We hold workshops across the country that help departments host successful Coffee with a Cop events. We offer a four-hour and a eight-hour training course, depending on your needs.

Attend a Workshop

Building and maintaining community trust is one of the most important challenges facing law enforcement today.  We have tailored the classes to suit your needs and time-constraints.  Our instructors are experts in implementing innovative community policing programs, from Coffee with a Cop to using sports as a vehicle to build relationships with their officers and the community.  All of the instructors have a unique perspective to public safety culture across the country, giving them vast knowledge and experience to share with participants.


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

  • Community Policing
  • “Nuts & Bolts” of what makes a successful Coffee with a Cop event.
  • Social Media and Communication Techniques
  • Organizational TransformationLessons learned and shared experiences from agencies across the country

The eight-hour Coffee with a Cop expands on the four-hour workshop by including:

  • Procedural Justice
  • Branding Your Police Department
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Officer-Citizen Engagement
  • Developing and Maintaining Citizen Trust
  • Instructors will help at your event the following day

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 (with initial funding from the COPS office) has provided this training nationally since 2013 and is committed to advancing community policing across the U.S. and around the world. Starting in 2018, we have expanded our training group to include department leaders from across the country.  All bring their expertise and experience (often unique to their regions of policing culture) that they will share with the class.


After your agency or department has completed the eight-hour workshop, Coffee with a Cop trainers help you host an event the following morning. The instructors will work with the host agency to make sure the event is a success.


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



Yonkers, NY

Fairfield, CA

Golden West College Academy (Huntington Beach), CA

Fresno, CA

Syracuse, NY



Bakersfield, CA

Mayfield, KY



El Mirage, AZ

Mayfield, KY

Howard County, MD



University Central Florida, FL May 18

Davie, FL May 20

The cost of training is free


The cost to attend is free. Our goal is to get as many of our Officers and Deputies (including Command Staff) across the country the information and knowledge in the latest Community Policing methods and programs.

We want as many people to attend as possible.  The “host” agency will often put the word out to all to the surrounding agencies about the training.  The classes usually range from 25 to 100 attendees, but there is no limit.

We operate as a non-profit organization.  Our support and travel for instructors is covered by the generous donations of large corporations, philanthropic groups, and individual donations.  Depending on location, availability, and costs that may go a bit over our normal rate, we may ask to partner with the host agency to help with some of the travel/lodging costs (especially for the eight-hour class as the instructors will stay an additional night to help with the CwC event the following day).

Contact us if you are interested in hosting a class!


Coffee with a Cop, Inc. is a California Nonprofit Corporation with IRS 501(c)3 application pending.
Your donation is tax deductible. Coffee with a Cop, Inc. Tax ID #82-4991903


Meet the Instructors

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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