VCSO to hold 'Coffee with a Cop' on Friday in DeLand

VCSO holds 'Coffee with a Cop' Friday in DeLand / Headline Surfer®

DELAND, Fla. -- The next installment of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office's 90-minute "Coffee With A Cop" program is scheduled for 8 a.m. Friday at the McDonald's restaurant in the Brandywine Plaza just north of the DeLand city limits.

The 2-year-old program is part of a national initiative to further dialogue between law enforcement and citizens without heavy lectures or hidden agendas.

"As always, the eventpromises coffee and casual conversation, with no agendas or speeches -- just a chance to ask questions, discuss issues of concern and get to know the deputies in the area," Gary Davidson, senior spokesman for Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson, told Headline Surfer®.

Davidson added the VCSO has hosted a dozen such Coffee with a Cop sessions like this across the county since 2014, mirroring the national law enforcement initiative.

VCSO spokjesman Gary Davidson / Headfline Surfer®"As always, the eventpromises coffee and casual conversation, with no agendas or speeches -- just a chance to ask questions, discuss issues of concern and get to know the deputies in the area," Gary Davidson, senior spokesman for Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson, shown here, told Headline Surfer®.

Davidson added the VCSO has hosted a dozen such Coffee with a Cop sessions like this across the county since 2014, mirroring the national law enforcement initiative.

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