NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The North Little Rock Police Department is asking for the community to participate in Coffee with a Cop, in honor of National Coffee with a Cop Day from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the McDonald's at 4008 McCain Blvd.

This is an opportunity for the community to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers who work in North Little Rock.

The holiday comes at a time when the nation is divided over national anthem protests in the NFL, which has spread to other sports, that are aimed at generating a discussion on killings of unarmed African Americans at the hands of police. President Donald Trump has even called for protesting players to be "fired or suspended."

As tensions grow between police and African American communities who feel they are in danger, Coffee with a Cop gives a voice to people who feel they do not have one.

Of course, it does not stop there. Any topic is available for discussion at the event, and anyone can attend.