The funeral for fallen Covina Police Officer Jordan Corder was held Tuesday October 7, 2014 at First Baptist Church in the City of Pomona, and was followed by a procession to Covina's Forest Lawn Memorial Park where a graveside service with full police honors was conducted. Officer Corder's death resulted from an on-duty traffic collision in the City of Covina on September 30, 2014 at 1:55pm. Officer Corder is a second generation Covina Police Officer who has been an officer since 2007. Officer Corder leaves behind his father, Mark Corder, a retired Covina Police Captain, his mother Diane and his sister Melissa Coterel, who is a Police Dispatcher for the Ontario Police Department.
Jordan was a seven year law enforcement veteran and was assigned to the Traffic Division as a Motorcycle Officer, a position he coveted. Jordan developed his expertise in traffic enforcement, collision and DUI investigations. Officer Corder was recognized earlier this year by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), earning the "Century Award", for making 107 DUI arrests during calendar year 2013.
Jordan was an outstanding officer, a true professional and a great friend to many, and will be deeply missed.
Covina PD Joins DMV to Combat Dangerous Drivers
The DUI driver in 24% of all fatal DUI involed crashes has at least one prior conviction, as do 27% of drivers arrested for DUI. Seventy-five percent of drivers convicted of DUI continue to drive despite having a suspended or revoked driver's license.
The Covina Police Department has teamed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and 35 other California law enforcement agencies in an effort to keep suspended drivers with two or more prior Driving while Under the Influence (DUI) convictions off of our roadways.
Twice a month the DMV Hot List Program sends a secured data list to Covina PD, of the Covina area drivers that have at least two, or more prior convictions for DUI and whose driver's license is suspended for those convictions. Covina PD personnel review and verify the data to ensure that it meets the DMV program guidelines.
Once the data has been verified, the Covina Police Department will send a notification letter to those drivers reminding them of their driver's license suspension and our future enforcement efforts that will be underway through compliance checks, directed patrols and stakeout/sting operations.
Covina Police Chief Kim Raney said, "These are the most dangerous drivers on the road, and the intent of the program is to keep unlicensed and restricted drivers off of the road until their driving privileges have been reinstated. Hopefully many of them will hear of this program and opt not to drive. Our officers will be out there trying to catch those who circumvent the law."
Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Please contact Sergeant Tom Tardif at 626-384-5667 for any questions, or via mail at
Neighborhood Watch Report Newsletter
The Crime Prevention Unit of the Covina Police Department has developed a monthly newsletter. The newsletter is intended to update readers on relevant local law enforcement issues, as well as offer crime prevention tips.
Click the link to view the October 2014 Edition - Newsletter_OCTOBER 2014.pdf
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