The Covina Police Department seeks men and women who understand, possess, and practice the traits Honor, Integrity and Service, and who have a strong desire for a law enforcement career. We are currently accepting applications for Public Safety Dispatcher, Police Officer Recruit and Lateral Police Officer. Testing for all positions will take place as needed. The law enforcement hiring process is lengthy, arduous, and unlike any process in the private sector. Often, persons whose personal history eliminate them as Covina Police Department candidates needlessly apply. The background process is stringent and often underestimated by police department applicants. Our goal is to provide information to persons interested in a law enforcement career, and to answer questions in order to ensure persons are fully informed before making the decision to apply. Carefully review all available information under the [Join Our Team] section of this website before submitting an application. Only serious applicants who are already physically and mentally prepared to conquer the demands of a six month police academy should apply for the Recruit position.
Updated Alarm Ordinance
The City of Covina has recently adopted an updated Alarm ordinance to address the actions of irresponsible alarm owners and irresponsible alarm monitoring companies. The goal of the ordinance is to reduce the number of false alarm activations requiring a response by the Covina Police Department, which will free up police resources and reduce the fines levied on alarm customers.
[Click Here] for detailed information on the Alarm Program
National Preparedness Month
Disaster can strike at any time without warning, and the California Office of Emergency Services encourages all Californians to be prepared for when the next emergency occurs. How prepared are you? [Find Out
Child Safety Seat Distribution Programs in Los Angeles County
In California, 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.
Effective Thursday January 2, 2014, Daily Temporary Overnight Parking Permits can only be purchased by credit/debit card using the maching to the front of the Covina Police Department, located at 444 N. Citrus Avenue, in Covina. The change to a cashless system willl provide a more efficient system, since the old system was unable to provide change for cash paying customers. If you have any questions, contact the Covina Police Department Records section for assistance, 626-384-5656.
Service Area Policing
The members of the 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 are lieutenant, click Service Area Policing.
Crime Prevention Newsletter
The Covina Police Department distributes a monthly newsletter that can be accessed here on the Police Department Home Page. The newsletter features articles on a variety of topics, as well as crime statistics covering the past 12 months of activity. To view the newsletter click on the link below.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2013 EDITION
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]
Drivers who receive a Notice of Violation for a Red Light Camera infraction are now able to view their violation online by selecting the "View Red Light Violation" option from the Online Services menu on the left margin of this page. The Notification number and PIN number from the violation notice will be needed to access the video of the violation.
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.
Free Vacation Home Check
For many years, Covina Police Department Volunteers have provided a free home check service for residents away from home on vacation. Now, the form used to request our assistance is available [Vacation Check ].
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
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