David Faulkner was appointed to the position of Chief of Police for the City of West Covina on January 27th, 2014. Chief Faulkner brings over 30 years of law enforcement experience to the City of West Covina. He served most recently as the Field Services Commander for the Fontana Police Department, where he supervised Fontana’s patrol, investigations, traffic, K-9, air support, and SWAT programs. During his tenure in Fontana, Chief Faulkner worked in all three divisions (Administrative, Field Services, and Special Operations) of the Police Department, gaining valuable experience in narcotics, homicide, gangs, crime prevention, code enforcement, budget, grants, recruitment, and community based policing programs. Chief Faulkner is known for his expertise in Accident Reconstruction. He is a Lead Instructor on the subject for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and has published a book titled “Collision Investigation for the Patrol Officer”
Prior to his service in Fontana, Chief Faulkner spent two years with the Chino Police Department.
Chief Faulkner has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern University and an Associates of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Palomar Community College. In addition, Chief Faulkner is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, POST Command College and the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute. Since 2007, Chief Faulkner has also served as a Reserve Police Helicopter Pilot for the El Monte Police Department, which serves the City of West Covina. Prior to law enforcement, he served six years in the United States Marine Corps.
Specialties: Investigations, Critical Incident Command, Traffic, Aviation, K-9, Accident Reconstruction and SWAT. The West Covina Police Department is a leader in regional policing and fully vested in the Area Command Concept of service delivery.