Update: Raul Briseno has been located Thank you to everyone who shared the information ••• #Update #Community #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD

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🎉 Let's give a big round of applause to Dispatcher Janelle Galvan! 🎉 We're thrilled to announce that Janelle has been promoted from the position of Senior Dispatcher to Dispatch Supervisor. Her dedication, hard work, and expertise have made her an invaluable member of our team, and we couldn't be more proud of her accomplishments. Janelle's commitment to excellence and her unwavering professionalism make her the perfect fit for this new role. We have no doubt that she will continue to excel and lead with integrity and compassion. Congratulations, Janelle! Your promotion is well-deserved, and we can't wait to see all the amazing things you'll accomplish in your new position. Here's to many more successes ahead! ••• #Congratulations #Promotion #DispatchSupervisor #TeamLeader #Dispatch #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD #Community #Safety

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Always a great day when Officer Bowman and his partner K9 Rev are around 🐾🚔 such a good boy ! ••• #LawEnforcement #Officer #K9 #Canine #Partners #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD #GoodBoy

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The West Covina Police Department is addressing concerns circulating within our community regarding recent allegations involving a substitute teacher at Cameron Elementary School. We recognize the gravity of these allegations, particularly when they concern the safety and well-being of our children. We want to reassure the community that the police department is treating these allegations with the utmost seriousness. An investigation is currently underway to thoroughly examine the situation and gather all the necessary information. However, investigations of this nature require time and diligence to ensure a fair and accurate assessment. It is essential to allow the investigative process to unfold without jumping to conclusions or making assumptions. We understand that this situation may evoke strong emotions within our community. However, we urge everyone to remain calm and trust in the investigative process. We are dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of all community members, particularly our children. We will provide updates on the investigation as they become available. In the meantime, we encourage anyone with additional relevant information to come forward and speak with our investigators. You can leave a message for investigators at (626) 939-8688. Richard Bell Chief of Police ••• #Community #Advisement #Message #Information #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD

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𝗣𝗦𝗔: 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗨𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗧𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗳𝘁𝘀 The West Covina Police Department wants to make the community aware of criminals' creative tactics to steal personal items from victims. Recently, officers responded to a theft that had occurred at a local shopping center. The victim parked his vehicle, shopped, and eventually returned to his car before driving to a local bank to withdraw some money from an ATM. The victim returned to his vehicle, and as he was beginning to drive away, he heard a "pop" noise and went to inspect his tires. The victim noticed an item had flattened one of his tires, and as he was changing it, he heard one of his other car doors close. When the victim realized what was occurring, a witness alerted him that someone had taken something from the victim's vehicle and entered another vehicle before fleeing the area. Believing that criminals may use this creative and distractive tactic or other creative tactics, we urge the community to remain cautious and adopt preventive measures against such crimes. Here are some safety tips to safeguard your belongings: • 𝗕𝗲 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀: Always stay alert to your surroundings, especially in parking lots and public spaces. • 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗩𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀: Keep valuables out of sight and locked in your vehicle's trunk if possible. • 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗦𝘂𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆: If you witness any suspicious behavior, promptly report it to local law enforcement agencies. Crimes in West Covina, call: 626-939-8500. For emergencies, call 9-1-1. • 𝗨𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗠𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀: Consider installing security cameras or alarms in your vehicle to deter theft. • 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱: Stay connected with neighbors and community members to share information and support each other's safety. ••• #Community #Safety #Information #Prevention #LawEnforcement #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD

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Today is Safer Internet Day! As technology becomes an integral part of kids' lives, we want parents and adults to start the conversation with the kids and youths about being safe online. To help with the conversation, The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) has provided tips and resources that can be found by clicking the link in our Instagram Bio or by visiting saferinternetday.us. Start the conversation now. Empower, Educate, and Protect. ••• #SaferInternetDay #StartTheConversation #SID2024/ICAC #Educate #Protect #Community #Youth #Internet #Safety #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD

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Critical Missing Person: Bella Ramirez has been safely located. Thank you to everyone who shared the information. ••• #Update #Community #Information #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD

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𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘄𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗔𝗿𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁: 𝗘𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗥𝗼𝗯𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘆 On Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at approximately 9:20 pm, an officer was conducting extra patrol in the Eastland shopping center due to two armed robberies involving the same vehicle and suspects. The first robbery occurred on January 16, 2024, and the second on January 29, 2024.  While conducting extra patrol, the officer noticed a vehicle in the parking lot that matched the description. He conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and detained two males, one adult, and one juvenile. During the stop/investigation, a ski mask, a replica gun, and some of the stolen property from the robberies were located. The male adult, 18-year-old resident of Hesperia, Isaac Anderson, was taken into custody and booked for robbery, conspiracy to commit a crime, and possession of stolen property with a bail amount of $50,000. The juvenile was booked at a local juvenile detention center. Booking photos will not be released to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation.  ••• #Patrol #Arrest #Outstanding #Investigation #NightWatch #Officers #LawEnforcement #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD #Safety #Community

