West Covina Police Department
WEST COVINA POLICY DEPARTMENT POLICY
The West Covina Police Department Policy Manual is available on this website for public review. Please note, the West Covina Police Department Policy Manual is a living document, which is subject to regular revisions and updates based on legislative changes, case law, and identified best practices. The online version of this manual posted on the West Covina Police Department website will be reviewed annually to ensure any revisions/updates from the previous year are contained in the online version.
Please note, some items have been redacted because they are either privileged, confidential, and/or otherwise exempt from disclosure under provisions of the Public Records Act or pursuant to applicable federal or state law, per California Government Code Sections 6254(b), 6254(c), 6254(f), 6254(k), and 6255.
The vast majority of the training completed by this agency is approved through the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), which maintains training outlines for all law enforcement agencies in the State of California. Additional information can be found by visiting the POST website.
As of January 1, 2022, Government Codes § 7070, § 7071, and § 7072 require each law enforcement agency’s governing body to adopt a written military equipment use policy by ordinance in a public forum, in order to continue the use of the acquired military equipment. The West Covina Police Department is providing the following information to our community:
- Establish a concern or complaint process. The West Covina Police Department always has had a means for the public to submit complaints online or in-person. Further information is also available by viewing the West Covina Police Department Policy Manual, specifically the Personnel Complaints Section.
- Members of the public may also register complaints or concerns or submit questions about the use of each specific type of military equipment by contacting the Military Equipment Coordinator via email. These complaints, concerns, or questions will be promptly responded to absent extraordinary circumstances.
- Prepare an Annual Report to include the use of military equipment, any complaints received, any internal audits or other information about violations of the West Covina Police Department Military Policy §715, the cost of such use, and other similar information. This webpage will be utilized for distribution of any updates to the above materials as well as the Military Equipment Annual Report. The first Annual Report will be distributed in the first quarter of 2023.