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Middletown police to hold ‘Coffee with a Cop’ on Saturday

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

717-944-4628
Posted 5/28/19

Middletown Police Department is offering “Coffee With A Cop” at the Nuclear Bean Coffee Shop at 5 S. Union St. from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1.

Residents are invited to meet some of …

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Middletown police to hold ‘Coffee with a Cop’ on Saturday

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Middletown Police Department is offering “Coffee With A Cop” at the Nuclear Bean Coffee Shop at 5 S. Union St. from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1.

Residents are invited to meet some of the borough police officers and enjoy a cup of coffee together, the department said in a message posted on its Crimewatch page.

Residents can talk to officers one on one, or as a group.

Coffee With A Cop was started in 2011 by the Hawthorne Police Department in Hawthorne, California. The department was looking for ways to better interact with residents, according to a website about the program.

Coffee With A Cop has spread to all 50 states and expanded to Canada, Europe, Australia, Africa and Latin America.

“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,” according to the website.

Derry Township and Swatara Township are among police departments in this region that have held Coffee With A Cop events.