West Covina Police DepartmentWest Covina Police Department

Welcome to the West Covina Police Department.  I am proud to serve as your police chief. The men and women who make up the department are committed to providing the best policing services to the community.  This is carried out through the adherence to the Police Department’s Core Values, which are; Community Responsiveness, Integrity, Teamwork, and Effort.  We are very fortunate to have the support of the community and work hard to ensure the public’s trust.  Please feel free to browse our website and follow us in social media for the latest updates affecting the City.



Chief Marc Taylor grew up in Glendora and graduated from Charter Oak High School.  He began his police career in 1981 as a Reserve Police Officer with the West Covina Police Department.  He was hired as a full time officer in 1983.  During his career he worked as a patrol officer, Field Training officer, Sex crimes and Child Abuse detective, Robbery /Homicide detective, Major Narcotics detective,  Communications Manager, and was loaned to U.S. Customs for two years working undercover narcotics. He was also assigned to the Special Enforcement Team and SWAT team for many years.  Marc served as a Corporal, Sergeant, Watch Commander, Detective Lieutenant, Chief’s Adjutant, and as a Commander in each of the Department’s three Divisions. Before becoming West Covina PD’s Chief of Police, Mark also previously worked as the Assistant Chief of Public Safety at the University of Redlands.

Chief Taylor graduated from the POST Supervisory Leadership Institute, POST Command College, POST Executive Development course and he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Studies, and Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration both from Cal State Long Beach.

Marc has served as Past President of the Sunrise Rotary Club of West Covina, a volunteer parent with West Covina PTA, a volunteer with the Covina Valley Assistance League, and he coached Pony baseball at Walmerado Park.  He is a long time resident of West Covina.  Marc is married and has two children.

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