UCSB Police Department

National Coffee with a Cop Day

Coffee with a Cop

UCSB Police Holds Back to School “Coffee with a Cop” on October 3rd as Part of “National Coffee with a Cop Day”

The Arbor – The UCSB Police are joining law enforcement agencies across the country in participating with “National Coffee with a Cop Day” on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  Police officers will be there with free coffee and pastries (while they last) from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. thanks to a very generous partnership with The Arbor.

We hope you will join us for this opportunity to have coffee and conversation with law enforcement who patrol and help keep the campus community safe.  UCPD Sergeant Matt Bowman will be hosting you along with officers from campus patrol as well as detectives from the UCPD Problem Solving Unit.  

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative that aims to advance the practice of community policing by opening communication and fostering a greater understanding between citizens and police.  The idea is to provide residents with an informal setting to meet officers who work in their community and talk about their concerns.  The goal is break down barriers, build lasting relationships and familiarize the public with people who are there to protect and serve them.

More than 600 law enforcement agencies participated in the inaugural “National Coffee with a Cop Day” in 2016.  The Coffee with a Cop program was started in 2011 by the Hawthorne Police Department.  Since then, more than 2,000 law enforcement agencies have participated in the community outreach program. The UCPD has been holding “Coffee with a Cop” events at various locations on campus, and in Isla Vista since 2013.