West Covina Police Department

  • Agency: West Covina Police Department
  • Address: 1444 WEST GARVEY AVENUE, West Covina, 91790(626)939-8500 CA
  • Chief: Frank J Wills (Chief of Police)
Phone: (626)-939-8500
Fax: (626) 939-8670

West Covina Police Department is located at 1444 WEST GARVEY AVENUE, West Covina, 91790(626)939-8500 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Frank J Wills. The West Covina Police Department phone number is (626)-939-8500.

West Covina Police Department News

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, students from La Puente High School visited the Communications Center of the West Covina Police Department. These students sat in with our Dispatchers to learn more about the job and all that it entails. They are currently taking a 9-1-1 class where they are learning the skills and information needed to become a Public Safety Dispatcher upon graduation. This is the 2nd class of its kind in the entire State of California. It was a very rewarding visit for the students and Dispatchers alike.

UPDATE: Date: April 18, 2018 Time: 0200 hours All phone lines are back up and operational. We thank you for your understanding. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Original message: Date: April 17, 2018 Time: 2000 hours The NON-EMERGENCY phone lines to the West Covina Police Department are down. If you have to contact the WCPD for a non-emergency matter, please use the following cell numbers: 626 827-0238 626 827-0236 626 824-0974 The 9-1-1 emergency lines are still functional. Any and all emergency calls should be made to this number. This advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

Below are three veteran dispatchers assigned to crew 3, Sylvia Dorsey, Judy Turner, and Gino Escobar (left to right). They have done an amazing job in their careers and especially over the past 6 months on crew 3. The Officers on crew 3 and the entire department are truly grateful for all the help you provide the citizens and the officers each and every day. ^tr

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK (Apr 8-14, 2018) This week is National Public Safety Telecommunications (Dispatchers) Week. Our dispatchers have one of the most difficult and demanding jobs in society – and also one of the most important. They handle many thousands of emergency calls each year in frequently high stress situations. Our dispatchers keep all of us safe. They are our unseen first responders and the initial point of contact for citizens who need police and fire services. They do a nearly impossible job – and they do it with grace, compassion, and dignity. This week, we officially express our appreciation to our dispatchers, nationwide, and specifically in West Covina. Thank you for all you do. ^tr

UPDATE: All lines to the police department, including 9-1-1, are up and operational. We thank the @CovinaPolice Department for their assist in the handling of any 9-1-1 calls received. ^tr

Join us as we welcome our newest member of the West Covina Police family. Officer George Ledesma was officially sworn in on Monday, March 12, 2018 by Police Chief Marc Taylor. George comes to us after 10 years of public service as a Deputy Sheriff for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Welcome Officer Ledesma. ^rl

2018 BAKER TO VEGAS RELAY RUN Over the past weekend, members of the West Covina Police Department competed in the annual runner’s race commonly called the “Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay Run”. Agencies from across the country and abroad compete for the coveted “B2V Mug and Winner’s Plaque” awarded to the top 50 percent of teams in each category, giving them bragging rights for the year. The relay covers 120 miles involving 20 runners through the desert. WCPD personnel ran in category “99” which is decided upon by the number of sworn officers of each law enforcement department. At the conclusion of the race, runners representing the West Covina Police Department placed 4th in their division, missing third place by 57 seconds. Congratulations to each of the runners and support staff for a job well done. Info on the Baker to Vegas Relay Run: http://bakervegas.net/ #B2V2018 #BakertoVegas2018 #BakertoVegas ^rl

The video you are about to see is of the tremendous support from fellow Police Officers and Firefighters who lined up on the Barranca Avenue overpass in West Covina to pay their respects and honor Pomona Officer Gregory Casillas, and from the procession of law enforcement officers who escorted him from the City of Pomona to Los Angeles. West Covina Police Department Chief Marc Taylor and Officers from the WCPD, WC Fire Department, Covina PD, LASD, CHP and several civilians stood at attention as the procession passed beneath them. Rest in Peace Officer Casillas. We will take it from here. ^rl

The West Covina Police Department sends our thoughts and prayers to the Pomona Police Department as they struggle through this difficult time handling the incident where their officer(s) were shot in the line of duty. Pomona Police Department

Did you know that in some cases, you can file a report for incidents occurring within the West Covina Police Department city limits On Line? Visit the WCPD Webpage for information on which types of incidents can be reported in this manner. Go to https://www.wcpd.org/online/file-a-police-report/ for more information. ^rl

Chief Marc Taylor had the pleasure of promoting Officer Eddie Flores to the Rank Corporal at yesterday’s staff meeting. Corporal Flores began his career with the West Covina Police Department in 2007, having been a lateral officer from the Azusa Police Department. Corporal Flores is very involved in the Department and has many collateral duties, including, Traffic Investigator, Hostage Negotiations Team, and Public Information Officer. Corporal Flores is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer at West Covina High School. Corporal Flores served in the United States Marine Corp from 1992-1997, as an Infantry Squad Leader. Eddie is extremely involved in his Family and it was awesome to have his family present for his promotion. Congratulations Eddie on your promotion to Corporal. #tr

Join us as we congratulate West Covina PD's Sergeant Tony Cortina who graduated today from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, Class # 406 in San Diego. Commonly called SLI, the course is an intense 8 month program which focuses on both Leadership and Personal Development. The graduation was attended by WCPD Police Chief Marc Taylor and Lieutenant Dennis Patton. Great job Tony! ^rl

How about this for Throwback Thursday? Two great leaders, two icons of public safety, circa 1989: Craig Meacham, West Covina Police Chief (1978 - 1990) and Sherman Block, Sheriff of Los Angeles County (1982 - 1998).

