NEWBERRY COUNTY — The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Coffee With A Cop” program.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, 550 Wilson Road in Newberry.
The program is designed to provide an opportunity for citizens to sit down with a police officer and enjoy of cup of coffee and conversation.
“We are so very blessed to enjoy such a great working relationship with the citizens of Newberry County,” said Sheriff Lee Foster. “We believe this is another way to show the open door policy we have maintained throughout my tenure as Sheriff to all citizens for questions, concerns, or just … talking.
“A safe community is a community in which law enforcement and the community are engaged in meaningful conversation about the community,” said Foster. “There must be a communication of information in both directions and citizens must feel comfortable with their law enforcement. This is why not only have I made my home here for my entire life, but all employees are required to live in Newberry County. You cannot make a difference in the community if you are not invested in the community.”
Foster said the relationship with the community and the partnerships are one of major reasons Newberry County has one of the lowest crime rates and highest clearance rates in South Carolina and the nation.
Foster and members of the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office including deputies from the Community Oriented Policing Division will attend.