October 19, 2017

SDCCD Police Department Shares Coffee with a Cop Experience with Students

By Office of Communications

Coffee with a Cop Discussions

On Monday, Oct 9, the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) Police Department invited Mesa and all SDCCD  students to join them for, “Coffee with a Cop”, an event held on campus outside of the Mesa Commons building. The purpose of this event was to open a line of communication between the police officers and the student community to build positive relationships.

The intent is that allowing students to meet with officers in person, in an approachable atmosphere, makes it easier for both parties to get to know each other and share common  interests relative to the community and the college campus. Lieutenant Diana Medero of the SDCCD College Police stated, “For the students it’s about getting to know the officers, learning how to interact with police officers on and off campus, and some students even ask about how to handle family and safety issues at home.” She also shared that the students who attended this event were “serious about their education” and “supportive of the officers”.

Over 200 cups of coffee were personally brewed and given to students by the department officers along with cookies, and informational materials about upcoming events and available resources. The SDCCD Police Department officers are planning on hosting an additional “Coffee with a Cop” session in November so that they can connect with evening students. To learn more about other Police Department events, like self-defense classes and information sessions, go to the SDCCD PD webpage.

About: The “Coffee with a Cop” program first started in Hawthorne, California in 2011 and has since had multiple police departments and communities in all 50 states join in hosting the events. The event program has influenced other countries and their law enforcement, like Canada, Europe, Australia, and Africa to partake in hosting these events. For more information about the history of this program and other events created, visit Coffee With A Cop.

Tags: Coffee with a Cop, Mesa College, SDCCD Police