The Covina Jail is a Type I jail capable of housing a maximum of 20 prisoners. When an officer makes an arrest, the person arrested is brought to the Covina Jail for booking, which includes completion of LA County booking paperwork, medical screening, live scan finger printing and photographing. Prisoners can be held for a maximum of 72 hours before they are transported to court for arraignment. In some cases, prisoners are transfered to the Los Angeles County Jail for housing after booking is completed. The Covina Jail processes approximately 3700 adult arrestees through the jail annually.
The Covina Jail is staffed by non-sworn Jailers and jail is staffed 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Jailers are responsible for booking paperwork in order to get officers back into the field as quickly as possible after an arrest. Jailers are also responsible for prisoner meal preparation and for supervising visitation for prisoners that have been in custody for more than 24 hours.
Visiting a Prisoner
Prisoner visitation is available once the person has been in-custody for 24 hours. You are not required to call in advance. If you are not certain the person you wish to visit is at the Covina Jail or to see if they are eligible for visitors, you may either call the Covina Jail at (626) 384.5638 or log into the Los Angeles County booking system. This system will show you if they are in-custody, where they are in-custody and what date & time they were taken into custody. To access this system, click LA COUNTY BOOKING.
If you plan on visiting a prisoner at the Covina PD, there are few things you need to know.
- Visiting hours are 1:00-4:00 PM daily; limited to 15 minutes, one visit per day
- You must be 18 years or older, unless a child of the prisoner
- No more than two visitors at any one time
- You must have valid government ID
- Visitors are subject to search prior to their entry into the police jail
- No money, food or other items may be given to the prisoner