ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Officers with the Rochester Police Department announced they are working with the program “Coffee with a Cop” to hold conversations with city residents in July.

Organizers said people in the Rochester area are invited to have informal, informative, and productive conversations with officers from RPD, as well as to share any concerns.

The program was first launched in Hawthorne, California in 2011 when the Hawthorne Police Department was looking for ways to interact with the community and build trust.

Since then, according to the organization, “Coffee with a Cop” events are held in all 50 states and are considered one of the most successful police programs across the country.

The event will be held at Donuts Delite on Culver Road on July 23.