Building Trust and Community: Enjoy a Cup of Coffee with Davenport’s Finest
The Davenport Police Department invites community members to join them for Coffee with a Cop at various Hy-Vees throughout the next couple of months.
This program is part of a national initiative to foster better relationships between law enforcement officers and the people they serve.
Bringing People Together Over a Cup of Coffee
Coffee with a Cop was established in 2011 in California to improve communication between police and community members. Since then, the program has spread throughout the United States and beyond.
In Davenport, Iowa, the program has been a successful way for the police department to connect with residents.
Breaking Down Barriers and Fostering Dialogue
The events take place at different Hy-Vee locations in Davenport, providing an opportunity for residents to join officers for coffee and conversation.
According to Sergeant Andrew Harris, Community Impact Team Supervisor, "It's about having conversations and interacting with our neighbors in meaningful ways, outside of a call for service. We want to have a chance to talk about topics that they find interesting or have questions about."
Making Meaningful Connections Over Coffee
Coffee with a Cop is a great way for the Davenport Police Department to build bridges with the community they serve. It provides a unique opportunity for residents to engage with officers in a relaxed and informal setting and fosters open communication between law enforcement and the community.
By participating in Coffee with a Cop, community members can help to break down barriers and build trust, creating a safer and more connected community for everyone.
Coffee with a Cop Happens from 8:00AM - 9:00AM
- Thursday, April 6 – Rockingham Road Hy-Vee located at 3019 Rockingham Rd
- Thursday, April 13 – West Locust Hy-Vee located at 2351 W Locust St
- Thursday, April 20 - West Kimberly Hy-Vee located at 2200 W Kimberly Rd
- Thursday, April 27 – East Kimberly Hy-Vee located at 1823 E Kimberly Rd
- Thursday, May 4 – Utica Ridge Hy-Vee located at 4064 E 53rd St