ANTIOCH -- Police officials will host a meeting later this month allowing residents to discuss public safety in a relaxed atmosphere.

The meeting -- called Coffee with the Cops -- will be held 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the police station's community room, 300 L St.

Police Chief Allan Cantando will give an update on the crime statistics in the city, followed by answering questions from residents about safety issues. Crime prevention commissioners also will be there to answer questions about the Neighborhood Watch program.

The quarterly meetings are meant to be informative and keep lines of communication open.

Contact Paul Burgarino at 925-779-7164. Follow him at Twitter.com/paulburgarino.