Covina Police Department

  • Agency: Covina Police Department
  • Address: 444 N Citrus Ave, Covina, 91723 CA
  • Chief: Kim Raney (Chief of Police)
Phone: 626.331.3391
Fax: 626.384.5659

Covina Police Department is located at 444 N Citrus Ave, Covina, 91723 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Kim Raney. The Covina Police Department phone number is 626.331.3391.

Covina Police Department News

The Covina Police Department is working an active murder investigation. No additional details are being released at this time. https://covinaca.gov/sites/default/files/fileattachments/police/page/1048/press_release_18-5818.pdf

The next Citizen's Academy begins in less than two weeks and there are still a couple spots remaining. Come join us! Click the link to apply https://covinaca.gov/police/page/citizens-academy-begins-february-28-2018-apply-today

CPD detectives have taken S-Rivera into custody this morning without incident. S-Rivera turned himself in at the Covina Police Department. S-Rivera is being booked and held at the Covina Police Department. We thank the public and media for their assistance in this case.

Covina PD detectives continue their search for S/Rivera. As of now there is nothing new to report. For any investigating info please contact Det Ramirez (626) 384-5621 uramirez@covinaca.gov. For any PIO related questions please contact Sgt Marquez rmarquez@covinaca.gov or (626) 384-5612

The person of interest in the ongoing sexual assault investigation has been identified. His whereabouts are still unknown https://covinaca.gov/sites/default/files/fileattachments/police/page/1048/press_release_18-4203-r2.pdf

We need your Help! The suspect depicted drove through a hotel parking lot until he saw a lit room with drapes open in the evening hours. The suspect parked his truck facing the interior of the hotel room. Two minors were inside of the hotel room. The suspect then exited the vehicle and stood outside of their hotel window pretending to be on the phone for over 30 minutes. The suspect walked through the hotel and forced his way into the room once the minors opened the door believing it was their chaperone. The suspect assaulted the minor and fled in his truck. The suspect is described as a male, stocky build, balding with hair around his ears, a short beard, and prescription glasses. He was wearing a tan/brown suit with a blue and white striped shirt. The suspect vehicle is newer black/dark colored Dodge 4500 Ram truck, with a flat bed and a large metal ramp for a tail gate. Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to call Covina PD Detective Ramirez at 626-384-5621, the Covina Police Watch Commander at 626-384-5665, or LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Refer to Case #18-4203

Today at 2:45, Covina PD officers responded to an explosion at an apartment in the 500 block of S. First Ave. Officers discovered two apartments were damaged by the explosion and one of the residents was injuried. The injured person was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital with burn injuries. LA County Fire, ulitily companies and detectives from the Covina Police Department also responded to the location.