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K9 and SWAT training 🐾👮🏻‍♂️ ••• #Training #Tactics #SkillBuilding #Focus #K9 #Canine #SWAT #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD

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The police cadet program plays a crucial role in shaping individuals for future roles within the police department, whether civilian or sworn. This initiative is meticulously designed to foster individual career development, providing aspiring candidates with a structured pathway toward a potential full-time position in law enforcement. Cadets operate under close supervision while engaging in non-hazardous duties spanning various areas within the police department and the city. These duties range from parking enforcement, the issuance of parking citations, and investigating traffic collisions to performing clerical tasks, traffic control, and serving subpoenas. By engaging in these essential functions, cadets not only gain practical experience but also contribute to the overall efficiency and functioning of the police department. This program is instrumental in cultivating a skilled and disciplined workforce, ensuring a seamless transition for individuals into the demanding and diverse responsibilities associated with police work. ••• #Cadets #LawEnforcement #Future #Career #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD #Profession

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This past weekend, some of our explorers and advisors traveled to Chandler, Arizona, to participate in the 2024 Chandler Tactical Competition. This event brought together explorers from various agencies, providing a platform for friendly competition and an opportunity to network and foster new friendships within the law enforcement community. Many recognized our explorers' teamwork, hard work, and effort; they represented our department well, and we could not be more proud! Explorer Lieutenant Pelayo received 4th place in the female pistol shoot competition, and Explorer Salas received 5th in the male pistol shoot competition. Thank you to @cpdcadets and @chandlerpolice for hosting this fun event once again! We can't wait for next year. We also have many more videos and photos to share, so stay tuned! 📸 @westcovinaexplorers ••• #Explorers #LawEnforcement #Post499 #HonorAndPride #Police #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD #Future #Tactical #Competition

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Serious Business 📸: @subparproduction ••• #Focus #NightWatch #LawEnforcement #Officer #Determination #Patrol #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD

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The men and women of the Department remain committed to honoring our fallen Officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving the community of West Covina. Today, January 14th , 2024 commemorates the 46th anniversary of the line- of- duty death of Officer Jay Warren Jackson #154; who was killed by gunfire, after a vehicle pursuit terminated in the area of Holt and Garvey. May Officer Jackson rest in peace. You will never be forgotten. ••• #FallenOfficer #EOW #NeverForgotten #RestInPeace #WestCovina #WCPD

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A huge thank you to @legacywrestlingcenter for allowing some of our personnel to use your facility to go over defensive tactics training with our newest officer, Officer Soria. 🙌🏻 ••• #Training #Tactics #Officer #Focus #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD

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Update: Raul Briseno has been located 

Thank you to everyone who shared the information 

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#Update #Community #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD
🎉 Let's give a big round of applause to Dispatcher Janelle Galvan! 🎉

We're thrilled to announce that Janelle has been promoted from the position of Senior Dispatcher to Dispatch Supervisor. Her dedication, hard work, and expertise have made her an invaluable member of our team, and we couldn't be more proud of her accomplishments.

Janelle's commitment to excellence and her unwavering professionalism make her the perfect fit for this new role. We have no doubt that she will continue to excel and lead with integrity and compassion.

Congratulations, Janelle! Your promotion is well-deserved, and we can't wait to see all the amazing things you'll accomplish in your new position. Here's to many more successes ahead!

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#Congratulations #Promotion #DispatchSupervisor #TeamLeader #Dispatch #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD #Community #Safety
Always a great day when Officer Bowman and his partner K9 Rev are around 🐾🚔 such a good boy ! 

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#LawEnforcement #Officer #K9 #Canine #Partners #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD #GoodBoy
The West Covina Police Department is addressing concerns circulating within our community regarding recent allegations involving a substitute teacher at Cameron Elementary School. We recognize the gravity of these allegations, particularly when they concern the safety and well-being of our children. 

We want to reassure the community that the police department is treating these allegations with the utmost seriousness. An investigation is currently underway to thoroughly examine the situation and gather all the necessary information. However, investigations of this nature require time and diligence to ensure a fair and accurate assessment. It is essential to allow the investigative process to unfold without jumping to conclusions or making assumptions. 

We understand that this situation may evoke strong emotions within our community. However, we urge everyone to remain calm and trust in the investigative process. We are dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of all community members, particularly our children. 

We will provide updates on the investigation as they become available. In the meantime, we encourage anyone with additional relevant information to come forward and speak with our investigators. You can leave a message for investigators at (626) 939-8688. 

Richard Bell
Chief of Police

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#Community #Advisement #Message #Information #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD
𝗣𝗦𝗔: 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗨𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗧𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗳𝘁𝘀

The West Covina Police Department wants to make the community aware of criminals' creative tactics to steal personal items from victims. 

