The Corpus Christi Police Department invites the public to join them for the first "Coffee with a Cop" event, to be held at the McDonald's on Violet Rd. in Annaville on Saturday, Mar. 29. Chief Floyd Simpson and various Officers from the district will be on hand to answer questions, and to have "casual conversation" with the public.

"We've not done something like this in some time, and the Chief (Simpson) would like to have an opportunity for the public to come and speak to him in an informal setting. Usually, we go out to sections of our city after a large crime, or a big crime, has been committed, and we have these town hall meetings; and we usually talk about that topic in particular," said Captain Michael Alanis,Corpus Christi Police Department. "This time, he wants a setting where you can sit down, you can talk not only to the Chief; you'll be able to talk to some of the officers who work out in that district."

"Coffee with a Cop" meetings will be held once a quarter, in different McDonald's across Corpus Christi, as the Police Department continues to reach out to the community. Animal Care Services will also be on with some animals available for adoption, and Narcotics supervisors will also be on hand to field complaints and listen to tips.

"As you can imagine, it's very difficult for the Chief to field different questions from the public throughout the day; this is an opportunity for the community to get their questions answered." said Captain Alanis. "We're trying to be available, without all the red tape, to the public and answer some of their questions for them."

The first "Coffee with a Cop" will be held on Saturday, Mar. 29 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the McDonald's located at 11202 Leopard St. in Annaville.