Coffee with a Cop is a national effort that brings police officers together with the communities they serve to learn more about each other.
It’s building relationships one cup of coffee at a time. And nobody knows more about that than Penn’s Division of Public Safety.
Earlier this week, UPPD officers were stationed along Locust Walk to share coffee, free pens and fidget-spinners, and conversations with passersby.
Coffee with a Cop stems from casual conversations over coffee with the public started by the Hawthorne (Calif.) Police Department with the goal of bridging the gap between the community and law enforcement. The idea has been replicated in all 50 states and nine other countries.
Additional photos are available on Flickr.
Among future opportunities to engage with Penn’s Police Department is the Division of Public Safety’s annual Open House on Oct. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. at DPS Headquarters, 4040 Chestnut St.