The Golden Arches meet the Thin Blue Line on Wednesday, April 29, when Oceanside police officers and the public come together.

The informal gathering is a chance to discuss community issues, build relationships — and drink coffee.

The event, part of a nationwide drive, begins at 8 a.m. at the McDonald’s at 3517 Cannon Road.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Oceanside neighborhoods.” organizers said.

The events breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

“This is yet another fine example of our department’s commitment to strengthening our relationship with our community,” said Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy.

“This program will provide a welcoming environment where members of our community can personally meet the fine men and women of their police department to ask questions and share community concerns.

“Equally notable is the commitment of our business community partners.  Their participation solidifies the City of Oceanside’s overall goal to promote partnerships and public safety.”

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

For more information, contact Dulci Daniels at (760) 435-4543 or