths, a visit by McGruff the Crime Dog, and the opportunity to meet city police offers. The department will be celebrating five years in its home in the old post office building at 2 W. Montgomery Ave. Free parking will be available in the parking garage at 77 S. Washington St., adjacent to the police station, and just two blocks away at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.

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