Coffee with a Cop set for Saturday


Community members can meet new Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson over a cup of coffee Saturday during Coffee with a Cop at the Villa Coffeehouse, 344 Park Ave.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon, and according to a city of Idaho Falls news release “offers citizens a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and meet Chief Johnson and the other officers in your neighborhood.”

“The majority of the contact law enforcement has with the public happens during emergencies or emotional situations,” the release said. “Those situations are not always conducive to building relationships with community members and oftentimes create a perception that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-one-one conversation.”