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

BRENT SPENCE BRIDGE MAINTENANCE THIS WEEKEND This just in..... Please take these lane reductions and ramp closures in to account when planning your travels.

Here is the official word from the KY Transportation Cabinet.

Please welcome the newest addition to our family. Eric Lomax is a Cincinnati native who comes to us via the Lexington KY Police Department. He has several years of policing experience which he will be using on the job right away. Be sure to look for Eric in your travels.

We have a cautiously optimistic feeling that the weather may actually start to warm up soon - WE HOPE..... With that in mind, would be thieves will be moving about looking for valuable items left behind in your parked cars. Here are some tips to prevent becoming a victim of car break-ins: Try to keep your car visible. Park in well lit areas, attended garages, avoid parking behind larger vehicles or something that conceals your car. Don't make it too easy - lock doors, windows and keep sunroofs closed. Hide your valuables or take them with you. If you have a wagon or SUV that leaves your cargo area open, get a retractable fitted cover to keep shopping bags or other belongings hidden. Don’t hand a thief your keys. Take your keys with you. And if you think you have a great hiding place for a spare key, car break-in thieves know to look above the visor, in the center console, under the floor mat, in the trunk well, etc. Stow your stuff before arrival. Experienced thieves often stake out parking lots to watch for people putting items in their trunk. Help prevent car break-ins by putting valuables like laptops, messenger bags, and electronic devices into your trunk before you get to the parking lot, or take them with you when you go. Stash the evidence. After you’ve put your stuff in the trunk, don’t forget such telltale evidence as power plugs, adapters, and navigation system or phone windshield suction-cup mounts. Thieves know what they’re looking for, so hide the electronic accessories, too. Trust your instincts. If you see suspicious activity, find another spot to park. If you’re concerned, tell the attendant or report your suspicions to police. You maybe helping keep another person from being a victim of a car break-in or worse.

Please help us welcome our newest officer, John Mairose III. John just completed the basic police academy at the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond Kentucky. John received his Academy diploma from his father, Covington Detective John Mairose II. It was a true privilege for us to see father and son on the same stage in the same uniform. John will now begin the next phase of his training which is the 6-month field training program. He is no stranger to our city, as he was a Cadet for the police department before he was a police officer. Keep your eyes open for John on the street.

Update on yesterday's post:

May be a bit easier to read. Our bad.....

Two suspects charged in Cincinnati homicide arrested in Covington.

A warrant of arrest has been issued for the driver responsible for the collision which caused the closure of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge.

We will keep you up to date on any changes.

River Road, situated in West Covington will be closed due to rising river levels. The closure is expected to last a few days until river levels recede. Residents of River Road have been contacted via phone and in person by officers notifying them of the closure.

A few days ago we notified you that flood gates would be installed on Madison Avenue at the Landing. Well, the river is still not cooperating and is projected to rise to nearly 60 feet by Monday. Therefore, crews will be working through the weekend to install levee gates at E. 16th Street and at Bakewell Street. We will update everyone once the river levels have receded to the point that the gates can be removed.

The Covington Police Department is requesting your assistance in identifying two persons of interest in a fraud investigation from the Latonia neighborhood involving an 86-year-old victim. It will be the two female-white subjects walking along the left side of the screen. We understand that the quality of the video is not the greatest, but it's all we have.

THE WATER IS COMING, SO WE'RE SHUTTING IT DOWN.. You may have noticed crews working near the river. They are currently installing the Madison Avenue flood wall gate, based on the latest river crest levels which was 56' and rising. RIVERSIDE DRIVE WILL ALSO BE CLOSED UNTIL THE RIVER DECIDES TO COOPERATE. This decision was made after consultation with the Ohio Port Authority, The Army Corps of Engineers, Kenton County Emergency Management and many others. We will continue to monitor the situation alongside the Covington Department of Public Improvement to keep you up to date.

A big shout out to Detective Eric Higgins for leading our department in the challenge of highlighting and stamping out the horrific crime that is Human Trafficking. This morning Detective Higgins gave a presentation to a group of first responders, medical and social service professionals about the Response Initiative to Guide Human Trafficking Services (RIGHTS). This is a big step in furthering education in the signs of this crime and then how to respond.

HALLELUJAH!!!!! The Suspension Bridge is now OPEN for normal vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Thank you for your patience.

Due to the ICY conditions and several traffic accidents on the Roebling Suspension Bridge, we have been forced to close it down. We anticipate that the bridge will be shut down for an extended period since there is no way to treat the frozen, grated road surface. The sidewalks will remain OPEN We will inform everyone as soon as we are able to open it back up. Alternate routes to consider are the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge or the Brent Spence Bridge in to Cincinnati.

Regarding the threat against Holmes High School. Thank you to everyone for your patience.

We are very aware of the threat made towards Holmes High School via social media today. Thank you to everyone for letting us know. These types are threats are taken very serious by us and since the moment we were informed this morning we have been investigating to determine the identity of the suspect. We hope to have more information to release within the next two hours. Again, thank you to everyone for helping us to keep this community safe....

Anyone out there interested in becoming an Evidence Technician? We have an open spot in our Crime Lab and are now accepting applications. Follow the link below to get more info and learn how to apply. https://www.covingtonky.gov/residents/employment/opportunities

Yesterday Mayor Meyer administered the Kentucky Oath of Office to your newest Covington Police Officers. Please join us in welcoming them to our City. Pictured Left to Right - Samantha Fieger, Aaron Ashley, Rachel White, David Finan Jr., Wesley Cook

The Covington Police Department seeks your assistance in identifying these individuals in regards to a theft from a restaurant that occurred on January 5, 2018. Please contact Detective Miskanin at 859-292-2206 with any information.

DO OVER...After reading through some pretty hilarious comments it occurred to us that something was wrong with our previous post. One of the photos was not uploaded by our new administrator (he's only been doing this for 7 years). Furthermore, he was supposed to ask if anyone had information, not if anyone could identify the THE DARK SHADOW. Once again, IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION in regards to a Robbery that occurred on December 15, 2017 at the Family Dollar in Latonia, please contact Detective Austin Ross at 859-292-2242 or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.

The Covington Police Department seeks your assistance in identifying this individual in regards to a Robbery that occurred on December 15, 2017 at the Family Dollar in Latonia. Please contact Detective Austin Ross at 859-292-2242 or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040 with any information.

Proudly displayed on our Patrol Bureau Roll Call wall is our recently awarded accreditation certificates through the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police and The Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (an international accreditation body). We thank all the men and women in our department for their hard work in accomplishing these goals.