Coffee With A Cop

Join the Bridgeport DSSD and the Bridgeport Police Department for Coffee with a Cop! Come meet with local officers, discuss community issues, build relationships, and enjoy a tasty cup of coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28th at the Holiday Inn Bridgeport (1070 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604). Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for business owners and residents to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Downtown Bridgeport.

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. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

The event aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time. Register for the event here. The coffee is on us. Please contact the Bridgeport DSSD with questions:, (203) 908-3622. We hope to see you there!

The Bridgeport DSSD's Public Safety Committee is pleased to partner in hosting this event with the Bridgeport Police Department's Community Services Division.

Coffee with A Cop was launched in Hawthorne, California, in 2011 when Officers from the Hawthorne Police Department were looking for ways to interact more successfully with the citizens they served each day. Coffee with a Cop events, now held in all 50 states, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Latin America, aim to establish trust between the community and the police. The key to Coffee with a Cop’s growing success is that it opens the door for interactions outside of the crisis situations that typically bring law enforcement officers and community members together. Learn more at


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