Tea with the Chief to be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

SARASOTA, Fla. – January 22, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

On Tuesday, Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino will host ‘Tea with the Chief’ at the Bijou Café in Sarasota. ‘Tea with the Chief’ is an opportunity for residents, visitors, local business owners and members of the media to speak with Chief DiPino as well as several Patrol Officers about any issues or concerns they may have.

"This is the first ‘Tea with the Chief’ we’re holding. It’s to expand on our other community outreach program, ‘Coffee with a Cop,’ said Chief DiPino. "We encourage our community to meet with us, bring concerns or just take time to get to know the members of our agency. These types of interactions are the foundation of community policing and community partnership."

‘Tea with the Chief’ will be held at the Bijou Café, 1287 1st Street, Sarasota from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to everyone.