Clarisell De Cardenas
Communications & Community Affairs Director
Public Information Officer
Miami Lakes, FL – The Miami-Dade Police Department Town of Miami Lakes’ Major Javier Ruiz invites you to enjoy coffee and pleasant conversation with your Neighborhood resource Unit Police Officers. Coffee with a Cop will take place on October 20th, 2021 at 8:30 AM at Gauchos Gourmet Market on the East side of Miami Lakes.
Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together over a cup of coffee to discuss issues and learn more about each other. The goal of Coffee with a Cop is to break down barriers between police officers and town residents.
Coffee with a Cop began in 2011 in Hawthorne, California as a way for officers to establish a trusting relationship with community members without agendas, forums, or crisis events. The Miami-Dade Police Department, in collaboration with the Town of Miami Lakes, has successfully hosted these events quarterly.