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donmedeirosdonmedeiros Posts: 3,379 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

With the current state of affairs around the US, I thought this might be a good idea.


On the first Wednesday in October, National Coffee with a Cop Day brings men and women in uniform together with their communities to connect over a cup of joe.

Inspired by the cliche about officers and their coffee shop donuts, the national observance encourages communities to sponsor an event that will bring citizens and those on patrol together. The events provide an opportunity for open dialogue and improve communication. They also break down barriers and create a valuable bridge to relationships in our communities.

When officers hear their community’s needs from the people themselves, they’re better able to support them. The community as a whole will also be able to see officers as approachable and their ally in protecting and caring for their communities.


While many cities and towns across the country hold Coffee with a Cop events throughout the year, the first Wednesday in October is National Coffee with a Cop Day. Plan one now and several later in the year! Find an event near you and join. Use #CoffeeWithACopDay in your sharing on social media.


In 2016, the first Coffee with a Cop Day took place across the nation. The Hawthorne Police Department in Hawthorne, California launched the idea in 2011. They sought ways to interact with their community every day more successfully. As a result, they established a Coffee with a Cop event to do just that. Throughout the year they make meaningful connections, and the idea has spread across the country to all 50 states.

If you are not much of a coffee drinker, it is also National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day. Share some of those with an officer.


  • Palm_City_DawgPalm_City_Dawg Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Gotta have a donut with the coffee...

  • donmedeirosdonmedeiros Posts: 3,379 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Glad you brought it up. I didn't want to go with that stereotype, although it would seem as natural as breathing air to have a donut with coffee.

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 6,761 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I've never had coffee with a cop, but I did have the opportunity to pick up an officer's lunch tab at OK Cafe the other day. Felt good.

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