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.
WCPD Seeking Public's Help - Case # 16-6432
On Friday, August 12, 2016, a shooting took place at about 10:15 pm in the backyard of a residence located in the 800 block of East Michelle Street, West Covina. Two men who were attending a party there were hit by gunfire, one of which died at the scene.
The murder victim is identified as Jose Melendez, 21 of La Habra. The second victim is recovering at a local hospital. The suspect(s) are still outstanding.
The motive in the attack remains unknown. Neither of the victims are known to have any gang ties. The party was attended by several people who fled after the gunfire erupted.
The West Covina Police Department is asking for any witnesses that may have information about the incident and suspect(s) to call 626 939-8557. You can also remain anonymous by calling the WCPD Hotline at 626 939-8688. This number is a recording only, allowing callers to provide information freely.
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Officer Kenney Benitez returns to work with open arms. Officer Benitez was involved in a shooting with a suspect a few months ago and is returning to work ready to hit the streets once again. A true hero and warrior! Tonight's briefing was attended by many of our department personnel to show their love and support for Kenny. Welcome back Officer Kenny Benitez!
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