BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Nevada Diner will host the Bloomfield Police Department's 'Coffee With A Cop' on Tuesday March 21 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

'Coffee with a Cop' is a national program that started in Hawthorne California in 2011. 

Changes in American culture, including the vast number of people who work outside of their home community, 24 hour television news cycles, and even social media, create artificial barriers that make having a friendship with local police officers difficult.Today most people do not meet police until there is an unpleasant event in their lives, which makes the sort of friendship that George Bailey had with Bert in 'It's a Wonderful Life' nearly impossible.

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Since its inception, the 'Coffee with a Cop' program has expanded to all 50 states and have jumped borders with events now taking place in Canada, across Europe, Africa, and Australia. Its success is do to the fact that brings community members and police together in something other than a crisis situation.

The Nevada Diner is located at 293 Board Street Bloomfield NJ 07003.