Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Dover. The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.
Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the US Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the country, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve. The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.
All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 8 and ends at 10 am on February 20, at Dot’s of Dover. Contact Officer David Hammack with questions at (802) 464-8722 or email David.Hammack@vermont.gov.