For Immediate Release
PR #:1900098
Date Issued:Sep 25, 2019 - 3:11pm

Sheriff's Office adds Incline Village location for National Coffee with a Cop Day

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

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office added a third location for this year’s Coffee with a Cop Day in order to provide the public a greater opportunity for one-on-one conversation with Sheriff’s Office executive staff and supervisors.

The new location is I.V. Coffee Lab, 907 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village. Chief Deputy Greg Herrera and Lt. Sandra Barboza will be available to answer questions, address concerns, or just casual conversation from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

As previously announced, Sheriff Balaam and Chief Deputy Tim O’Connor (Administration Bureau) will host one Coffee with a Cop at Code Coffee on Wells Avenue from 7:00 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2, and Undersheriff Wayne Yarbrough and Chief Deputy Jeff Clark (Detention Bureau) will host an additional Coffee with a Cop at the same time at the Starbucks on Lemmon Drive in Lemmon Valley. 

“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.”

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

Location 1:      7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Code Coffee, 300 S. Wells Avenue with Sheriff Balaam and Chief Deputy O’Connor

Location 2:      7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Starbucks, 290 Lemmon Drive, Lemmon Valley with Undersheriff Yarbrough and Chief Deputy Clark

Location 3:      8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at I.V. Coffee Lab, 907 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village with Chief Deputy Herrera and Lt. Barboza

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.

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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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