Former Covina Police Chief Mike O'Day was laid to rest today in Apple Valley, CA. Chief O'Day's service to the Covina Police Department and the Covina community spanned more than five decades, and current Covina Police Chief John Curley shares this message: Today I had the honor of speaking at the Memorial Service for Chief Michael J. Oโ€™Day. I also presented the family with a plaque and posthumously awarded Chief Oโ€™Day the Medal of Distinguished Service for his fifty-six years of overall service to the Covina Police Department. There were several retirees in attendance along with our Honor Guard. I have included the eulogy in this message because I believe our HISTORY and policing tradition is worth preserving. Thanks! Chief Michael J. Oโ€™Day Good afternoon......my name is John Curley, Chief of the Covina Police Department and it is my honor to be standing here today not only representing the men and women of the Covina Police Department; but also many others in the law enforcement community that were fortunate enough to have known Michael J. O'Day. We extend our deepest sympathy to Chris and the entire family. Let me reassure you that your law enforcement family will always be here for you. My role today, in a brief amount of time, is to capture the legacy of Covina's 23rd Chief of Police. Chief O'Day did my background when I was hired by the Covina Police Department in 1993. Over the last several years, I enjoyed interacting with the Chief when he was at our station (stories and the history were endless) and when I was sworn in as Chief Of Police in October 2016, Chief O'Day was there and signed the guest log with "You'll be great for Covina PD.....good thing your background was clear" signed...Chief Michael O'Day. In 1962, while Chief O'Day was taking police science courses at Compton Jr. College he noticed a job flyer for the Covina PD. When he showed up for the written exam in the cafeteria at Northview HS, he saw over 100 people, all there competing for (1) spot on the department. The chief came out #16 on the written and #8 overall on the eligibility list. The first 6 on the list "FAILED BACKGROUND"---pretty ironic for the Chief. #7 was hired and on July 1 1962, then Chief Fergusson was able to get an additional officer added on the budget and Chief O'Day was hired. He said Chief Fergusson was looking for people driven by a desire to do community service and the job paid $468/month. Back in those days, Covina sent its officers to the LAPD Academy and they also worked in patrol while awaiting the official start of the academy. His first day reporting to work he lost his badge that was later found in his sons crib. Apparently when he kissed him goodbye the badge fell into the crib unbeknownst to him. You can imagine what kind of grief he caught in the old police building. Chief graduated from the LAPD Academy and was assigned to an officer he labeled as "Badge #1" that's what he called William F. Miles. He said Badge #1 was "people oriented" and taught him "wisdom and to use his mouth instead of force". Badge #1 also taught him how to be PROACTIVE and to always have BEAT INTEGRITY. Chief was issued a Colt .44 6-shot revolver with a 4" barrel. He described it as terrible and one he didn't trust. While in the Academy on the firing range, the chief accidentally discharged his gun before the command to shoot was given. The range master yelled "Who did that?" Chief said "I did sir" When they looked downrange none of the targets had been turned but the Chiefs target was laying on the ground....apparently his round struck the edge of his target causing it to fall down. The range master told everyone "that's a good shot". Chief O'Day never fired his gun in the line of duty; however one night in 1963 he and his partner were on a call when they confronted a man holding a rifle in the doorway of his home. They devised a plan where his partner would run into the backyard while the chief was concealed on the side of the house. The man was yelling holding the rifle until the Chiefs partner snuck into a back door and tackled him in the doorway. His community and civic mindedness along with his love of people really helped him in his role as a police officer. While he worked the graveyard shift he recalled a young kid who worked at a gas station on the corner of Citrus and Edna. Young Chief O'Day took beat integrity seriously and he introduced himself and said " I work this area and will be checking on you....when I drive by throughout the night and wave, you wave back". Well, 6 months later at 2:30 in the morning, Chief drove by and saw the young man with another guy standing in the station. Chief waved and nothing.........investigated further and nothing. Well chief interrupted a robbery in progress and arrested a convicted felon who was later sent back to prison. Then there was what Chief O'Day described the best experience of his career. In 1965, he handled a violent sexual assault case where a male climbed through a window of a home near the RR TRACKS and north of Covina Park. The intruder was armed with a knife and he violently raped his victim. Chief O'Day authored the crime report and the suspect was described as a Male Indian with a long pony tail driving an old white car. Would you believe 1 year later Chief O'Day was working graveyard when he saw an old white car at Citrus and San Bernardino Road. The car drove west and then north toward the RR tracks, up the same street where the victim lived. He noticed a male driver with long hair and he stopped the car. A knife was located in the car and the male was arrested and later convicted of the rape. Although he couldn't obtain a confession, he said it was the proudest moment of his career. In 1969 he was the Detective Bureau Sergeant and handled the case of a 17 year old MISSING PERSON last seen at a party. Chief O Day routinely reassured mother he would be located and he tenaciously talked to the MISSING kids best friend for 6 months. The friend eventually admitted to Chief O'Day that Boy was dead and drove Chief O Day and others to a gravesite in Hesperia where the body was recovered. It wasn't a homicide but instead an overdose. Michael J. O'Day promoted through the ranks and was appointed Chief of Police on April 1, 1974. Chief O'Day dedicated the new Covina Police Department station in December 1975 and made several other significant contributions to the Covina PD that included but we're not limited to: Hiring the Department's first female Police Officer, Kim Platter, Starting the first K9 Program through donations from the Covina Soroptomist Club, Developing the first Motor Officer program, Obtaining numerous grants which funded variety of community related programs. Retired Chief Kim Raney said, Mike was always very gracious to me during my time as Chief. He would stop by Debbie's desk and ask if "the Chief" had a few minutes to talk. I would always go get him and ask him to stop calling me Chief, as he hired me in the same office in 1977. We would spend a few minutes talking, sharing the pressures and issues only Chiefs understand, and I will always value his wisdom and his friendship. Chief O'Day retired in 1984; however remained active in the law enforcement community through 2017. Chief O'Day completed over 800 background investigations for entry level police officers; however he also completed 80 background investigations for Chiefs of Police. He also conducted countless Administrative Hearings related to parking disputes. His love of people and dedication to the community will serve as his legacy. In closing, I wanted to reiterate what an honor it is to have known Chief O'Day. Some might be thinking that we do a good job of preserving our Departments History. In this case we did only because last summer I had Chief O'Day interviewed for about 2 hours, all in the interest of capturing his perspective from the 60's into the 80's. I listened to the interview this week and it really captures the LOVE he had for being a police officer in Covina. Knowing Chief O'Day and watching his passion and dedication to the law enforcement community was equally impressive and even more so was the DEDICATION and LOYALTY to the City of Covina and its Police Department. 56 years of service to COVINA PD is truly amazing! Today, it is my honor to posthumously award Chief O'Day the Medal of Distinguished Service for his 56 years of overall service to the Covina Police Department.

