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 Volunteers who perform non-hazardous duties to free up sworn officers.
Throw back Thursday: Circa 1975
Newspaper caption " RECORD HAUL - West Covina police detectives John Forrester, left, and Robert Conatser examine high grade marijuana, confiscated in recent drug raid. Police found 35 kilos of pot with an estimated street value of $10,000."
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Another life gone too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends, family, and partners of Officer Jose Anzora. May you Rest In Peace Sir, continue to watch over your loved ones, we will take it from here.
LAPD Officer Jose Luis Anzora
Serial Number 40848
End Of Watch 03/03/2021
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5 days ago
Please check on your loved ones, especially the teenagers in your life.
If you, or someone you know, is having a difficult time, please know help is out there. No one is ever alone.
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6 days ago
Weekly Recap: February 22, 2021 to March 1, 2021
*Not all incidents or arrests are mentioned*
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7 days ago
Just an appreciation post.. although a few of our officers are shown, we thank and appreciate all our officers for what they do
Thank you to a local photographer for taking this photo
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Keep yourself and your property safe.
Follow these tips to help prevent your catalytic converter from being stolen.
Most importantly, if you see something strange call your local law enforcement agency.
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The men and women of the West Covina Police Department continue to send our thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of Deputy Thomas Albanese and to everyone at @lasdhq during this difficult time.
May you Rest In Peace Sir, we thank you for your service. 🙏🏼
On Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 8:58 AM, Deputy Thomas J. Albanese, 41, was killed in an unfortunate traffic collision at the intersection of Del Amo Boulevard and Paramount Boulevard in the City of Lakewood.
Deputy Albanese was traveling northbound on Paramount Blvd., approaching Del Amo, when he attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a vehicle ahead of him. As Deputy Albanese entered the intersection, he was struck by a sedan traveling westbound on Del Amo Boulevard. The force of the collision was extreme, and Deputy Albanese died instantly.
Deputy Albanese was a seven-year veteran of the Sheriff's Department. He started his career with the Sheriff's Department as a Security Assistant in 2013 in the Aero Bureau. In 2015, he took an oath of office to serve his duties as a peace officer faithfully and was assigned to Men's Central Jail. He went to patrol at Transit Services Bureau and then transferred to Lakewood Station as a Field Training Officer.
Deputy Albanese's last assignment was as a Pico Rivera Station Motor Deputy but was working overtime at the Lakewood Station when the tragic accident occurred.
In addition to his short but impressive career with the Sheriff's Department, Deputy Albanese was part of the Marine Corps, serving from March 2001 through March 2010. He served four tours in Iraq and was highly decorated.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva said, “Thomas touched the lives of many people while working in the Department. He received several commendations for his work in patrol and helping the citizens of Los Angeles County.”
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Friendly reminder, please make sure your vehicle and your home are locked and secured.
If you see something strange, call your local law enforcement agency.
For incidents in West Covina: 626-939-8500
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