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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Do you work in the neighborhood?

Yes, I work at the grocery store down the block. I’ve noticed there’s been a strange car parked near the store the past couple of weeks. I’m not sure if it’s abandoned.

I can help with that. I’ll call our parking enforcement officer to check on it right now.


Gorgeous weather we’re having lately.

Sure is. Hey, I was thinking about hosting a block party this summer. Do I need to let the police department know?

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

That would be great!

This is a great neighborhood. How long have you lived here?

I’ve been here 15 years, and I love it. But come to think of it, there’s been some vandalism lately. Is it okay to call the police if I see graffiti?

Absolutely. In fact, let me give you the 24-hour graffiti hotline.


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

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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 10,000 Events Nationwide

Coffee with a Cop events have been hosted in all 50 states and nine countries in four languages– 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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