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.
How to Get Involved
Coffee with a Cop events are hosted by police departments across the country. See what other departments are doing and how to host an event in your area.
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
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