Covington Police Department

  • Agency: Covington Police Department
  • Address: 1 Police Memorial Dr, Covington , 41014 KY
  • Chief: Colonel Lee Russo (Chief of Police)

Covington Police Department is located at 1 Police Memorial Dr, Covington , 41014 KY. The Chief of Police of the department is Colonel Lee Russo. The Covington Police Department phone number is 859-356-3191.

Covington Police Department News

Get the candy and costumes ready! Trick-or-Treating is set for Tuesday, October 31 from 6-8 p.m. in Covington this year. The City urges everyone to stay safe. For those participating or those who may be on the roads during this time, please review these safety tips from Safe Kids Worldwide: Walk Safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Never cross between parked cars and never diagonally across an intersection. Never run across the street or dart out into the street. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk across the street. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. Trick-or-Treat With an Adult Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. Trick-or-treaters should always be in group. There is safety in numbers. Map out a safe route in familiar neighborhoods and stop only at houses where the outside lights are on. Keep Costumes Creative and Safe Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child's vision. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. Drive Extra Safely on Halloween Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances. Be especially alert for kids during treat-or-treating hours.

BRENT SPENCE BRIDGE PROJECT UPDATE - OVERNIGHT NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES THIS WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY Weather permitting, crews will close a single NORTHBOUND lane for routine maintenance starting at 9 p.m., this Wednesday (Oct. 18), Thursday (Oct. 19) and Friday (Oct. 20). Double lane closures are possible after midnight. All lanes will be open for travel by 5 a.m. the following morning. SOUTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND Weather permitting, crews will close a single SOUTHBOUND lane for routine maintenance starting at 9 p.m., this Saturday (Oct. 21). Double lane closures are possible after midnight, and are expected to continue through the day on Sunday. All lanes will be open for travel by 5 a.m., Monday. OVERNIGHT NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES WILL RESUME NEXT WEEK Weather permitting, crews will close a single NORTHBOUND lane for routine maintenance starting at 9 p.m., Monday (Oct. 23) through Friday (Oct. 27). Double lane closures are possible after midnight. All lanes will be open for travel by 5 a.m., the following morning.

The last day to apply for employment as a Covington Police Officer is this Friday, October 20th. The eligibility test will be administered on Saturday, November 4th. Anyone interested please navigate the posted link and apply online. https://www.covingtonky.gov/residents/employment/opportunities This City will notify all applicants when and where our test will be given. We hope to see you there!!

Assault 1st (Shooting)- Investigation and Arrest last night- 400 block of East 16th Street

Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of the horrid act of violence that occurred in Las Vegas last night. We are also praying for the first responders and the medical personnel who were on scene and are working to save the lives of the victims injured.

Congratulations to the newly promoted Captain Bill Kelley, Lieutenant Matt Winship and Sergeants Don Strange and Danny Mitchell. These officers have accepted the next challenge in their careers and we look forward to their ideas and leadership.

Park Hills Police need help identifying this subject as a person of interest in a Burglary case. The vehicle is believed to be a Silver Hyundai Tucson (around 2005 model). Please call Park Hills Police at (859) 431-6172 or you can contact us at 859-292-2297. As always, Crime Stoppers is anonymous and offers CASH REWARDS for information leading to an arrest. They can be called at 513-352-3040.

Congratulations to Sergeant Jon Mangus for graduating from Kentucky's Academy of Police Supervision. This 3 week program is designed to introduce newly promoted sergeants to the many facets of leadership, to include situational leadership and emotional intelligence when leading police officers. Watch for Sergeant Mangus as he leads our 2nd Shift Officers.

Congratulations to these fine officers of the Covington Police Department for taking home the win in tonight's Covington Guns & Hoses Softball Game at Florence Freedom's UC Health Stadium! Hats off to the Covington Fire Department for a great game! Also, a big thank you to All Star Chiropractic & Rehabilitation for sponsoring our team!

The Covington Police Department seeks your assistance in identifying this individual in regards to a shooting that occurred on May 15, 2017. Please contact Detective Austin Ross or Detective Jim West at 859-292-2234 with any information. http://crime-stoppers.us/covington-kentucky-shooting-investigation/

Congratulations to our newest officers. This morning Kody Crank and Christopher Haubner took their oath and received their badges. Next stop: 23 weeks of training in Richmond, KY.

Yesterday a trial jury deliberated for several hours before Donald Tomlin was found guilty and convicted of numerous counts of sexual offenses including Sexual Abuse of a Minor Less than 12 Years of Age, Rape, and Sodomy. During his interview with Detective Nicholas Klaiss, Tomlin admitted to much of the sexual abuse and indicated that he was sexually attracted to children. Tomlin was sentenced to LIFE in prison. Detective Klaiss is a veteran officer of the department preparing to retire at the end of July. While this case is definitely a hallmark of his career working to investigate crimes against children, it is just one of many examples where Det. Klaiss worked tirelessly to protect the children of Covington for so many years. Needless to say, we are going to miss having such a skilled investigator among our ranks. GREAT JOB Detective! We would also like to recognize Assistant Commonwealth's Attorneys Maria Schletker and Lawrence Hilton for their amazing efforts in prosecuting this case and bringing it to such a fantastic resolution. Their efforts were just as key in obtaining this verdict. Well done!

