For Immediate Release
October 6, 2016
CONTACT: Najla Haywood
WASHINGTON, DC - As part of National Community Policing Week, the Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has partnered with the Hawthorne (California) Police Department to announce Friday, October 7, 2016 as National Coffee with a Cop Day.
Coffee with a Cop, a program started by the Hawthorne Police Department in 2011, promotes positive community and law enforcement engagement through the experience of coffee and conversation. As of today, over 500 law enforcement agencies have agreed to participate by hosting an event on National Coffee with a Cop Day.
To learn more about Coffee with a Cop and to find out where your local event will be held, visit http://coffeewithacop.com/national-day/.
The COPS Office is a federal agency responsible for advancing community policing nationwide. Since 1995, the COPS Office has invested more than $14 billion to advance community policing, including grants awarded to more than 13,000 state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to fund the hiring and redeployment of more than 129,000 officers and provide a variety of knowledge resource products including publications, training and technical assistance. For additional information about the COPS Office, please visit www.cops.usdoj.gov.