National Coffee with a Cop Day is a day dedicated to encourage communication and positive interactions between law enforcement agencies and the public.

The day began as part of National Community Policing Week in 2016 and now continues each year on the first Wednesday in October furthering efforts nationwide to bridge the gap between the community and the law.

“Coffee with a Cop is community policing at its core. 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,” said former COPS Office Director Ronald L. Davis.

National Coffee with a Cop Day is Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

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A couple of local police departments would like to invite you to join them for a cup of coffee and conversation.

Join Chief Levesque and other members of the Dartmouth Police Department at the Dartmouth Council on Aging from 9 to 11 am. Coffee and pastries for the event will be provided by Mirasol's Cafe.

Members of the City of New Bedford Police Department will be on scene at the following locations and times:

The Donut Factory, 102 Rockdale Ave., 10 a.m.

The Baker, 562 Pleasant St., 10 a.m.

McDonald's, 159 Hathaway Road and 141 Coggeshall St., 9 to 11 a.m.

If you are planning to go, please email sandra.bowles@newbedfordpd.com just so we can get a head count.

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