9th Annual National Coffee With a Cop Day


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 National CWAC Day in a Nutshell

National Coffee with a Cop day is a day dedicated to encourage communication and positive interactions between law enforcement agencies and the public.

The day began as part of National Community Policing Week in 2016 and now continues each year on the first Wednesday in October furthering efforts nationwide to bridge the gap between the community and the law.

“Coffee with a Cop is community policing at its core. The simple act of having a cup of coffee with community members can be the first step in increasing trust and cooperation between the police and the people they serve,” said former COPS Office Director Ronald L. Davis.

We continually hear heartwarming stories about the positive connections and interactions that occur at Coffee with a Cop events across the globe. What started at a McDonald’s in Hawthorne, California, has surpassed our wildest expectations. Initially, we hoped to expand these events to all 50 states in the U.S., but now I’m proud to announce that Coffee with a Cop events are held in over 40 countries and are conducted in 9 different languages. The core objective remains the same: creating an environment where there are no communication barriers, no formal speeches, and no hidden agendas, just honest conversations about issues that affect our communities. Plus, we can’t forget to exchange recommendations about great places to eat (after all, everyone knows the police have the best restaurant tips, trust me on this one, haha).

Be safe out there,

Sergeant Chris Cognac (retired)

Hawthorne Police Department – Los Angeles County, California


Calabasas, CA
United States

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