SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane Police Department is hosting its second Coffee with a Cop event on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Dawn of the Donut at 3402 North Division.
The department launched the event last month. Coffee with a Cop is an event where police and community members come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee.
The Coffee with a Cop program is nationally recognized, has been implemented in hundreds of other U.S. cities, and provides a unique opportunity for community members to talk with officers and Spokane Police leadership regarding questions and concerns in an informal setting.
Spokane Police said the goal of the program is to increase community trust, police legitimacy and partnership building. This informal contact increases trust in police officers as individuals which is foundation to building partnerships and engaging in community problem solving. The program aims to advance the practice of Community Policing through improving relationships between police officers and the community, one cup at a time.