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.
NATIONAL POLICE WEEK
May 14 - May 20, 2017
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
Let us never forget the sacrifices made by our own officers in the line of duty for the safety and protection of the residents of West Covina.
OFFICER FREDERIK JAN HAM
WCPD Hire Date: January 1st,1938
End of Watch: December 9th, 1940
OFFICER JAY WARREN JACKSON
WCPD Hire Date: September 23rd, 1977
End of Watch: January 14th, 1978
OFFICER KENNETH SCOTT WREDE
WCPD Hire Date: August 1st, 1980
End of Watch: August 31st, 1983
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