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Posted on: June 14, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Marshalltown PD Coffee with a Cop June 22, 2019


The Marshalltown Police Department is excited to announce the next Coffee with a Cop event scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 8:00 to 10:00 am. Our host will be Tannin located at 125 East Main Street in Marshalltown. Coffee and snacks will be provided. All are welcome to attend. 

Coffee with a Cop is an innovative program started by the Hawthorne (California) Police Department (HPD) in 2011 in response to tensions between the police and the community. The HPD wanted to help break down barriers, so they came up with a simple plan: Officers invited their residents to join them for a cup of coffee and a conversation. They called it Coffee with a Cop, and it has been spreading like wildfire ever since the first cup was poured. Today more than 2,000 law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve have participated in this program.

“We hope community members will feel comfortable enough to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our police officers,” said Chief of Police Michael Tupper.  “These interactions are the foundation of effective community partnerships.”  A cup of coffee is a common bond.  It brings people together and creates a relaxed atmosphere which we hope will promote open and honest dialogue about how we can work together as one community to tackle the issues facing our community.”

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the police department’s work in Marshalltown neighborhoods. The goal is to establish new bonds within the community and strengthen relationships already fostered.  The program aims to advance the practice of community policing by improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.  We hope to see a large crowd on June 22!  Be safe Marshalltown!

For additional information, please contact Officer Dave Danielson at 641.754.5725 or via email at

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