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers going out to all affected by this senseless act. We stand with you Florida. #florida #StonemanShooting

Sleep well West Covina. We have your back. Our officers will be out patrolling the streets all night, every night.

PRESS RELEASE: West Covina Police arrest suspect wanted for 3 armed robberies, suspected of committing 40+ cellphone store robberies in several other counties. nixle.us/9XBZB

PRESS RELEASE - Vehicle Burglary suspect arrested by West Covina Police following pursuit, stolen property found in the suspect vehicle. nixle.us/9X9CK ^rl

Interested in becoming a part of the front line of our First Responder's Team? WCPD is now accepting applications for the position of Public Safety Dispatcher. http://bit.ly/WCPDDispatcherFeb2018

Join us as we congratulate our West Covina Police Department Employees of the Year Honorees - Officer of the Year: Corporal Mike Weathermon - Reserve Offficer of the Year: Reserve Sergeant Larry Wong (posthumously) - Dispatcher of the Year: Senior Operator Natalia de la Garza - Civilian of the Year: Records Specialist II Annette Carlos They will be recognized at this year's Public Safety Luncheon in April, 2018.

UPDATE: CRITICAL MISSING HAS BEEN LOCATED Time: 8:10 PM Dai Quan Ly, 57, who has been missing since 7:00 AM this morning has been located safe and unharmed in the City of El Monte. Details of how she ended up there are still unknown. The family has been notified and are enroute to meet up with her to bring her home. We thank everyone who read, shared and watched for Ms Ly during what you can imagine as a very difficult time. ^rl *********************************************************************** ORIGINAL POST: Date: February 2, 2018 Time: 10:30 AM The West Covina Police Department is asking the public to be watchful in assisting us in locating a critical missing adult who was last seen at 7:15 AM this morning in the area of the 1100 block of S. Fleetwell, West Covina. The missing adult is: Dai Quan Ly, 57 Yrs, Female Chinese 5’3”, 130 pounds Brown hair, Brown eyes Last seen wearing a brown hooded jacket with a white t-shirt underneath, black pants, black and white tennis shoes. Missing adult speaks Chinese only and has medical conditions that require medication. Anyone seeing this missing adult or has information as to her whereabouts is asked to call the West Covina Police Department at 626 939-8500, or their local police department. Refer to WCPD Case number CR 18-951. Please share this information. ^rl

On February 24, 2017, three West Covina churches were found vandalized by graffiti painted on walls, sidewalks, signs and statues occurring sometime during the evening hours. St. Christopher’s Church, Christ Lutheran Church and West Covina Christian Church were targeted. On March 24, 2017, vandalism was again found at St Christopher’s Church by graffiti that appeared to match that of the incidents that occurred the month before. Several other vandalisms and arsons targeting churches continued in various parts of Southern California that appeared to be made by the same suspect. On Friday, January 26, 2018, LAPD made an arrest of the suspect believed to be responsible for these crimes. The arrest came the day after an arsonist lit fire to the Resurrection Church in Boyle Heights. The suspect arrested has been identified as Christian Michael Garcia, 25 who was booked for arson and vandalism. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed 22 counts of vandalism, arson, and added the acts were also a hate crime. The arrest was made based on the collective efforts of all the police and fire agencies involved. A press conference was held today headed by LA City Mayor Eric Garcetti announcing the arrest of the suspect. Representatives from all of the law enforcement and fire departments that were targeted by the suspect were also present at this conference, including West Covina Police Chief Marc Taylor, Captains Doug Murray and Richard Bell, Lieutenant Dennis Patton, Detective Sergeant Ken Davis, Detectives Tedde Stephen and Noel Flameno, Crime Analyst Erica Taylor and PIO Rudy Lopez. Video of one of the incidents posted on the West Covina Police Department Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/WestCovinaPD/videos/1360642153956806/ ^rl

When a police officer reaches the end of his/her career, most of them will say “I’ve seen it all”. Well, let’s add one more rare call for service to that list. At 12:30 AM, West Covina Police received a call of a herd of animals wandering the area of Francisquito and Valinda. Officers found several sheep and goats being led by a donkey walking along the residential streets. The group of animals at first failed to comply with officers as they evaded capture. With the assistance of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, the animals were safely corralled. It was discovered that the animals had found freedom through an unsecured gate from a residence located in the City of Valinda. The owner was contacted and he responded to assist in herding the animals back to his residence. None of the animals were injured. This incident is one for the books. ^rl

UPDATE (1415 hours) - All southbound lanes of Sunset Avenue are now open to all traffic. We thank you for your patience and understanding. PRESS RELEASE: Bus collides into occupied building nixle.us/9W3TM ^rl