Building relationships. One cup at a time.

Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together–over coffee–to discuss issues and learn more about each other.

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There’s been some vandalism in my neighborhood. Is it okay to call the police if I see graffiti?

Absolutely, In fact, let me give you the 24-hour graffiti hotline and you can call anytime. I will also go by later today and see if I can take care of it sooner.

I want to host a block party this summer, do I need to inform the police department?

Any event, other than construction, that uses a roadway requires a special events permit. I can give you the number to call.

There is a car that looks abandoned parked down the street.

Let me help. I can call our Parking Enforcement Officer to check on it right now.

The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve.

The History of Coffee with a Cop

The Hawthorne Police Department hosted the first Coffee with a Cop event in March, 2011 in an effort to better understand the needs and concerns of community residents.

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More than 2,000 Events Nationwide

Coffee with a Cop events have been hosted in 49 states and four countries – and the list is growing!

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I was curious about Coffee with a Cop and how it was going to be handled. It turned out great ... This should help to break down some walls between the average community member and officers.

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Mint Hill, North Carolina

For Police Officers

For Police Officers

Coffee with a Cop gives you opportunities, outside of crisis situations, to relax and chat with residents in the community you serve.

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For Community Members

For Community Members

Coffee with a Cop events provide access and opportunity for distraction-free conversations with your local police officers.

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