This is a republished press release from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. It was NOT written by The Ithaca Voice.

Have questions, thoughts, or just want to talk to a cop?  Come and join us for coffee and conversation October 7th for Coffee with a Cop Day!

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.

The law enforcement agencies of Tompkins County want to get involved too! We want to hear from you!

  • Sheriff Kenneth Lansing from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Ithaca Bakery at the Triphammer Mall (2255 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca) from 8:00 AM- 10:00 AM.
  • Chief Kathy Zoner of the Cornell Police Department will be at Manndible Café in the Mann Library at Cornell University (237 Mann Drive, Ithaca) from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Manndible Café will be donating coffee during this event.
  • Members of  the Ithaca Police Department will be at Gimme! Coffee on 506 W. State Street from 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM and they will be donating coffee during this event.
  • Lieutenant Daniel Donahue from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office will be at Freddy’s Diner at 206 Main Street, Newfield from 7:00 AM- 9:00 AM.

Please meet with us for some conversation and coffee. We look forward to seeing you October 7th at any of these locations.

Featured photo courtesy of Flickr. 

Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.