HOLMDEL, NJ: They are dedicated to serve and protect our community, and are always looking out for the safety of Holmdel families. They are Holmdel's Finest and will be available for a sip and chat on National Coffee with a Cop Day, Wednesday, October 2nd, from 10a.m. - 12p.m. at The Booskerdoo coffee shop located at Bell Works in Holmdel at 101 Crawford's Corner Road.

Follow signs for the main visitor's entrance, conveniently located to Booskerdoo Coffee & Baking Co. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, water, and enjoy light conversation! Holmdel residents, the Holmdel PD is working for you! Come on out and say hello or thank you for your service!  This is basically an open house offering members of the community  a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know your officers a little better. While in Bell Works, you can check out the great shops, get your hair done, enjoy one of the many restaurants, take an exercise walk, do your banking, have your teeth cleaned, buy some flowers, visit the library... it's your Metroburb to enjoy!

Background

Coffee with A Cop was launched in Hawthorne, California in 2011 when Officers from the Hawthorne Police Department were looking for ways to interact more successfully with the citizens they served each day.   Community policing has long been considered a framework for establishing trust between the community and the police. However, over time the character and composition of our nation’s communities have changed due to shifting demographics, more commuters, and the introduction of different communication methods such as websites and social media.   The Hawthorne Police Department hit upon a simple plan to break through the barriers that have been built over the years–a cup of coffee.   Coffee with a Cop events are now held in all 50 states and is one of the most successful community oriented policing programs across the country. The program has also expanded to outside the Unites States to Canada, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Latin America.  The key to Coffee with a Cop’s growing success is that it opens the door for interactions outside of the crisis situations that typically bring law enforcement officers and community members together.  For more information visit coffeewithacop.com