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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

Another Firearm Off The Streets

This AR-15 rifle, magazine and ammunition were recovered on the front seat of a suspect vehicle by West Covina PD Officers investigating an assault by a man with a gun call on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM in the 600 block of south Sunset Avenue, West Covina. The investigation led to the arrest of the suspect who also had narcotics in his possession. He was booked for Assault with a Deadly Weapon, possession of an assault rifle, possession of a controlled substance for sale and resisting arrest.
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Over the past weekend, West Covina Police conducted three traffic stops with each incident leading to the recovery of firearms and the arrests of suspects connected to them.

On Friday, April 5, 2019, West Covina Officers stopped a vehicle on Amar Road at 3:43 AM for a vehicle code violation. During the investigation, an unregistered handgun was located in the vehicle by where the suspect was seated. He was arrested for possession of a concealed firearm.

On Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:01 PM, West Covina Officers stopped a U-Haul Truck for vehicle code violations in the area of Francisquito and Puente Avenue. During the investigation, an AK-47 assault rifle and ammunition were located in the U-Haul Truck. The suspect was arrested for gang member in possession of a loaded firearm, suspicion of grand theft (Firearm), and carrying a concealed, loaded firearm.

On Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2:39 AM, West Covina Officers stopped a vehicle for vehicle code violations in the area of Azusa Avenue and Badillo Street. During the investigation, narcotics and a loaded firearm were located in the vehicle. The suspect was arrested for being a Felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed, loaded firearm and possession of a controlled substance.
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This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. The West Covina (CA) Police Department recognizes and honors the Front Line of each of our First Responder Teams. Thank you for all you do.

Photo: Part of our WCPD Dispatcher Team
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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