Officers from the Chifley Police District came together with members of the community to discuss issues, build relationships and drink coffee on Thursday, July 4.
The coffee with a cop initiative was held at Hometown Cafe on Lithgow's Main Street and provided community members with a unique opportunity to learn more about local police work.
"It's a rare opportunity for locals to meet and engage with local police," Chief Inspector Chris Sammut, said.
He said those with any concerns they had, could come and have a chat without the pressure of entering a police station.
"Through having coffee with a cop it breaks down barriers and opens doors to see familiar faces and get to know your local police," he said.
Coffee with a cop has been running for three years and Insp Sammut said it continued to be very successful.
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