Information on obtaining criminal alien release information can be found under Additional Online Resources.
Law Changes for 2015 Now in Effect
Several new laws or adjustments to previously established law became effective January 1, 2015. The most widely publicized of these is AB60, which allows for non-residence to test for and earn the priviledge to drive in California. The Covina Police Department will continue to proactively enforce the law against unlicensed and suspended licensed drivers, who should expect that the cars they drive will be impounded for 30-days.
Revenge motivated distribution of private sexual images has been increasing for several years in the digital age, and this issue has been addressed in California Penal Code 647.4; which reads, knowingly causing serious emotional distress to the depicted person is a misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
In September 2014, a law to protect bicyclists went into effect, requiring drivers to provide a 3-foot buffer zone between their car and the cyclist when passing. A violation results in a $35 fine, or $220 fine if the failure to comply results in a collision with the cyclist.
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.
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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.
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.