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 its caloric and nutritional content. Each inmate is afforded access to showers, basic hygiene articles and reading material.