Coffee with a Cop offers training to help departments and agencies host successful Coffee with a Cop events. The training includes a five-hour workshop followed by an actual event the following morning.

Attend a Workshop

Building and maintaining community trust is one of the most important challenges facing law enforcement today. If your department is not practicing and addressing this important challenge–now is the time to begin.


The Coffee with a Cop five-hour workshop addresses these critical issues:

  • Community Policing
  • Procedural Justice
  • Branding Your Police Department
  • Social Media and Communication Techniques
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Officer-Citizen Engagement
  • Organizational Transformation
  • Developing and Maintaining Citizen Trust

Host an Event

After your agency or department has completed the workshop, Coffee with a Cop trainers help you host an event the following morning. This training gives you the awareness–and the tools–to kickstart your own grassroots community policing program.


The Hawthorne Police Department has provided this training nationally since 2013 and is committed to advancing community policing across the U.S. and around the world. Join the more than 2000 U.S. agencies in all 50 states–as well as Canadian, Australian, British, Irish police–using Coffee with a Cop to improve community relations.


Past Training Workshop Locations




Gulf Shores , AL
Evansville , IN
Valparaiso, IN
Waterville Valley, NH




Charleston, SC
Las Vegas, NV
Salt Lake City, UT
Lake Tahoe, CA
Montreal, Canada
Dallas, TX
Omaha, NE




Norristown, PA
Salem, OR
Bend, OR
San Jose, CA
Pasco, WA
St Louis, Mo
Los Gatos, CA
Woodland, CA
Riverside, CA
Carlsbad, CA
Brewer, ME




Greenwich, CT
Gainesville, FL
Fairfield, CA
Pacifica, CA

Honolulu, HI

Taft, CA

Avon, CO




Minneapolis, MN





The cost of training is free


We ask that host agencies cover two/three days of travel (we are located in Los Angeles) and lodging expenses for two instructors. We may ask for help in covering for a rental car also.  The classes are free for all participants and sizes are typically between 30 to 60 attendees– but there is no minimum. Many times host agencies will extend an invitation to neighboring departments to boost workshop attendance.

Contact us if you are interested in hosting a class!