The Arkansas City Police Department will hold another Coffee with a Cop event next month.

The coffee will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 11 at McDonald’s, located at 2022 N. Summit St.

Black coffee will be provided free of charge. Attendees may purchase other drinks or food at their own expense.

Coffee with a Cop is an opportunity for community members to visit with employees of the police department in a safe, comfortable environment, free of distractions. This function does not involve speeches or agendas.

The public is welcome to come meet police officers and talk about what is important to them.

Coffee with a Cop is a national movement to enhance the relationship between the police, the public and the business community.

The premise is very simple in that there are no agendas or speeches — it is just to have department employees talking with citizens in a relaxed, safe environment.

These types of social interactions happen every day, but a structured time and place allows for community outreach through media outlets and affords several different business locations opportunities to host.