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Jefferson Community Event: Coffee with a Cop

Jefferson Community Event: Coffee with a Cop

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.

Background

Coffee with A Cop was launched in Hawthorne, California in 2011, as a result of a brainstorming session. Members of the Hawthorne Police Department were looking for ways to interact more successfully with the citizens they served each day.

Community policing has long been considered a framework for establishing trust between the community and the police. However, over time the character and composition of our nation’s communities have changed due to shifting demographics, more commuters, and the introduction of different communication methods such as websites and social media.

The Hawthorne Police Department hit upon a simple plan to break through the barriers that have been built over the years–a cup of coffee.

In less than five years, Coffee with a Cop events have been hosted in all 50 states and is one of the most successful community oriented policing programs across the country. The program has also expanded to outside the Unites States to Canada, Europe, Australia, and Africa.  The key to Coffee with a Cop’s growing success is that it opens the door for interactions outside of the crisis situations that typically bring law enforcement officers and community members together.

Event Properties

Event Date 11-09-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 11-09-2017 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
Location
Dunkin Donuts
5748 Berkshire Valley Rd, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438, USA
Dunkin Donuts
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