Police Officers in the east are setting aside time Thursday morning to meet with the community.
The New Bern Police Department will be hosting Coffee with a Cop Thursday at Ghent Sandwich Shop on Pollock Street in New Bern.
Members of the community will get the chance to chat with officers about community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.
The program aims to advance community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members.
Coffee with a Cop is at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ghent Sandwich Shop in New Bern.
The event is open to the public.