Most of the time when the general pubic encounters a police officer it is through a traffic stop of in an emergency situation. On Friday morning, You'll have the chance to interact with members of Rockford's finest in a very informal setting.

The Rockford Police Department will get together with community members over a cup of  coffee to discuss community issues in a effort to build relationships. It's your opportunity to meet some of Rockford's finest and ask questions and learn about what Rockford Police officers do and to hear your concerns about the community.

'Coffee with a Rockford Cop' will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the following locations:

  • McDonald’s, 3710 Auburn Street
  • McDonald’s, 930 W. Riverside
  • Burger King, 2911 Auburn Street
  • Sister’s Café, 2626 Kilburn Avenue
  • Katie’s Cup, 502 7th Street
  • McDonald’s, 1441 Kishwaukee Street
  • Doughboys, 3330 11th Street
  • Meg’s Daily Grind, 1141 N. Alpine Road
  • Machine Shed, 7475 E. State Street
  • Cracker Barrel, 730 N. Lyford Road

Coffee with a Cop was designed to break down barriers and allow for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

In case you are wondering, some of these locations will serve donuts. No doughnut jokes, the officers have probably heard them all by now.