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.                                                                           

“Over 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