Police Officers are the most visible aspect of any police department. For this reason, we are committed to providing excellent front line law enforcement service to our residents and visitors. We will accomplish this by serving the citizens of West Covina with the highest ethical standards and professionalism, achieving the Department’s motto of “Integrity and Service since 1937.” I am proud to serve as your Chief of Police and hope you will join with us making the City of West Covina a safe place to work and play.
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.
SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING
On Monday morning, April 25, 2016 at about 1:00 am, a neighbor heard the sounds of loud knocking at a home located across the street. This neighbor saw a vehicle parked in the driveway with its lights on, the engine running and the driver door open and noticed a male knocking on the front door of that residence. Shortly thereafter, the male was seen walking to the rear of that residence and the sounds of glass breaking could be heard. The neighbor immediately called West Covina Police. When the officers arrived, they were able to locate the suspect and take him into custody. Property taken from the residence was found in his possession. The residents of that location were not at home at the time of the incident.
This is a clear example of the “See Something, Say Something” campaign. If it had not been for the actions of the neighbor, the suspect may have been successful in completing the burglary. If you witness suspicious activity, take a moment to call 9-1-1 or your local police department to report it. Together we can make our communities a safer place.
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Our newest Officer Steven Spagon being sworn in by Chief Dave Faulkner. Officer Spagon comes to us from the San Bernardino Sheriffs Department. Welcome to the West Covina Family Steven. ... See MoreSee Less
The annual West Covina Police Reserves Pancake Breakfast fundraiser was successful again this year raising nearly $2,000 dollars. The donated funds will benefit the West Covina Explorer Program and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. As always, the West Covina Elks Lodge hosted the event and Elks members worked behind the scene to provide all the meals. The West Covina Explorers were in attendance and did a great job serving all of the guests. The event was attended by West Covina Council members and Congresswoman Grace Napolitano. Special thanks to everyone who attended to help make the event a success. ... See MoreSee Less