On May 15, 2013, the Covina Police Department was joined by local government officials, representatives from other police agencies, and private citizens for the dedication of the Covina Police Memorial. The ceremony took place at the Covina Police Department, and featured the many traditions associated with honoring fallen peace officers. The Covina Police Memorial was made possible by generous donations from private citizens, businesses, other law enforcement agencies, and retired police officers.
The on-duty traffic collision that took Covina Police Sergeant Scott Hanson's life occurred August 14, 2003. Chief Kim Raney said, "Sadly and appropriately, we were able to enshrine Sergeant Hanson's name in front of the Police Department where he served for 20 years. As long as this building is standing, the Memorial will hold a place of honor and prominence, a reminder to both the public and all of us the true cost of public safety". The Covina Police Department thanks the many contributors who saw this Memorial project through to its completion. [Read More Details]
Chief Kim Raney: New President of California Police Chief's Association
Covina Police Chief Kim J. Raney was installed as President of the California Police Chief's Association for a one-year term on February 27, 2013 at its 36th Annual Training Symposium in Palm Springs. Chief Raney brings a wealth of professional experience to the position of President, having served for 36 years with the Covina Police Department, the last 12 as Chief. "I am honored to lead the California Police Chief's Association this next year and look forward to working with my colleagues as we tackle the critical funding and legislative issues we face that impact the safety of the citizens of California", said Chief Raney. [Read Complete Article Here]
The Memorial Day Holiday marks the start of the 2013 Click It or Ticket Campaign. Drivers who fail to properly use their seat belts can expect to be the subject of enforcement. [Press Release]
Recruitments Continue Applicants Wanted!
The City of Covina is accepting applications for Police Officer Recruit and Police Reserve Officer on an open and continuous basis. Only serious applicants who fully understand the demands of the career, along with the commitment to lifetime fitness, the critical thinking, and writing proficiency required to be successful in completing the Police Academy and Field Training are encouraged to apply. Applicants may attach an up-to-date resume along with their application. Before submitting an application, please review the additional information [included here]. For questions about the Reserve Officer Program, contact Sergeant Jim McDonough at 626-384-5612,
Covina Police are invesitgating a series of commercial burglaries wherein the suspect used a brick, rock or other hard object to smash the front windows to gain entry into several closed businesses. [More Details]
Service Area Policing
The members of Covina Police Department strive to provide excellent customer service to the citizens we serve. To facilitate this level of service we have divided the City into three service areas, with one lieutenant assigned to each area.
Service Area Policing allows you to contact the lieutenant who is responsible for your specific area of concern for any non-emergency issues.
Do not hesitate to contact your Service Area Lieutenant for non-emergency problems that do not need immediate response from the police. Together, we can make Covina a better place to live, work and visit. For more information or to contact your service area lieutenant, click Service Area Policing.
Coyotes in Covina
Coyote sightings are on the rise in Covina neighborhoods. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control offers a number of reporting guidelines for coyotes seen in your neighborhood [More Info]
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File Your Report On-Line
If you have been the victim of a crime and would like to file a police report using our new on-line crime reporting feature, please click File Your Report On-Line. You will be linked to our on-line reporting system which will provide you with information on what reports can be made on-line and lead you through filing a report on-line.
Pay a Parking Ticket
If you received a parking citation within the City of Covina, you can now pay on-line using your credit card, make a payment over the phone or come into the station lobby. If you'd like to make a payment for a parking citation, select Make a Payment
Crime Mapping Now Available
If you are looking for information on what crimes are occurring in the City of Covina, Crime Mapping will help you find the answer. The Covina Police Department has recently adopted Crime Mapping software to help citizens understand what's happening in the city. For more information, click Crime Map.Payment.
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Child Safety Seat Distribution Programs in Los Angeles County
Changes in the law increased protection of children in California. As of January 1, 2012, all children under age 8 are required to ride in a safety seat or booster in the back seat. All children under age 16 are required to ride properly buckled up in safety belt, booster or safety seat. Read More.