‘Coffee With A Cop Day’ Connects Communities With Officers

Many Americans started their weekend a little early Friday with a cup of coffee and a police officer – but it was a good thing. Police departments across the country celebrated “Coffee with a Cop” day late last week. The meet-and-greet was first introduced in March of 2011 in Hawthorne California and has now spread around the country and is recognized by nearly every law enforcement agency in the U.S. The police are hoping that the gesture of communicating on a personal level with their community will alleviate fear and anxiety that others may have about officers, while helping police better understand their community.

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