CITY OF COVINGTON
Covington Division of Police
333 W. Locust Street, Covington, VA 24426
Dial "9-1-1" for All Emergency Calls
Non-emergency calls: (540) 965-6333
Police Administration: (540) 965-6331
A Strong Commitment to Community Policing and Crime Prevention
Community Policing is a philosophy based on forging a partnership between the police and the community, so that they can work together on solving problems of crime, fear of crime and disorder, thereby enhancing the overall quality of life in their neighborhoods.
The Covington Police Department embraces a philosophy of Community Policing, an important policing/community partnership that has proven to prevent and reduce crime. This partnership is accomplished in a variety of ways, and is shared by the Crime Prevention Officer.
The mission of Covington Police Criminal Investigative Services is to collect facts and evidence leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of criminal offenders within the City of Covington. The criminal investigator is also tasked with the responsibility of correctly obtaining and handling information supplied by victims and witnesses after an offense is committed. Proper collection, documentation, preservation and submission of physical evidence to the forensic laboratory is also a major portion of the investigators duties. The investigator also organizes and presents facts to the Commonwealth Attorney and the Courts for successful prosecution of offenders.
Office of Criminal Investigations:
Covington Police Department
333 W. Locust Street
Covington, Virginia 24426
The Police Department is responsible for animal control within the city limits of Covington. The Covington Division of Police takes a collaborative approach to addressing animal complaints. While the animal control law enforcement officer’s primary role is to handle all calls for service concerning dogs at large, wild animals and other similar complainants. Each shift has an officer that can handle some basic animal control duties. The ACO receives training through the department and the Cardinal Criminal Justice Training Academy and departmental Field Training Officer's. The ACO has several other additional duties assigned to him such as traffic enforcement, directed patrols and parking enforcement in the downtown area.
If you wish to make a complaint about the actions of a police officer or about any aspect of police operations, please:
Click on the link below and print out the Citizen Complaint Form.
Stop by the Police Department and request the Citizen Complaint Form.
After you complete the form, you can email to email@example.com or you can drop it off to a supervisor at the police department. All complaints will be investigated and the Chief of Police will contact the complainant within 30 days with a disposition of the investigation. The Chief of Police may contact the complainant in person, over the phone, by letter or by email.
Serving the public as a Police Officer can often be a thankless job. At the Covington Division of Police we know our officers go above and beyond on many occasions. If you have a positive encounter with a member of the department please download the form below and fill it out. It can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropped off at the police department.