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|West Covina Police Department|
Integrity and Service Since 1937
FOR EMERGENCIES, Call 9-1-1 Follow WCPD:
24-Hour Crime Hotline: (626) 939-8688
Non-Emergency: (626) 939-8500
Anonymous Tip Texting:
Text TIPWCPD and your tip to 847411 (TIP411),
or submit the tip online.
Click here to get a copy of your traffic accident report.
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 and the Department progresses into the future.
The West Covina Police Department has a proud history of service to the community. The Police Department has an authorized 2011 full time workforce of 98 sworn Officers and 68 civilians. In addition, there about 55 part time positions which include Reserve Officers, Crossing Guards, and clerical staff. The Department also utilizes volunteer programs, which are a very important part of the overall public safety effort. The men and women of the West Covina Police Department strive to provide the highest level of service and protection for the community. To that end, the Department is divided into two major divisions:
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 Public Safety Dispatch Center, the Graffiti Abatement Team, Jail Operations, Reserve Officers, the Hands-on and Simulator Training program, and award-winning SHOP senior volunteers who perform non-hazardous duties to free up sworn officers.
Investigative and Administrative Division
In fiscal year 2010-2011, two divisions were combined into one. This division is responsible for providing investigation and follow-up services associated with all major crimes, as well as overseeing the centralized administrative functions of the police department. The Police personnel assigned to Investigations and Support Services work specialized assignments such as automotive thefts, financial crimes, burglaries, court coordination, homicide, domestic violence, victim advocacy, robbery, homicide, sex crimes, and forensics. The Detectives conduct intense follow-up investigations and prepare cases for court prosecutors to deliver justice to crime victims. The Special Enforcement Team (SET), which focuses on interagency operations and narcotics surveillance, is also under Investigations. The Police personnel assigned to Administration include the Records Department, the Professional Standards and Training section, the Property and Evidence unit, and the Chief of Police's support staff. The West Covina Service Group (WCSG) technology enterprise is also under Administration.
- The current City and Police Department budgets, including organizational charts, performance measures, and staffing levels, are available at the following link: City Budget Information
- More information about these divisions and programs, as well as online services, are available at the following link: http://www.wcpd.org/home/