Warner Robins Police officers met with people in the community for a cup of joe and conversation Wednesday morning.
It was the department's third "Coffee with a Cop" event, a national initiative to connect the community with its officers.
About thirty people came to Hardee's within the two-hour period asking both general and personal questions.
Chief Brett Evans says building a strong relationship with the community is crucial to his department and the city.
One woman says when people speak to police in an informal setting, it eases the tension.
"They're here to serve and protect, and if they have a problem, they should feel comfortable talking to the police about it," said Warner Robins resident Georgia Jackson.
Evans says people can also take advantage of their ride along program, and other community engagement opportunities.