No Barriers

Coffee with a Cop brings together police officers and the community members they serve. Through one-on-one conversations, citizens and police officers build trust and mutual goals for the community. Coffee with a Cop gives people a chance to meet and engage outside of normal police-community interactions of calls for service, fleeting contacts, or enforcement activities. Sharing conversation over a hot cup of coffee is a chance to break bread together and establish personal relationships that we can carry into the future.

No Agendas

Coffee with a Cop events are relaxed, informal and open for discussions about the issues community members feel are important. There are no scripts or formal agendas… just people talking about making their community a better place. If you have an issue you would like to have addressed or just have a question you’ve always wanted to ask a cop, Coffee with a Cop events are the perfect time to do just that.

Caring Communication

Most people care about the community where they live, learn, and work. Attending a Coffee with a Cop event is an easy way to get to know the women and men who serve your community and let them know about the issues that matter to you the most. Join us.


If you have questions about the Coffee with a Cop program at the University of Connecticut Police Department, email or call the Community Outreach Unit at 860-486-2375.

If your organization is interested in being a co-sponsor for an upcoming Coffee with a Cop event, contact the UCPD Community Outreach Unit supervisor at 860-486-5909 or

You can also visit the Coffee with a Cop website at The UConn Police Department would like to thank the Hawthorne, California Police Department for pioneering the Coffee with a Cop program.