The Ojai Police Department is proud to announce “Coffee with the Chief” event. Coffee with the Ojai Police Chief and members of the Ojai Police Station brings the police department and community members together, over coffee, to discuss issues and learn more about resources, services and needs of the community.

On Wednesday, February 15, from 8 to 9 a.m., Ojai deputies, along with the Ojai Police Chief, Captain Trina Newman, will be at the Ojai Coffee Roasting Co., located at 337 E. Ojai Ave., in the city of Ojai, sharing a cup of coffee with neighbors. Community trust is one of the key elements to the success of the Ojai Police Department. By sitting down and having a simple conversation, deputies, and the community members they serve, can continue building and growing together.

The Ojai Police Department invites the community to come out and ask questions, voice concerns, get crime prevention advice and get to know the deputies in your neighborhood. This is a relaxed, informal event and is not about speeches or agendas, but simply about casual conversation.

The goal of Coffee with the Chief is to get to know the community better and hear about issues the residents feel are important. This community-building event promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie that make our neighborhoods safer all year round by continued police-community partnerships.

Building relationships – one cup at a time.