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

Did you know, on average every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes? Don’t wait until it’s too late. Early detection saves lives!

*********CONFIRMED - LORI HAS BEEN FOUND AND IS SAFE************* We thank everyone for their assistance with this case. ***************************************************************************************** CRITICAL MISSING ADULT Covington Police need your help attempting to locate a Critical Missing Adult. LORI BROWN was last heard from on the morning of Wednesday, October 17. Her family has not heard from her since and she has not been home. Lori’s family is concerned for her wellbeing as she suffers from depression. LORI BROWN: Female/White, 39 Yrs. Of Age, 5’6, 140 lbs., Brown Hair, Brown Eyes. VEHICLE: Red 2013 Toyota Corolla, KY License Plate 216 RXW. (Not Actual Vehicle in Photo) If you see her, please do not approach or alert her. Please call 911 and advise authorities of her location.

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Check out this awesome opportunity to interact with some of Covington's finest police and firemen!

Did you know that the American Cancer Society estimates there will be 268,670 new breast cancer cases in 2018? Please join us in the campaign known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by educating others of the benefits to early detection and supporting research into its treatment and cure. Simply put, early detection saves lives! Take the time to find a screening facility near you: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfMQSA/mqsa.cfm

Joseph Lay has been located. This is no longer an active missing person case. We thank everyone for being vigilant in looking for Mr. Lay.

Please Welcome our newest officer. Michelle Fern was administered the oath of office this morning by Mayor Meyer and presented her badge by Chief Nader. Officer Fern is a 10 year veteran officer from Ohio who joined us through our lateral entry program.

Congratulations to Sergeant Daniel Mitchell for his completion of the Academy of Police Supervision. APS is the first course in leadership development for Sergeants or First Line Supervisors at the Department of Criminal Justice Training. The course focuses on topics such as situational leadership, emotional intelligence, problem solving, team building and leading change. Congratulations on your graduation. We are glad to have you back from Richmond!

All lanes of I 75 S/B have been reopened.

Interstate 75 Southbound is shut down in the cut in the hill (189.9 mile marker) due to a multiple vehicle accident. Please avoid the area and take an alternate route

The Covington Police are looking for a Missing Person: Joseph Lay AKA: JoJo Curtis Joseph was last seen by his mother on or about 8/24/2018 on West 7th street in Covington, Ky. Joseph mainly resides in/around Beekman St., or the Fairmont and Lower Price Hill areas of Cincinnati. Joseph is described as a M/W with brown hair and brown eyes, approximately 5’10” tall, and weighing 240 pounds. Joseph has multiple tattoos on both arms including the words “Love” and “Hate” Joseph was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans, and blue/gray gym shoes. Lay’s family is concerned for his wellbeing as he suffers from depression and substance abuse issues. If you have seen Joseph Lay AKA: JoJo Curtis please call Det. Hamblin at 859-292-2375

We have had a couple of incidents of stolen bikes from the area of the Roebling Bridge and the Ascent Condos. If you have a nice bike, consider purchasing a U-Lock. They are the most difficult to defeat. Also, take a photo of your bike as well as it's serial number and tape your contact information under the seat. All of these things could help you recover your bike if it is taken! Also, check out Cincinnati Stolen Bike Network on Facebook. You can post photos of your bike if it was stolen or share photos of a recovered bike!

Congrats to Officer Samantha Fieger for completing the basic officers course at the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond, Ky. She will now enter the field training phase of our program before being released to solo patrol. Look for Officer Fieger in your travels.

UPDATE: Shemar Herrick is in custody on his "Assault 1st Degree" Warrant for the shooting that occurred last week in Covington at 10th and Russell. Herrick turned himself in at Kenton County Detention Center and will be held on a $100,000 cash bond. We would like to thank everyone that kept an eye out for him. We appreciate the help!

Covington Police need your help locating Shemar Michael-Shav Herrick. Herrick is wanted for the shooting that occurred yesterday in Covington in the area of 10th and Russell. CAUTION: Herrick is considered ARMED and DANGEROUS. Do not approach him or attempt to apprehend him yourself. Call local police or 911. If you have information regarding his location you can call local police, Detective Warner at 859-292-2273 or you can call Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040. Shemar Michael-Shav Herrick Male/Black, 6'0, 225 lbs. Black Hair, Brown Eyes DOB: 8/30/1987 (31 yrs. old)

All vehicle traffic north of 4th Street from Johnson Street to the Licking River is now prohibited for the safety of the firework spectators. Please be safe out there tonight and enjoy the show.