Today members of Covina PD gathered around our Fallen Officer Memorial and honored Officer Jordan Corder on what would have been his 32nd Birthday. Jordan became a Covina Police Officer in 2008 and his family has a long history of serving our community. His Dad retired from Covina PD as a Captain after 30 years of dedicated service. Jordan is remembered for his dedication to the our community, his sense of humor and his keen interest in traffic and DUI enforcement. We miss him. #neverforget

It is time once again to crank up the Baker 2 Vegas Team. We have another great year ahead of us with Azusa Police Department and Claremont Police Department ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Our first fundraiser is B2V shirts/gear. The donations for these shirts are a major factor in the success of the race. They are for employees and the public! The first round of orders will be submitted around February 1. Please indicate the size for each shirt, quantity and total it at the bottom of the sheet. Fill out your name and attach payment. Please print and submit your order along with the payment to the Covina PD lobby during office hours (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm). Thank you in advance for your love and support. It is an awesome demonstration of teamwork and commitment. Any questions contact: crimeprevention@covinaca.gov

**VOLUNTEERS NEEDED** The City of Covina is looking for volunteers to participate in the Los Angeles County Homeless Count which will take place on the night of Tuesday, January 23, 2018, starting at 7:30 pm. We need sixty to eighty adult volunteers ages 18 and over. People can sign up individually or in groups of two or three. For more information, or to sign up by phone, please call the Covina Housing Division at 626-384-5442. You can also sign-up on-line at www.theycountwillyou.org. If signing-up on-line, please choose Covina Cougar Park as your deployment site. Sign-ups can also be completed by e-mail to ngasser@covinaca.gov. Training will be provided the night of the count.

Press Release: Covina Police Department Receives Grant for Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention https://covinaca.gov/sites/default/files/fileattachments/police/page/1049/2018_ots_grant_press_release.pdf

Citizen's Academy returns February 28th, select the link for more information. https://covinaca.gov/police/page/citizens-academy-begins-february-28-2018-apply-today

Suspect in two Indecent Exposure Incidents was located, identified and arrested. https://covinaca.gov/sites/default/files/fileattachments/police/page/1049/press_release_coronado_pc_314_2018-0112r.pdf

On behalf of Chief Curley and the entire Covina PD family, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas

