Cuppa with a Cop

We all have our own ideas about what it might be like to be a police officer, but when was the last time you sat down with one? Starting this month, our regular Cuppa with a Cop sessions offer the chance to get to know your local men and women in blue.

When you think about it, our contact with police is usually limited to emergency or crisis situations where tension and emotions are often heightened. But when was the last time you actually had an open conversation with a cop?

Beginning Monday 12 March, Westpoint and Blacktown Police Area Command will team up to host the Cuppa with a Cop program, with the first of the ongoing bi-monthly sessions being held at Jamaica Blue on Level 1 at Westpoint.

Now an international success story, the program was designed to provide communities with the opportunity to meet their local officers, raise concerns, ask questions and build stronger relationships. Key to its success is that events are held in a relaxed, neutral environment where the coffee is served free of charge.

Throughout the world, Coffee with a Cop has been shown to help break down barriers between police officers and citizens; building the levels of mutual respect and trust necessary for social harmony.

In the United States, more than 10,000 Coffee with a Cop events have been held nationwide and the initiative has been so effective that it now takes place regularly in countries all around the world.

So, come along for a free caffeine hit and a one-on-one chat with your local men and women in blue.

Click here for full event details.