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A Message From the Chief

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.



About two-thirds of all sworn officers work in this division, which focuses on patrolling city streets, answering calls for service, and identifying potential crime problems. Under the Community Service Area Policing program, four dedicated lieutenants and their crews are assigned a specific quadrant of the City and tasked with resolving public safety concerns for residents, neighborhoods, and businesses.  This division includes the Traffic Unit, the K-9 Unit, Jail Operations, Reserve Officers, Police Cadets and award-winning SHOP senior volunteers who perform non-hazardous duties to free up sworn officers.

Recent News

4 days ago

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Christmas and the Holidays are almost here & it’s time to gear up for our annual K9’s for Kids Toy Delivery. Each year, the WCPD K9 Unit teams up with Santa and a whole bunch of elves to bring a special delivery to children who will be spending Christmas and the Holidays in the hospital.

We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys beginning Wednesday, November 14, 2018 and concluding on December 12th.

Collection boxes will be located inside of the West Covina Police Department Lobby, City Hall, The Plaza West Covina and several other locations throughout the City.

Thank you for helping us bring big smiles to some very special children

West Covina Police Department
1444 W. Garvey Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790
626 939-8500
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DATE OF RELEASE: November 10, 2018
On 11/10/18 at approximately 0049 hours West Covina Police responded to Shadow Oak Park located at 2121 Shadow Oak Drive to investigate a report of a shooting. When the officers arrived they found a 17 year-old male who had been shot multiple times. Medical efforts to save the victim’s life were unsuccessful and the victim died at the scene. Two additional victims, a male and female adult, sustained non-life threatening gunshot wounds and were treated at a local hospital. West Covina Detectives are currently investigating the incident as a homicide and ask anyone with information to call 626-939-8688.
News Release issued by Lieutenant Travis Tibbetts, PIO. For more information, call 626 939-8685.
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1 week ago

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Please congratulate Officer Anthony Coppi, who was recognized today by Congresswoman Grace Napolitano at the 2018 Congressional Prayer Breakfast. The event was held at the Grace T. Black Auditorium in El Monte. Officer Coppi was nominated by the Police Department Command Staff for his hard work and dedication to the community. Officer Coppi has been with the West Covina Police Department for 19 years and is currently assigned to the Homeless Outreach and Park Enforcement (HOPE) Team. Mayor Lloyd Johnson and Chief Marc Taylor attended the event with Officer Coppi. ... See MoreSee Less

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Years of Service

The mission of the West Covina Police Department is to provide the highest level of service and protection to the community and to cooperatively enhance public safety as the Department progresses into the future.

Core Values

The core values of the West Covina Police Department is easily remembered using the acronym CITE.  CITE stands for the following:

Community Responsiveness