How 'Coffee with a Cop' can improve police-community relations
This community engagement initiative focuses on line level cops building trust and solving problems
Chris Cognac is a sergeant with the Hawthorne Police Department in Southern California. He was part of the team that created “Coffee with a Cop” in 2011 and is the main national instructor for the Coffee with a Cop training class.
A true believer in the ability of individual officers making a difference in the communities they serve, in this video, Chris talks about how he used his networking and communication skills as a force multiplier.
Additional resources on community engagement:
How to launch Coffee with a Cop (and why you should)
Why cops need to get out of their cars: Strategies for community engagement
How to engage in partnership policing
How citizen surveys improve community engagement with police
6 steps to hosting an effective community meeting