Coffee with a Cop is for Police Officers
A cup of coffee is a common bond. And, it can help officers build better relationships with the communities they serve.
No speeches or specific topics. Just informal conversations about what matters to community residents.
Eliminate obstacles–such as radios, patrol cars and cell phones–for a short period of time to be more approachable and have relaxed conversations with community members.
Coffee with a Cop events are opportunities to build relationships in order to better problem solve with the people officers serve.
Coffee with a Cop removes the typical barriers that come between officers and residents. And it’s as beneficial for residents as it is for officers. Line level officers begin to see clearly the benefit of police-community collaboration and remember why they decided to put on the badge. The shift in attitudes helps transform an agency into a community-oriented policing organization.
Upcoming Training Workshops
Coffee with a Cop centers around a simple idea but is based on philosophies of community policing and procedural justice. If you’re considering hosting an event the training is recommended. Review and discuss important topics facing law enforcement officers and learn best practices in order to host a successful event.
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The Briefing Room
Explore the ins and outs of hosting Coffee with a Cop, from recommendations on selecting a time and location to techniques for prompting conversations.
Resources & tools
Coffee with a Cop has developed materials to help departments successfully host their own Coffee with a Cop event. Enter your email address to receive resources.