For Immediate Release
PR #:1900095
Date Issued:Sep 18, 2019 - 10:07am

Join Sheriff's Office execs for coffee, questions, and conversation

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

“We have some important issues to talk about,” Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam said, “and I can’t think of any better way to talk than one-on-one.”

One-on-one conversation is what National Coffee with a Cop day is all about. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is so committed to hosting a comfortable conversation with residents that they plan to be at two location for this year’s Coffee with a Cop Day on the morning of October 2.

Sheriff Balaam and Chief Deputy Tim O’Connor (Administration Bureau) will host one Coffee with a Cop at Code Coffee on Wells Avenue while Undersheriff Wayne Yarbrough and Chief Deputy Jeff Clark (Detention Bureau) will host a second Coffee with a Cop at the same time at the Starbucks on Lemmon Drive in Lemmon Valley.  

Both Coffee with a Cop get togethers will take place from 7:00 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

Bring your ideas, your questions, concerns, and ideas, or just stop by to say “hi” and enjoy a cup of coffee with leadership from the Sheriff’s Office.

What:              National Coffee with a Cop Day

Date:              Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Time:               7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Where:            Code Coffee, 300 S. Wells Avenue: Sheriff Balaam and Chief Deputy O’Connor
                        Starbucks, 290 Lemmon Drive, Lemmon Valley: Undersheriff Yarbrough and Chief Deputy Clark

The concept behind Coffee with a Cop started in 2011 when officers with the Hawthorne, California Police Department thought it would be a good means to encourage open dialogue with the public. Over time the event grew and in 2016, U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) officially declared the first Wednesday in October as National Coffee with a Cop Day.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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