The Tecumseh Police Department is staring a new program and invites the community to have Coffee with a Cop at their office Jan. 11 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

"This is an event where citizens of the community can meet the police department and share their ideas with everyone here including officers, administration and supervisors," Chief of Police J.R. Kidney said.

Coffee with a Cop is the first of its kind in Tecumseh and allows people to meet the new faces of the force and discuss how the department can become more involved with the community.

Kidney explained that in other parts of the country, police officers will meet citizens at a restaurant and chat. However, Tecumseh PD has a different approach.

"We're taking it a step further and having people come to us because we want people who are interested in coming to our office and meeting an officer," Kidney said.

While this event is for everyone, Kidney explained Coffee with a Cop is a time for positivity and conversation.

"It's not a time for complaints or negativity. If people have complaints we'll take those Monday-Friday (during our hours ) at the office," Kidney said.

According to Kidney, many are excited for the event as it's sponsored by IEP Security and the next one in March is already sponsored by the Tecumseh Library.

"Citizens seem interested and it puts a name to the face," Kidney said.

Coffee with a Cop is come and go and there will be free coffee and donuts.

Kidney said he's hoping the event is held every other month.