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A Message From the Chief

Welcome to the West Covina Police Department.  I am proud to serve as your police chief. The men and women who make up the department are committed to providing the best policing services to the community.  This is carried out through the adherence to the Police Department’s Core Values, which are; Community Responsiveness, Integrity, Teamwork, and Effort.  We are very fortunate to have the support of the community and work hard to ensure the public’s trust.  Please feel free to browse our website and follow us in social media for the latest updates affecting the City.



About two-thirds of all sworn officers work in this division, which focuses on patrolling city streets, answering calls for service, and identifying potential crime problems. Under the Community Service Area Policing program, four dedicated lieutenants and their crews are assigned a specific quadrant of the City and tasked with resolving public safety concerns for residents, neighborhoods, and businesses.  This division includes the Traffic Unit, the K-9 Unit, Jail Operations, Reserve Officers, Police Cadets and award-winning SHOP senior volunteers who perform non-hazardous duties to free up sworn officers.

Recent News

West Covina Police Department encourages our community to restrain their children properly in vehicles. We will be joining other agencies throughout the county this coming week by focusing our enforcement efforts on child restraint law. ... See MoreSee Less

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The WCPD Explorer Post #499 was recognized and honored at tonight’s West Covina City Council meeting.

The West Covina Explorer Post #499 recently completed in the Chandler AZ Explorer Competition against many other Explorer Posts/ teams from around the USA. Our WCPD Explorers and Advisors participated in 8 events all together bringing in impressive results. The results were the following:

5th Place in the Tubular Assault (bus assault) Team event.
3rd place in Hogan’s Alley (shoot don’t shoot) Team event.
Captain Leslie Rascon took 2nd place in the female pistol shoot event
Officers Ian Paparro and Chris Quezada competed against other Explorer Advisors:
Officer Paparro took 1st place in the SWAT fitness challenge
Officer Quezada took 1st place in the men’s pistol shoot and 2nd in the 5k run.

We would like to thank all of our young explorers who worked so hard and represented the City of West Covina and WCPD so well! We would also like to thank Chief Marc Taylor, The West Covina Council members along with all the community businesses and individuals who help support our Police Explorers. Without this valuable support, these young men and woman would not be able to have this experience.
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Officer’s Jeff Mosley and Dave Sifling encounter a homeless person sleeping on the concrete floor in a sleeping bag curled up in front of a store at The Heights. When the officers contacted the man, they learned he was a homeless veteran in desperate need.
The man, William Mack had lost his legs do to a bone infection and was dependent on a wheelchair that was by his side. The officers invited Mr. Mack for a cup of coffee and biscuit on them at #Starbucks.
After Mr. Mack shared he was from Florida, where his brother and mother are currently located, officers assisted him with a cell phone to call his family to let them know he was okay. Utilizing additional resources from WCPD, the officers requested Officer Anthony Coppi who works as a H.O.P.E (Homless Outreach) Officer and he assisted with additional resources getting Mr. Mack off the streets, safe and soon, back to his family.
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Years of Service

The mission of the West Covina Police Department is to provide the highest level of service and protection to the community and to cooperatively enhance public safety as the Department progresses into the future.

Core Values

The core values of the West Covina Police Department is easily remembered using the acronym CITE.  CITE stands for the following:

Community Responsiveness