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: These two gentlemen were working in our old dispatch center back in 1978.
The gentleman standing is Jack Keating and the gentleman sitting is Chris Horner.
Fun Fact: Keating was the Communications Director that hired our current Dispatch Manager in 1989. She still sits at his original desk to this day. ... See MoreSee Less
We want to remind our residents that our officers are continually patrolling the city and doing what we can to help make the city safer and quieter for everyone. If you witness a firework violation, give us a call. 🚫🎆🚫 ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday night our officers confiscated these fireworks from an individual who was lighting them. The individual was cited.
We would like to continuously remind everyone that fireworks are prohibited in West Covina per West Covina Municipal Code 15-62 & 15-63 ... See MoreSee Less
To all the amazing fathers, and father figures, we want to wish you a Happy Father’s Day ! Thank you for being the best for your loved ones 💙 we hope you have an amazing day !
In celebration of Father’s Day, we would like everyone to leave their favorite/best “dad joke” 😁 ... See MoreSee Less
One of our residents and her sons came to the station to deliver some amazing treats for our officers as a thank you. This amazing woman along with her group (Orange County and Los Angeles County Jewish moms) have been visiting multiple police stations in both counties to say their thank you’s to all the officers.
They definitely made our day, thank you so much ! 🙏🏻 ... See MoreSee Less
Another reminder that fireworks are also prohibited in West Covina. They may be beautiful but they can also be harmful. 🚫🎆🎇🚫 ... See MoreSee Less
West Covina Police Department Weekly Arrest Review
June 8, 2020 to June 15, 2020
▪ Number of calls for service and self-initiated activities : 960
▪ Arrests: 29
🔹MONDAY, June 8, 2020
▪ 9:06 PM: Officers stopped a vehicle, occupied by two individuals, for vehicle code violations. During their investigation, the officers learned the driver had an outstanding warrant. During a search, they discovered the passenger was in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Both occupants were arrested.
🔹TUESDAY, June 9, 2020
▪ 9:04 PM: Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle for vehicle code violations. However, the vehicle failed to yield and a short pursuit was initiated. The driver eventually yielded and was taken into custody.
🔹WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020
▪ 7:34 PM: A vehicle was stopped for vehicle code violations. During the officers’ investigation, they discovered the driver had a concealed firearm in the glove compartment and a loaded magazine as well. The driver was arrested.
▪ 9:55 PM: Officers responded to a call regarding a theft from a vehicle. On arrival, the officers located an individual loitering around the area. The officers conducted their investigation and were able to confirm the theft. The individual was arrested.
🔹FRIDAY, June 12, 2020
▪ 6:54 AM: While patrolling, officers encountered a suspicious individual inside a vehicle. The officers contacted the occupant, and discovered he had an outstanding warrant. The individual was arrested.
▪ 11:34 AM: Officers made contact with an individual loitering around a restaurant parking lot. During the officers’ investigation, they discovered the individual was in possession of methamphetamine and had an outstanding warrant. The individual was arrested.
*Not all incidents or arrests are mentioned.* ... See MoreSee Less
The West Covina Police Department Cadet program is a great opportunity to experience the everyday workings of a police department and to build partnerships with officers , department personnel and the community. Our cadets are a vital part of the police department. They help with non-hazardous duties throughout the police department and within the community. Some everyday functions include: general parking enforcement, completing traffic collision reports, clerical assignments, fleet maintenance, traffic control, entering and serving subpoenas, and much more. We appreciate the hard work our Cadets do on a daily basis and their eagerness to always help the department and the community.
If you would like to learn more about our Cadet program and employment, you can visit our website (www.wcpd.org/recruiting/), call our front desk 626-939-8557, or leave a question in the comment section. ... See MoreSee Less