Local Businesses Targeted in Scam
A male has called two local businesses requesting the owners by name, claiming to be related to other local business owners, before explaining his need for a small amount of quick cash with a promise to pay back the same day. The Covina Police Department encourages everyone to be alert for scam artists, and report activity you feel may be dangerous or criminal [Bulletin].
Rio Hondo Police Academy class 200 held their Pride Run in Jordan's honor
Rio Hondo Police Academy class 200 will run their 3.5 mile Pride Run in honor of Officer Jordan Corder, who was killed in an on-duty traffic collision on September 30, 2014. Jordan was a graduate of Rio Hondo Police Academy class 185. Jordan's former academy mates and the Covina Police Department's Special Response Team, which Jordan was a member of, joined the class on their Pride Run, which took place on January 20, 2015 at Frank G. Bonelli Park in San Dimas.
SCAM Alert / IRS Imposters
Covina senior citizens have reported receiving calls from persons claiming to be IRS employees, and providing instructions on how to send money owed to the IRS. We have provided a [Special Bulletin] with additional information and tips to avoid becoming a victim.
Water Payment Scam Alert
Covina Water Utility customers have become potential fraud victims in a water payment scam operation. Unknown subjects have made calls to some Covina Water Utility customers stating hat the customer has a high water usage on their account, creating a so-called violation. The subject who identifes themselves as an empoyee, indicates that they will come to the resident's home to collect a $500 fine for water violations.
The City of Covina has a process in place to provide warnings, before a graduated citation process is initiated. Fines begin at $50 per violation, with a maximum fine of $250 per violation for repeat violators. If a customer receives a citation, the citation amount is added to your water bill. No Water Utility employee will ever arrive at your door and ask for direct payment of a fine. For additional information please contact Global Water Fathom at (855) 354-7579 or the City of Covina Public Works (626) 384-5230. If you are victim of a water payment scam in the City of Covina, please contact the Covina Police Department 24 hours dispatch at (626) 331-3391.
Overnight Parking Permits
Daily Temporary Overnight Parking Permits can only be purchased by credit/debit card using the machine 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.
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]
Rio Hondo Memorial Ceremony
May 27, 2015
Rio Hondo Police Academy Director Walter Allen III invites the public to attend a memorial ceremony honoring fallen Covina Police Department Officer Jordan Corder, who was a Rio Hondo Academy graduate. The ceremony will be held at the Rio Honda Academy, located at 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA., on Wednesday May 27, 2015 at 2:30PM.
The Covina Police Department thanks the hundreds who attended the May 26th event held at the Covina Police Department. The support from our Covina community, and law enforcement community, has been uplifting to our police department family. Jordan's name now sits alongside Sergeant Scott Hanson's on the Covina Police Department Memorial. Both these men were raised in Covina, and proudly served to make their hometown a good place to live and work.
Updated Alarm Ordinance
The City of Covina has recently adopted an updated Alarm ordinance to address false alarm response issues resulting from operator and alarm monitoring company errors. 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
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.
AB 60 Allows non-residents to obtain driver's licenses
Effective January 1, 2015, all California residents will be afforded the opportunity to test for, and receive a license under this assembly bill, without proof of legal residence in the United States. There are still criteria that need to be met in order to be considered for a driver's license. DMV has made it possible to schedule appointments online. DMV has also provided a summary of the new law, the requirements to obtain a license, and offers driver's license handbooks and sample tests in 11 different languages. All this can be found on the DMV website.
View Red Light Violation
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