RAMP CLOSURE REMINDER Temporary ramp closures from I-75 North to 5th Street and US 50 West begin TONIGHT at 9 p.m. Weather permitting, the following two I-75 exit ramps north of the Brent Spence Bridge will be closed beginning TONIGHT at 9 p.m.: • 5th Street ramp to downtown Cincinnati from I-75 North (Exit 1C) • US 50 West ramp from I-75 North (Exit 1D) These closures are expected to be in place for one week; the ramps are scheduled to reopen on Monday, July 24, at 9 p.m. Detour routes are posted on the Plan Your Drive page of the BrentSpence2017.org.

On July 8th, the individuals pictured used a stolen credit card at Speedway located at 610 West 4th Street. The same individuals also used the stolen credit card at multiple locations throughout Kenton County. The credit card was stolen from a wedding guest's vehicle in the parking lot of the Behringer-Crawford Museum. If you know the identity of these individuals, please contact Detective Eric Higgins at 859-292-2234.

Brent Spence Bridge Project Update THIS WEEKEND: I-75 Southbound Approach to the Brent Spence Bridge Will Be Reduced to One Travel Lane Starting TONIGHT at 9 p.m. through Monday, July 17, at 5 a.m., weather permitting, the I-75 southbound approach to the Brent Spence Bridge will be reduced to one travel lane to facilitate maintenance work. I-75 South Ramp from US 50 Eastbound Will Be Closed Over the Weekend Beginning TONIGHT at 9 p.m. through Monday morning, July 17, at 5 a.m., the US 50 eastbound ramp to I-75 South will be closed. This closure affects drivers following US 50 to I-75 South from the west side of Cincinnati. A detour route is posted on the Plan Your Drive page of BrentSpence2017.org. NEXT WEEK: Temporary Ramp Closures to 5th Street and US 50W Will Begin Monday, July 17, at 9 p.m. Weather permitting, the following two I-75 exit ramps north of the Brent Spence Bridge will be closed beginning Monday, July 17, at 9 p.m: • 5th Street ramp to downtown Cincinnati from I-75 North (Exit 1C) • US 50 West ramp from I-75 North (Exit 1D) These closures are expected to be in place for one week; the ramps are scheduled to reopen on Monday, July 24, at 9 p.m. Detour routes are posted on the Plan Your Drive page of the BrentSpence2017.org.

A little reminder about our upcoming accreditation assessment.

Brent Spence Bridge Project Update POSTPONED: Temporary Ramp Closures at 5th Street and US 50W The upcoming closure of two I-71/75 North exits near the Brent Spence Bridge has been postponed to next week (week of July 17), weather permitting: • Exit 1C - to 5th Street in Cincinnati • Exit 1D - to US 50 West in Cincinnati Additional information regarding the timing of these closures will be communicated in future eblast updates, posted in the Daily Travel Advisory section of BrentSpence2017.org and on the project Facebook page and Twitter feed. These closures are expected to be in place for one week. THIS WEEKEND: The Southbound Deck of the Brent Spence Bridge Will Be Reduced to One Travel Lane Starting this Friday (July 14) at 9:00 p.m. through Monday (July 17) at 5:00 a.m., weather permitting, the southbound (upper) deck of the Brent Spence Bridge will be reduced to one travel lane to facilitate maintenance work. Two-lane travel will resume in time for Monday morning rush hour. The northbound (lower) deck will not be affected by this work and two lanes of travel will remain open.

Congratulations to Captain Greg Jones for his recent appointment to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Captain Jones was recently appointed by Governor Matt Bevin to develop program criteria for early juvenile intervention, diversion and prevention projects. The Board also develops statewide priorities for funding and makes recommendations for allocation of funds to the Commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice, including the review of grant applications from local juvenile delinquency prevention councils.

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We wish everyone a very safe and enjoyable Independence Day Here are a few reminders about the use of fireworks within the city: City of Covington Ordinances have the following restrictions on the use and sale of fireworks: • People under 18 cannot sell fireworks unless supervised by a parent or guardian. • People under 18 cannot purchase fireworks. • Fireworks cannot be used within 200 feet of a structure, vehicle or other person. • Fireworks cannot be sold to anyone who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Additionally, it is illegal to use fireworks in City parks at any time. Anyone who sees the use of fireworks in a City park should call Kenton County Dispatch at 859-356-3191 and report the activity. The Kentucky State Fire Marshal offers the following guidance: • Use fireworks outdoors only, far from surrounding buildings and structures. • Obey state and local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them. • Always keep a bucket of water or a working water hose nearby. • Only use fireworks as intended. Don't try to alter them or combine them. • Never relight a "dud" firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water. • Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the shooter and the shooter should wear safety glasses. • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated adult shooter." • Do not use homemade fireworks or illegal explosives -- they can kill you! • Report illegal explosives to the fire or police department in your community. • Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks. • Read and follow all instructions on the label. • Safety guidelines set by Kentucky state law must be followed.

The Day Is Here!!!!!! The Brent Spence Bridge Maintenance project begins tonight, at approximately 9 p.m. For the most up to date information on this project go to: Brentspence2017.org

Please Don't Forget The Brent Spence Bridge Maintenance project begins THIS FRIDAY, June 23, 2017, at approximately 9 p.m. For the most up to date information on this project go to: Brentspence2017.org

Thanks to those who have downloaded our new app. We have had excellent response and participation so far! If you want to get in on the action, download through the App Store or Google Play.

That's Right.....We have a mobile app now! Check it out and get in on what's going on with your police department.