SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Coffee with a Cop is a nation-wide initiative that began in California in 2011. Police officers in Hawthorne were looking for a way to develop a more positive relationship with the residents in the community they serve. Coffee with a Cop was born and has since expanded to all fifty states and to other countries as well. Canada, Australia and countries in Europe, Latin American and Africa have begun using Coffee with a Cop to help bridge the gap between residents and law enforcement officers.

On October 2, the South Brunswick Police Department is inviting residents to share a cup of Joe with them at Pierre's of South Brunswick from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The SBPD began Coffee with a Cop in 2016 as a part of National Community Policing Week. It's become an annual event for the department and is held on the first Wednesday of every October.

"We have a great community and we want to continue the outstanding relationships we have by hosting this event. Come out spend some time and talk to us about any issues you may have," said South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka.

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“Coffee with a Cop is community policing at its core," added former COPS Office Director Ronald L. Davis. "The simple act of having a cup of coffee with community members can be the first step in increasing trust and cooperation between the police and the people they serve."

Pierre's is located on 582 Georges Road in Monmouth Junction.