|The Crime Prevention Unit|
The Covina Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit is responsible for working in the community to build a working partnership between the community and the Police Department. The purpose of the unit is to utilize this partnership to identify and solve problems within the community. The Crime Prevention unit is responsible for educating the residents of our community in the area of Crime Prevention. We offer Burglar Alarm Information, Safety Tips for home owners, business owners and apartment owners through various programs such as; Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, Citizens Police Academy and Crime Free Multi-Housing.
The Crime Prevention Unit also manages our Police Volunteers. The volunteers assist in the Police Department with Patrol, Clerical and Graffiti Abatement.
Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce neighborhood fear. Members of Neighborhood Watch learn how to make their homes more secure, by working with the Police Department and utilizing crime prevention techniques. Furthermore, members watch out for each other and the neighborhood by reporting suspicious activities to the police. Neighborhood Watch meetings are held at residents' homes and are facilitated by a Covina Police Department, Community Services Specialist.
Please report suspicious activity (anything that looks, or sounds like it can be associated with criminal activity) to the Covina Police Department immediately. While some "suspicious activities" may have innocent explanations, the Covina Police Department would rather investigate a crime prone situation than be called when it is too late. For emergencies dial 9-1-1, or non-emergency (626) 384-5808.
National Night Out 2012 - Covina PD, City Leaders, and the Community come together
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police - community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. The Covina Police Department is dedicated to promoting National Night Out and its positive and collaborative approach to police and community partnerships.
On August 7, 2012, the Covina Police Department teamed-up with its city leaders and staff with the goal of strengthening neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships. Chief Kim Raney led the effort, and is pictured here with Covina Mayor Kevin Stapleton and John Yarber, one of the 13 neighborhood hosts, each of whom were recognized for their community involvement and support of National Night Out.
2012 National Night Out Photographs