The Covina Police Traffic Unit is part of the Patrol Division. It is staffed by traffic officers who are supervised by a lieutenant and sergeant. Traffic officers are primarily responsible for traffic enforcement, traffic accident investigation, and traffic related criminal case filing with the District Attorney’s Office. They also train new officers regarding traffic enforcement issues, as well as provide updated training for experienced patrol officers.
The mission of the Covina Police Traffic Unit is to promote traffic safety through education and enforcement. The officers partner with the community, City staff and other governmental agencies to identify traffic related problems and their potential solutions. Officers may utilize various methods to reduce hazards such as public education, recommending engineering changes, or by taking enforcement action.
Traffic officers are trained in the use of specialized equipment used for both enforcement and collision investigations. These officers conduct a large volume of traffic enforcement, and handle the vast majority of injury collision accidents, and all fatal accidents that occur in Covina. Traffic officers are also responsible for review of all violations captured on the red light cameras in operation in the City of Covina. For more information on the red light cameras, click Red Light Camera under the Services tab.
The Covina Police Department participates in the State of California Office of Traffic Safety Avoid the 100 Anti-DUI program. This multi-jurisdictional enforcement effort uses checkpoints and directed enforcement operations to crack down on the drinking driver and reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by alcohol related crashes.