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Coffee with a Cop Program Continues


Coffee with a Cop at the Rock Springs McDonald's.

Join Chief McKinley and officers from the Apopka Police Department at Rock Springs McDonald’s on Saturday April 9, from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Have a free cup of coffee and discuss issues and learn how to make a difference in our community.

Chief Michael L. McKinleyApopka Police Department

“This is an opportunity to meet the community one-on-one in a neutral setting,” said Chief McKinley. “Instead of during a crisis which typically brings law enforcement officers and community members together. This will be a non-adversarial situation.”

This is Apopka's second “Coffee With A Cop” event. The first Coffee with a Cop was at the Main Street McDonald's back in January. Read about that event here.

Coffee with A Cop was launched in Hawthorne, California in 2011. Members of the Hawthorne Police Department were looking for ways to interact more successfully with the citizens they served each day.

Community policing has long been considered a framework for establishing trust between the community and the police. However, because of shifting demographics, more commuters, and the introduction of different communication methods such as websites and social media, the character and composition of communities changed.

The Hawthorne Police Department hit upon a simple plan to break through the barriers that have been built over the years – a cup of coffee.

In less than three years, Coffee with a Cop events have been hosted in more than 2000 communities, in 49 states and is one of the most successful community oriented policing programs across the country.

Official Website: Coffee with a Cop



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