9-29-23 Police Offering Three Events for National Coffee With a Cop Day Oct. 4

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Office of the Chief
Chief Benjamin Moszkowicz                                                        
Phone: (808) 961-2244

Media Release

As part of the eighth annual National Coffee With a Cop Day, Hawai‘i Police Department invites the public to participate in three Coffee With a Cop events in Honoka‘a, Waimea, and Kealakekua, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023.

National Coffee With a Cop 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 law enforcement.

These get togethers have no agendas or speeches, and are an informal way to get to know the police officers in your community. Topics of conversation can range from sharing personal stories to answering questions or even discussing neighborhood or community issues.

If you are in the area, please join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation at the following locations on Wednesday, October 4:

  • Honoka‘a
    Tex Drive In
    45-690 Pakalana St.
    8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Waimea
    Parker Ranch Center, 67-1185 Māmalahoa Hwy.
    7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Kealakekua
    Caffe Florian
    81-6337 Māmalahoa Hwy.
    9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

If you have questions about the Honoka‘a Coffee With a Cop event, please contact South Kohala Community Policing Officer Joseph Rocha at (808) 775-7533. For questions about the Kealakekua Coffee With a Cop event, please contact Kona Community Policing Officer Aaron Yamanaka at (808) 326-4646, ext. 258. For the Waimea event, please contact South Kohala Community Policing Officer Justin Cabanting at (808) 887-3080.

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