Nixle Notifications Now Available for Covina Residents
The City of Covina and Covina Police Department have adopted Nixle, a mass alert notification system, to alert the community and provide information in the event of an emergency or critical incident. Anyone can use this free system. We expect this system will provide an effective method for communication between the community and the police department. Those interested in receiving Nixle Alerts can sign up by visiting http://nixle.com/covina-police-department/ or by texting a Covina zip code to 888777.
Water Restrictions in Effect for Covina Customers
Please be advised that the City of Covina declared a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage and is implementing additional mandatory water conservation measures that go into effect on July 31, 2015 for City of Covina water customers. Please review the information in the following links.
[Water Conservation Facts PDF]
[Water Restrictions PDF]
Covina senior citizens have reported receiving calls from persons claiming to be IRS employees, and providing instructions on how to send money owed to the IRS. No government agency will ever contact you by telephone demanding wire transfer or pre-paid debit card payment for monies owed. The best method of dealing with phone scam attempts is to hang up on the caller. If you don't allow them to hook you, they will move on.
Covina Water Utility customers have also reported a water payment scam operation. Unknown subjects have made calls to some Covina Water Utility customers stating that the customer has a high water usage on their account, creating a so-called violation. The callers identify themselves as employees, and threaten to come to the resident's home to collect a $500 fine for water violations.
The City of Covina has a process in place to provide warnings, before a graduated citation process is initiated. Fines begin at $50 per violation, with a maximum fine of $250 per violation for repeat violators. If a customer receives a citation, the citation amount is added to your water bill. No Water Utility employee will ever arrive at your door and ask for direct payment of a fine. For additional information please contact Global Water Fathom at (855) 354-7579 or the City of Covina Public Works (626) 384-5230. If you are victim of a water payment scam in the City of Covina, please contact the Covina Police Department 24 hours dispatch at (626) 331-3391.
Coyotes in Covina
Coyote sightings are on the rise in Covina neighborhoods. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control offers a number of reporting guidelines for coyotes seen in your neighborhood. [More info]
El Nino is coming ARE YOU PREPARED
Since the first indication that a powerful El Niño was set to develop, there has been significant speculation about what impact it would have on California. Occurring every two to five years, El Niño's most significant effects on California occur during the wintertime. Confidence continues to grow that this El Niño will bring one of the strongest winter storm seasons over the past 50 years.
Expected to mimic a similar pattern as the winter of 1997-1998, this year's El Niño could mean big impacts to California. The most likely, and most impactful, scenario during this winter is that the San Gabriel Valley, like other communities will get significant rain. READ MORE
Updated Alarm Ordinance
The City of Covina has recently adopted an updated Alarm ordinance to address false alarm response issues resulting from operator and alarm monitoring company errors. The goal of the ordinance is to reduce the number of false alarm activations requiring a response by the Covina Police Department, which will free up police resources and reduce the fines levied on alarm customers.
[Click Here] for detailed information on the Alarm Program
Service Area Policing
The members of the Covina Police Department strive to provide excellent customer service to the citizens we serve. To facilitate this level of service we have divided the City into three service areas, with one lieutenant assigned to each area.
Service Area Policing allows you to contact the lieutenant who is responsible for your specific area of concern for any non-emergency issues.
Do not hesitate to contact your Service Area Lieutenant for non-emergency problems that do not need immediate response from the police. Together, we can make Covina a better place to live, work and visit. For more information or to contact your service are lieutenant, click Service Area Policing.
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Your Career with Covina PD
The Covina Police Department is actively recruiting well prepared and motivated men and women to join our ranks. Find out more about becoming a part of the Covina Police Department team and get started on this rewarding career. Click JOIN COVINA PD for more information.
ONLINE REPORTING IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
The Covina Police Department has transitioned to a new Computer Aided Dispatch / Record Management System. As we transition to this system, our Online Reporting system will temporarily be unavailable.
AB60 allows non-residents to obtain driver's licenses
Effective January 1, 2015, all California residents will be afforded the opportunity to test for, and receive a license under this assembly bill, without proof of legal residence in the United States. There are still criteria that need to be met in order to be considered for a driver's license. DMV has made it possible to schedule appointments online. DMV has also provided a summary of the new law, the requirements to obtain a license, and offers driver's license handbooks and sample tests in 11 different languages. All this can be found on the DMV website.
View Red Light Violation
Drivers who receive a Notice of Violation for a Red Light Camera infraction are now able to view their violation online by selecting the "View Red Light Violation" option from the Online Services menu on the left margin of this page. The Notification number and PIN number from the violation notice will be needed to access the video of the violation.
For many years, Covina Police Department Volunteers have provided a free home check service for residents away from home on vacation. Now, the form used to request our assistance is available [Vacation Check ].
Pay a Parking Ticket
If you received a parking citation within the City of Covina, you can now pay on-line using your credit card, make a payment over the phone or come into the station lobby. If you'd like to make a payment for a parking citation, select Make a Payment
Crime Mapping Now Available
If you are looking for information on what crimes are occurring in the City of Covina, Crime Mapping will help you find the answer. The Covina Police Department has recently adopted Crime Mapping software to help citizens understand what's happening in the city. For more information, click [Crime Map
Crime Prevention Newsletter
The Covina Police Department distributes a monthly newsletter that can be accessed here on the Police Department Home Page. The newsletter features articles on a variety of topics, as well as crime statistics covering the past 12 months of activity. To view the newsletter click on the link below.
Overnight Parking Permits
Daily Temporary Overnight Parking Permits can only be purchased by credit/debit card using the machine to the front of the Covina Police Department, located at 444 N. Citrus Avenue, in Covina. The change to a cashless system willl provide a more efficient system, since the old system was unable to provide change for cash paying customers. If you have any questions, contact the Covina Police Department Records section for assistance, 626-384-5656.