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Distracted Driving

April 2014 is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The Covina Police Department Joins more than 200 other agencies to crackdown on texting and handheld phone use behind the wheel

Drivers should expect "Zero Tolerance" enforcement during the month long enforcement and education campaign to curb those texting or operating hand-held phones while driving, placing themselves and others in danger. Special high visibility enforcement operations to cite cell phone violators will take place on April 3rd, 8th, 17th and 22nd.

The "It's Not Worth It" theme emphasizes that a phone call or text isn't worth a hefty fine or a collision. The current minimum ticket cost is $161, with subsequent tickets increasing in cost. "We take this issue of distracted driving very seriously," said Covina Police Chief Kim Raney, "Because we see the aftermath of these totally preventable crashes". [Read Full Press Release]

New Citizen's Academy Class Starting April 2014

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The Citizen's Academy is a seven week program designed to provide Covina citizens first hand information about how the police department works, to increase understanding between citizens and the police through education, to make it easier to find realistic solutions to the problems impacting our community. Participation requires a commitment of seven consecutive Wednesday nights beginning April 16, 2014, from 6pm to 9pm at the Covina Police Department. [Click Here] for more information, or contact Community Services Specialist Candace Bobkiewicz at (626)384-5630 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Overnight Parking Permit Changes

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]