|Water Restrictions in Effect for Covina Customers|
Please be advised that the City of Covina declared a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage and is implementing additional mandatory water conservation measures that go into effect on July 31, 2015 for City of Covina water customers. Please review the information in the following links.
Covina PD's New K9 Team
On July 22nd, Covina Police K9 Officer Ryan Rasmussen and his partner Jarno took to the streets of Covina. Over the last two years, the Department was looking into the concept of returning a Police K9 Program back into its public safety operations. The Department recognized the value that a Police K9 Program could add to its community policing methods. The Police K9 is a specialty tool that is used in patrol, investigative and tactical environments. The Police K9 increases search capabilities, officer safety and reinforces a positive image of law enforcement. Officer Rasmussen joined the Department in 2012 and his outstanding performance as a police patrol officer made him a logical choice to be a K9 handler. Jarno, a 17 month old Malinois (Dutch Shepherd Dog) was acquired through generous community support. Both officer and K9 completed six weeks of intensive training prior to being deployed. City of Covina staff are excited about Jarno joining the law enforcement family, and helping us protect the Covina community.
Animal Control Pet License Checks
Officers from the County Department of Animal Care and Control will be in the City of Covina in July and August 2015 checking with pet owners on rabies vaccinations and licensing documentation. Securing a dog license is an important part of identification and can assist Animal Control agencies if your pet becomes lost. City of Covina pet owners are advised to be in compliance with licensing requirements.
Residents who are not in compliance will be subject to license fees and delinquency charges, including a field enforcement fee to offset the cost of the Department's field services. In order to avoid penalties, be sure to license your dog. You can secure a new dog license by printing the application online at http://animalcare.lacounty.gov, or visiting the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center at 4275 North Elton Street, Baldwin Park 91706, (626)962-3577. If your license is not delinquent, you can also renew it through the website.
Local Business and Residents Targeted in Scams
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 ].
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]