A local police department is inviting the public out to share a cup of joe with them for a special day next week.

Wednesday is National Coffee with a Cop Day. In celebration, the City of Howell Police Department will be throwing down cups of java at the Uptown Coffeehouse, downtown, from 11am until 1pm. Residents can meet police administrators and officers without any fear of speeches, agendas or presentations. Officials say it promises to be a great opportunity to have a conversation about whatever is on one’s mind with the very officers that patrol Howell’s neighborhoods.

National Coffee with a Cop Day is being used as a starting point for the Howell City Police Department with their efforts for greater community outreach. Similar events and gatherings like this are being planned for in the coming months. (MK)