West Covina Police Department

The West Covina Police Department maintains a Type I jail facility operated by jailers. The entire jail operation is overseen by an assigned lieutenant. The jail facility provides enough bed space to accommodate 4 females and 12 males, with 6 additional beds that can accommodate either males or females as necessary. Most inmates are pre-trial arrestees who have been arrested for misdemeanors and felonies. Because we are a Type I jail facility we are only authorized to hold inmates a maximum of 96 hours, precluding any emergencies.

The West Covina Police Department Jail maintains a compliment of 6 jailers with assistance from police cadets.  Jailers must complete a California Standard and Corrections (STC) Certified Corrections Officer Academy.  Additionally, they receive continued training of at least 24 hours every year.  The jail supervisor has also completed the California Board of Corrections STC certified supervisory training.

The mission of the West Covina Police Department Jail is to maintain the safety, security, and well-being of the inmates in our custody.

Inmates are informed of their ability to contact family, employers, and legal counsel, and assist the families with information about those we hold in custody as well as visitation.  Additionally, they serve three meals daily, which are strictly regulated by the state and county for their caloric and nutritional content.  Each inmate is afforded access to showers, basic hygiene articles, and reading material.

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Bail & Bonds

All inmates booked in the West Covina Police Department Jail are eligible to be released on bail or bond unless specified by a warrant, court order, bail schedule, or the level of the inmate’s intoxication makes it unsafe to release the inmate.

The bail schedule is established pursuant to the Uniform Bail Procedures Committee and approved by the judges of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. Bail is the deposit of cash, cashier’s check, money order, or credit card for the entire amount specified. Deposited monies will be returned after the appearance of the individual bailed out and according to the rules established by the court receiving the bail. Bail money will be returned only by the court.

A bond is the deposit of a surety bond by a licensed bail bond company for the amount of the bail. The West Covina Police Department or its employees will not recommend any specific bail bond company. Bail bond companies can be located online and they can provide specifics regarding fees and costs associated with the use of their services.

Visitation Info

California Title 15 CCR 1062 regulates how city jails accommodate the visitation of inmates.  The law states the jail shall provide as many visits and visitors as facility schedules, space, and the number of personnel will reasonably allow.  These procedures are subject to safety and security requirements.  Visitation may be denied or terminated by a supervisor if the visitor poses a danger to the security of the facility or there is another good cause, including, but not limited to, the following:


The Department provides adequate space for one visit at a time.  The visiting area does accommodate inmates and visitors with disabilities.  Visitor logs and records will be maintained.  All visitors must register and produce a valid state, military, tribal, or other government identification.  All identification shall contain a photo and physical description of the visitor.  Visitors will complete the registration log.

Searching Of Visitors

Individuals who enter the secure perimeter of this facility are subject to search if there is reasonable cause to believe the visitor has violated the law, is wanted by a law enforcement agency, or there is reasonable cause to believe the visitor is attempting to bring contraband onto the facility property or into the facility.

General Visitation Rules