Coffee With a Cop
Building Trust With the Community One Cup at a Time
In March 2011 the Hawthorne, California, Police Department Community Affairs Unit hosted their first Coffee With a Cop event. Police and community members came together in an informal, neutral
space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink
coffee. These events are now being held nationwide. Chief Nelson has
had nine events since his appointment as Chief in December 2013.
If you would like to host such Coffee With a Cop, contact Chief Nelson.
the years, police organizations have slowly evolved into “drive-by
policing” which is basically officers driving by those they serve and
waving. These events get the officers out of their cars and offices and allows for much greater interaction with the citizens of
the community.” -Chief Brad L. Nelson
Questions From Citizens Who Attended Coffee With a Cop