The Richmond Police Department holds a Coffee with a Cop event quarterly. Our next event will be posted on this site when the information becomes available.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Richmond neighborhoods.
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. Some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down those barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.
No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know your officers.
Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States 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.