Today Officer Hickey and Santa conducted a special crosswalk operation. Covina PD was on the look out for drivers on Santaโ€™s Nice List and given a gift card to encourage continuing to drive safely.๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ

PRESS RELEASE: A male adult and male juvenile were arrested in connection with a series of robberies which were set up via the Offer Up and Let it Go apps. Click the link for the press release https://covinaca.gov/sites/default/files/fileattachments/police/page/1049/press_release_offerup_2.pdf

ROAD CLOSURE: A gas leak has forced the closure of Hollenbeck Avenue between Workman and Rowland in both directions. It may take several hours for repairs. Please plan an alternate route. SoCalGas expects the repairs to be completed by 2am.

Covina PD wants to continue spreading Holiday Cheer! We'd like to invite you to spread some joy as well. We were recently informed about a little girl named Natalie Avila. Natalie, age 5, has been fighting a terminal brain tumor known as DIPG since 2015. An event has been created to support the family on the morning of Christmas Eve to help with their finances and make their holiday a littler merrier. Holiday treat donations and volunteers are needed to help make this successful. For more info call or text 909-753-4655. Please do not call the business. Location: KMFG IND Collision Center 851 W Front St, Covina CA Date/Time: Sunday 12/24/17 @9:30am You can donate online directly to her family here: PAYPAL - https://www.paypal.me/hope4natalie or here YOUCARING - https://www.youcaring.com/natalieavila-1010654 Natalie also loves to get mail! She likes playdough, books, candy, and princesses. She has two sisters named Daniela (9) and Julissa (11) if you'd like to include them. If you'd like to send Natalie and her two sisters cards, letters, dollar bills, shopkins, donations, or gifts the address is: 13513 Eckford Street La Puente, CA 91746 For more info about the event please visit www.facebook.com/events/673016329752546/?ti=cl

We are feeling Holly Jolly these days thanks to the AMAZING City of Covina community. The toy donations are coming in by the bag full and we couldnโ€™t be more grateful! Donations are being accepted until Christmas Day๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„

โ€˜Tis the season for Porch Pirates and Package Thefts. Here are some tips to help you avoid becoming a victim. * Report suspicious persons or vehicles to Covina PD (626) 384-5808 * Arrange package deliveries to locations where trusted family/friends can accept them * If your employer permits, have them delivered to your office/work place * Have the shipper require a signature confirmation, or hold packages at a pick up facility * If purchasing from a large retailer, request that your package be delivered to a local store for you to pick up there * Request a specific delivery date/time so you will be present when the package arrives * Provide specific delivery instructions to the shipper so that packages can be left at a safe (out of sight) location * Sign up for delivery alerts from your shipper * and Donโ€™t leave your purchases in your vehicle Don't allow the Grinch to ruin your holidays... Stay safe and keep your property protected!

Weโ€™d like to remind all City of Covina residents of the parking permit exemption beginning Wednesday the 13th. Enjoy the Holiday season without the worry of moving your cars or buying a permit. Happy Holidays!๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿปโ›„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ท

Covina PD is proud to announce that we are once again accepting Toyโ€™s to distribute to needy familyโ€™s during the holidays. Our boxes are ready to be filled with goodies to share!! If youโ€™d like to contribute please bring in your donation during lobby hours Mon-Fri 8am-5pm๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Tomorrow is the 67th Annual Covina Christmas Parade. The parade begins at Citrus Avenue and Badillo Street, travels west on Badillo Street to Hollenbeck Avenue, and then south on Hollenbeck Avenue to Puente Street. We want to remind you that this is a family event and we ask that you please leave pets, alcohol and foul language at home. Do be sure to bring your chairs, blankets and Holiday Spirit. Covina PD will be present to ensure everyone has a safe a joyous time!

Unable to safely call 9-1-1? Now you can text if you have an emergency. If text 9-1-1 is not available in your area you will receive a message advising โ€œtext is not available please make a voice call to 9-1-1โ€. At this time, language interpretation for text is still being developed so it is currently unavailable. If you need to text 9-1-1 please include your location and name in the message.