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Coffee with a Cop

On August 1st, officers from Midlothian Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. 

All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 10 am on August 1st at Whataburger on East Main in Midlothian.  Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Midlothian’s 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, 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. 

Officer Hanson proposed the idea of hosting this event and has been instrumental in getting this event together.  “We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers,” said Officer Hanson. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.” 

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 county, 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. Please contact Officer Stephanie Hanson with questions: (972-775-3333) or .

2015 Midlothian Police Department Coffee with a Cop