Coffee With A Cop
The Coffee with a Cop program was launched by the Hawthorne Police Department in Los Angeles, CA in 2011. The program was designed to improve trust and build strong relationships between police and the community. Since its inception, Coffee with Cop events has been hosted across the United States, and in Canada, Nigeria and Australia.
The Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis, hosts its Coffee with a Cop event once a month at various locations throughout the city. Building strong community relationships is paramount to having safe, sustainable neighborhoods. Coffee with a Cop promotes citizens and police working together to better the community.
The public is invited to join officers for coffee and conversation in an informal atmosphere. This event provides a great opportunity for officers and citizens to engage in constructive dialogue, ultimately leading to stronger community relationships.
On August 6, 2015, the department hosted its first Coffee With A Cop event at three different locations throughout the City! Residents enjoyed meeting their neighborhood officers as they engaged in open conversation over coffee. The second event was then held on September 3. Coffee with a Cop will continue to be held on the first Thursday of each month, allowing SLMPD to build relationships with the citizens we serve…one coffee cup at a time!