Santa, cops visit with children over cocoa

Officers Jesse Abbott and Michael Maniaci, as well as sargeants Chad Hines and Cheyenne Cute, turned out for “Coffee with a Cop and Santa,” an event that aims to connect the community and the police department.

Newport grabs coffee with the cops

Though many customers were unaware of the event before walking in the door, many immediately struck up conversations of varying lengths with the officers — before and after ordering.

CHP’s Coffee with a Cop Goes on After Deputy Controversy

And says events like these can make a difference, “That’s one of the reasons we want to make sure we’re in places where it may sometimes not be ideal because that’s what our job is to do is be where the community is.”

Beating the outback heat at Coffee with a Cop

On Wednesday December 19, Barcaldine Police conducted a road safety initiative in the main street of town next to the iconic Tree of Knowledge. Coffee with a Cop turned into Frappe’ with the Fuzz as the heat descended on outback Queensland.

Copperas Cove PD, Lil’ Tex Hold Coffee With A Cop

“When I see them, they know me and it makes me feel comfortable,” said Mary Hanson. “Especially Officer Miller, he really reaches out. He uses Facebook and he uses NextDoor, and I think that really makes a difference. I think that really gives us a better relationship with the police department.”

Coffee with a Cop initiative aims to build trust between Police and the public

“Coffee with a Cop enables police to engage with the public in a stress-free environment in order to build trust and help break down potential barriers in communication,” Sergeant Coady said. “As a new and rapidly expanding area of Canberra, Molonglo presents unique challenges and we wanted to engage directly with the people of the Molonglo Valley about potential issues facing the community.”

Long Beach police host Coffee with a Cop

“I just came out to support the Long Beach Police Department. They do amazing things for our community. They’re always there for our schools, so there was no way I wasn’t going to support them,” said Long Beach principal Talia Locke.

Twin Falls police host Coffee with a Cop

Twin Falls officers were also joined by state police and officers from surrounding counties at Starbucks as early as 7:30 Thursday morning. They put on this event every couple of months at different locations throughout Twin Falls. Some officers were even behind the counter serving beverages and interacting with citizens who were on the go.