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City of Midland News Release

Posted on: June 22, 2015

[ARCHIVED] MPD to host “Pan Dulce con la Policia” event geared toward Hispanic community

The Midland Police Department invites members of the community to come and enjoy sweet bread, coffee and conversation with officers from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Martinez Bakery (206 E. Florida Ave.) on Friday, June 26.

This will be the department’s first-ever “Pan Dulce con la Policia.” The event is geared toward the Hispanic community and aims to encourage Hispanic residents to build relationships with their local police department. The program also allows citizens and police to come together and discuss community issues in a neutral and informal setting. The majority of contact law enforcement has with the public happens during emergencies or emotional situations. These situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community. In addition, many in the Spanish-speaking community may not feel comfortable approaching police due to a language barrier or for other personal reasons. "Pan Dulce con la Policia" breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

Spanish-speaking officers will be at the event. For more information, the public is asked to call MPD Community Relations at 432-685-7582.

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Media Contact: MPD Communications Specialist Geena Martinez

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