For over 10 years, the Evansville Police Department (EPD) has invited you to join them for a cup of coffee, a donut or two (or three or four), and a good conversation during Coffee with a Cop every month. That tradition will continue every month throughout 2024 at various breakfast/coffee shop locations around the city.

What is Coffee with a Cop?

If you've never been, the concept is pretty simple. It's a chance for you to chat with EPD officers about whatever is on your mind for a couple of hours before you head to work for the day. The conversation can be anything you want it to be. Notice something a little off in your neighborhood that you'd like the police to keep an eye on? This is an opportunity to let them know. Maybe you simply want to know if they're binge-watching the same show you are, or what they think about a particular sports team. The possibilities are only limited by your mind and give you the chance to get to know the men and women behind the badge who have dedicated their lives to keeping us safe. Officers who usually stop by include Special Events Coordinator Taylor Merriss, who joins us in studio every Tuesday, Assistant Police Chief Phil Smith, and Chief Billy Bolin himself. The Mayor has been known to stop by a time or two, and members of the Evansville City Council regularly stop by as well.

2023 marked the addition of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office who regularly had deputies stop by, along with Sheriff Noah Robinson.

Evansville Police Department via Facebook / Canva
Evansville Police Department via Facebook / Canva
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Oh, and we'll also be broadcasting on-site live each month too if that sways you in any way.

2024 Evansville Coffee with a Cop Dates and Locations

The 2024 edition will feature many of the normal locations that have been part of Coffee with a Cop since day one, as well as the locations that came on board in 2023.

The complete schedule can be seen below:

Evansville Police Department
Evansville Police Department
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In case you're having trouble seeing the graphic, the full calendar is as follows. Each event takes place from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.

  • Tuesday, January 16th - Chick-Fil-A Cross Pointe
  • Tuesday, February 20th - Mission Grounds at Washington Square Mall
  • Tuesday, March 19th - Donut Bank on St. Joe Avenue
  • Tuesday, April 16th - McDonald's on North Main St.
  • Tuesday, May 21st - Mission Grounds at Washington Square Mall
  • Tuesday, June 18th - Penny Lane Coffee House - 600 SE 2nd Street
  • Tuesday, July 16th - Donut Bank on St. Joe Avenue
  • Tuesday, August 20th - Chick-Fil-A Cross Pointe
  • Tuesday, September 17th - McDonald's on North Main St.
  • Tuesday, October 2nd (National Coffee with a Cop Day) - Mission Grounds at Washington Square Mall
  • Tuesday, November 19th - Donut Bank on St. Joe Avenue
  • Tuesday, December 17th - Lincoln Avenue Donut Bank*

*Santa and Mrs. Claus scheduled to appear.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Gallery Credit: John Robinson