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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

Did you know?

The History of the West Covina Police Department Patch.

The current West Covina Police Department Patch was adopted in 1988. It consists of a silver background, trimmed in black, with the words “West Covina Police” stitched in black. In the center of the patch is the Great Seal of the State of California. Other than color and shape modifications, the patch has remained consistent since the early 1940s.

The Great Seal of the State of California was adopted at the California Constitutional Convention of 1849 and has undergone minor design changes since then, the last being the standardization of the seal in 1937. The seal was designed by Major R.S. Garnett of the U.S. Army. The seal features the Roman goddess Minerva (Athena in Greek mythology), the goddess of wisdom and war, because she was born an adult and California was never a territory. A California Grizzly Bear (the official state animal) can be seen feeding on grape vines, which represents California’s wine production. A sheaf of grain represents agriculture while the miner represents the California Gold Rush and the mining industry. In the distance is the Sacramento River with sailing ships representing the state’s economic power. The Sierra Nevada Mountains rise in the background. The phrase “Eureka”, meaning “I have found it!” is the California state motto.

This picture is mounted in the WCPD Briefing Room as part of its historical display.
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Meet the West Covina Police Department Honor Guard

This past weekend, a Memorial Ceremony honoring WCPD Officer Jay Jackson's 40th Anniversary of his death was held in front of the police department. Our WCPD Honor Guard participated in the Presentation of Colors and the 21-Gun Salute.

We are very proud of our team of officers who dedicate part of their time in addition to their normal duties to represent the men and women of this department.
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Our West Covina Police Explorers competed in the Chandler, Arizona Explorer Competition this past weekend, competing against 65 teams with approximately 1000 Explorers participating.

When it was over, our Explorers walked away with several trophies:

1st Place - Tubular Assault
2nd Place - Decision Shoot
3rd Place - Laser Challenge
3rd Place - 5K Run
5th Place - Hogan's Alley

In addition, the WCPD Advisors also competed in a couple of events against other PD advisors:

1st Place - Advisor 5k run won by Corporal Stephen McLean
3rd Place - Advisor Obstacle Course by Officer Ian Paparro

Congratulations to all of our Explorers and Advisors who attended and competed in this annual event.
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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