CITY OF COVINGTON
Anthony M. Morgan, Jr. is the Chief of Police and Public Safety Director for the City of Covington, Virginia. Chief Morgan received a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C. he previously had a 15 year career with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety in Michigan. His last position was as shift Lieutenant. Chief Morgan resides in Covington with his wife, Gyneeka and children Anthony Jr., Olivia and Bryson.
The ability of a police department to efficiently and effectively handle the enormous amount of data and paperwork generated by its officers and activities is paramount to it's success. Law enforcement agencies have a special obligation to insure that it's administrative duties are handled correctly. Law enforcement documentation and reports are routinely subpoenaed into court and can mean the success or failure of prosecution of criminal and civil cases.
Margie Wickline is the Administrative Assistant for the Police Department. Margie is a critical component to the departments day to day operations. Margie processes all paperwork concerning personnel matters within the department along with all reports generated by the departments officers including incident reports, accident reports, arrest data and traffic summons. Margie is also the Records Officer for the Division of Police. A records officer serves as a liaison for the Library of Virginia for the purposes of implementing and overseeing a records management program and coordinating legal disposition, including destruction of obsolete records.
Reports such as accident reports or incident reports required by citizens should be requested through the police administrative office at 540-965-6331. Some reports and information are confidential and may only be released upon submission of a subpoena by the court, therefore insure that you check with the administrative assistant to determine the requirements for obtaining information or reports from the department.
Appointments with the Chief of Police should also be scheduled through the office of the Administrative Assistant.
The Covington Police Department moved the police department to the newly constructed City Hall in October of 2000. The Police Department has: a First Sergeant of Operations, First Sergeant of Administration, Detective Sergeant/Investigator, Sergeants and Patrol Officers.