Recently, officers responded to a theft that had occurred at a local shopping center. The victim parked his vehicle, shopped, and eventually returned to his car before driving to a local bank to withdraw some money from an ATM. The victim returned to his vehicle, and as he was beginning to drive away, he heard a "pop" noise and went to inspect his tires. The victim noticed an item had flattened one of his tires, and as he was changing it, he heard one of his other car doors close. When the victim realized what was occurring, a witness alerted him that someone had taken something from the victim's vehicle and entered another vehicle before fleeing the area. 

Believing that criminals may use this creative and distractive tactic or other creative tactics, we urge the community to remain cautious and adopt preventive measures against such crimes. Here are some safety tips to safeguard your belongings:

• 𝗕𝗲 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀: Always stay alert to your surroundings, especially in parking lots and public spaces.

• 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗩𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀: Keep valuables out of sight and locked in your vehicle's trunk if possible.

• 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗦𝘂𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆: If you witness any suspicious behavior, promptly report it to local law enforcement agencies. Crimes in West Covina, call: 626-939-8500. For emergencies, call 9-1-1. 

• 𝗨𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗠𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀: Consider installing security cameras or alarms in your vehicle to deter theft.

• 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱: Stay connected with neighbors and community members to share information and support each other's safety.

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#Community #Safety #Information #Prevention #LawEnforcement #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD
Today is Safer Internet Day! As technology becomes an integral part of kids' lives, we want parents and adults to start the conversation with the kids and youths about being safe online. To help with the conversation, The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) has provided tips and resources that can be found by clicking the link in our Instagram Bio or by visiting saferinternetday.us. 

Start the conversation now. Empower, Educate, and Protect.

•••
#SaferInternetDay #StartTheConversation #SID2024/ICAC #Educate #Protect #Community #Youth #Internet #Safety #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD
𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘄𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗔𝗿𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁: 𝗘𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗥𝗼𝗯𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘆

On Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at approximately 9:20 pm, an officer was conducting extra patrol in the Eastland shopping center due to two armed robberies involving the same vehicle and suspects. The first robbery occurred on January 16, 2024, and the second on January 29, 2024. 

While conducting extra patrol, the officer noticed a vehicle in the parking lot that matched the description. He conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and detained two males, one adult, and one juvenile. During the stop/investigation, a ski mask, a replica gun, and some of the stolen property from the robberies were located. The male adult, 18-year-old resident of Hesperia, Isaac Anderson, was taken into custody and booked for robbery, conspiracy to commit a crime, and possession of stolen property with a bail amount of $50,000. The juvenile was booked at a local juvenile detention center.

Booking photos will not be released to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation. 

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#Patrol #Arrest #Outstanding #Investigation #NightWatch #Officers #LawEnforcement #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD #Safety #Community
K9 and SWAT training 🐾👮🏻‍♂️

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#Training #Tactics #SkillBuilding #Focus #K9 #Canine #SWAT #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD
The police cadet program plays a crucial role in shaping individuals for future roles within the police department, whether civilian or sworn. This initiative is meticulously designed to foster individual career development, providing aspiring candidates with a structured pathway toward a potential full-time position in law enforcement. Cadets operate under close supervision while engaging in non-hazardous duties spanning various areas within the police department and the city. These duties range from parking enforcement, the issuance of parking citations, and investigating traffic collisions to performing clerical tasks, traffic control, and serving subpoenas. By engaging in these essential functions, cadets not only gain practical experience but also contribute to the overall efficiency and functioning of the police department. This program is instrumental in cultivating a skilled and disciplined workforce, ensuring a seamless transition for individuals into the demanding and diverse responsibilities associated with police work.

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#Cadets #LawEnforcement #Future #Career #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD #Profession
This past weekend, some of our explorers and advisors traveled to Chandler, Arizona, to participate in the 2024 Chandler Tactical Competition. This event brought together explorers from various agencies, providing a platform for friendly competition and an opportunity to network and foster new friendships within the law enforcement community. Many recognized our explorers' teamwork, hard work, and effort; they represented our department well, and we could not be more proud! 

Explorer Lieutenant Pelayo received 4th place in the female pistol shoot competition, and Explorer Salas received 5th in the male pistol shoot competition. 

Thank you to @cpdcadets and @chandlerpolice for hosting this fun event once again! We can't wait for next year. 

We also have many more videos and photos to share, so stay tuned! 📸

@westcovinaexplorers 

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#Explorers #LawEnforcement #Post499 #HonorAndPride #Police #WestCovina #WestCovinaPD #WCPD #Future #Tactical #Competition
The men and women of the Department remain committed to honoring our fallen Officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving the community of West Covina. Today, January 14th , 2024 commemorates the 46th anniversary of the line- of- duty death of Officer Jay Warren Jackson #154; who was killed by gunfire, after a vehicle pursuit terminated in the area of Holt and Garvey. 

May Officer Jackson rest in peace. You will never be forgotten. 

•••
#FallenOfficer #EOW #NeverForgotten #RestInPeace #WestCovina #WCPD