Congratulations to Sergeant Don Strange for completion of the Academy of Police Supervision. APS is the first course in leadership development for Sergeants or First Line Supervisors. This course focuses on topics such as situational leadership, emotional intelligence, problem solving, team building and leading change. Sgt. Strange was also honored by his classmates who elected him as the class speaker at graduation. Congratulations Don for a job well done!!

We want everyone to have a fun and safe experience at Riverfest this Sunday. This includes 👉 NO ALCOHOL 👈, restricted parking, multiple road closures, no swimming in the river (eww) 🏊‍♂️, no pets (dogs, zebras, unicorns, etc.) or bikes, and checkpoints that give you fun interactions with real Covington Police Officers 👮‍♀️! Also, please leave the fireworks to the professionals. Read these and other rules at the link! 😃💥🤚🛑🦄 https://www.covingtonky.gov/news/2018/08/28/riverfest-rules-for-downtown-devou-in-effect-sunday #riverfest #boomboombangpewpow #sobersunday #nodogsallowed #fireworks #NOBOOZE #wegotthatboomboompow #traffic

Earlier today we were made aware of this message that was sent out on a neighborhood social media page in regard to human trafficking occurring in our city. We want to let everyone know that we are looking into the claim but have not been able to locate anything to this point that would validate this allegation. Other local cities have recently experienced similar instances where people have utilized social media accounts to make false claims of human trafficking. Although these claims have been found to be hoaxes in these cases, we take them seriously and investigate them to the fullest extent possible. In order to do so, we ask that if you were the author of this message or know the person who drafted it to please contact the police department at (859) 292-2258 so that we can gather further information. As a reminder, never leave a public area with a stranger or accompany them to a vehicle. We encourage everyone to remain diligent and report any suspicious activity you encounter to our dispatch center at (859) 356-3191 or 911 for emergency situations.

D'oh!!!!! A mistake made in haste is still a mistake. We own it and apologize for the confusion. This time we took it directly from the manual. Thank you for setting us straight. Our end message is still the same. Please watch out for all the children.

Congratulations to Officer Josh Haggard who was promoted to Sergeant last night. Sergeant Haggard is a 10 year veteran who will no doubt be an example of leadership to his officers and our citizens. Congratulations Josh!!!! Sergeant Haggard (left) receives his Sergeants badge from Chief Rob Nader (right) last night at the Covington Commission Meeting.

We'd like to extend a couple congratulations and a welcome to a few new officers. Congratulations to Officers Andrew Lucas and Sam Mathews. Both officers completed their 20+ week Basic Training Course at the Department of Criminal Justice Training this past Friday. For the next several months you will see them riding along with our Field Training Officers as we polish them up to get ready for solo patrol. We'd also like to welcome Alexandra Birkley. Alexandra was sworn in this morning by Mayor Meyer and joins our team as a recent graduate from Northern Kentucky University with a Criminal Justice Degree and a minor in Psychology. She will be with us for a couple weeks receiving some in-house training before reporting to DOCJT for her basic training starting August 20th.

Congratulations to Sergeant Jim West for completion of the Academy of Police Supervision. APS is the first course in leadership development for Sergeants or First Line Supervisors. This course focuses on topics such as situational leadership, emotional intelligence, problem solving, team building and leading change.

Happy retirement Anita Schafer! Today we say happy retirement to Anita Schafer who has served the citizens of the city of Covington for 27 years. This afternoon Anita was presented with the Dedicated Service Award by Assistant Chief Brian Steffen. Anita we wish you nothing but happiness in the next chapter of your life. Congratulations!!!

HAPPY RETIREMENT MIKE!!!!! A Bitter-Sweet Day Today at the Covington Police Department. This Morning Sgt. Michael Thompson was Recognized by Chief Nader for his 26 Years of Dedicated Service to the Citizens of Covington. Sgt. Thompson's Service Without Question Has Left Our City A Safer Place. Sgt. Thompson's Retirement Has Been a Long Time in the Making and We Wish Him All The Happiness He Deserves. Take A Break Mike......You've Earned It!!!!!!