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Overnight Parking Holiday Moratorium

Each year, enforcement of the Overnight Parking Ordinance takes a break for the holidays as Covina residents and their holiday guests enjoy their time together. Please take note of the dates/times below, but remember all other parking laws apply even during this Overnight Parking Enforcement moratorium. We wish you all the very best this Holiday Season.

Thanksgiving: Overnight parking permits will not be needed from 2am Wednesday November 26th through 4am Sunday November 30th. Enforcement will resume at 2am Monday December 1st.

Christmas/New Year's: Overnight parking permits will not be needed from 2am Wednesday December 17th through 4am January 1st. Enforcement will resume at 2am Friday January 2, 2015.  

SCAM Alert / IRS Imposters

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. We have provided a [Special Bulletin] with additional information and tips to avoid becoming a victim.

Water Payment Scam Alert

Covina Water Utility customers have become potential fraud victims in a water payment scam operation. Unknown subjects have made calls to some Covina Water Utility customers stating hat the customer has a high water usage on their account, creating a so-called violation. The subject who identifes themselves as an empoyee, indicates that they will 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.

Overnight Parking Permits

Effective Thursday January 2, 2014, 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.

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] 

 

 

 
Covina Cops for Kids Christmas Toy Drive

The Covina Police Department will be accepting donations of toys as part of our holiday program: Covina Cops for Kids Christmas Toy Drive. The public can donate a new, unwrapped toy to the Covina Police Department located at 444 N. Citrus Avenue, beginning Monday December 1, 2014 until Christmas Day. For more information you may contact Crime Prevention at 626-331-3391 ext. 5199 [Special Bulletin].  

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

♦ Shop during daylight hours whenever possible ♦ Shop with family/friends ♦ Avoid wearing expensive jewelry ♦ Keep a secure hold on your purse/handbag and parcels ♦ Keep cash and credit cards in your front pants pocket ♦ Avoid carrying large quantities of cash ♦ If your credit/debit cards are stolen, notify the credit card companies ASAP ♦ Avoid overloading yourself with packages ♦ Dress comfortably ♦ Stay alert to your surroundings and those around you ♦ Do not leave your belongings unattended and keep them close to you ♦ Use an ATM that is located in a building or in a well-lighted location ♦ Keep recently purchased packages hidden in the trunk ♦ Park your vehicle in well-lighted areas ♦ Call 9-1-1 to report suspicious activity or to report a crime.

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Holiday Records/Lobby Hours

On Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Covina Police Department Records Unit will be closed. The closure will temporarily limit certain services, including vehicle releases. We apologize for any inconvenience. Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.

Homeland Security - ICE - Victim Notification

Information on obtaining criminal alien release information can be found under Additional Online Resources.

61 year old Woman Arrested for Criminal Threats

A Covina Resident was arrested by patrol officers after it was reported she had threatend to shoot several family members.  For additional informtion, refer to our press release.

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.

File Your Report On-Line

If you have been the victim of a crime and would like to file a police report using our new on-line crime reporting feature, please click File Your Report On-Line. You will be linked to our on-line reporting system which will provide you with information on what reports can be made on-line and lead you through filing a report on-line.

Free Vacation Home Check

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

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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]
 
 
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