Our mission is to be the model of excellence in law enforcement by working in partnership with our community and others to fight crime and the fear of crime.
Enforce laws while safeguarding the constitutional rights of all people; provide quality and professional services to all our residents and visitors; and create a work environment in which we recruit, train, and develop an exceptional team of highly qualified and professional employees.
In order to fulfill its mission, the Covington Police Department will strive to identify, pursue, and apprehend offenders, maintain a proactive patrol attitude in order to reduce the opportunity to commit crime, interact with the citizens to resolve problems and improve the quality of community life, regulate non-criminal conduct, maintain order, provide miscellaneous police services on a 24 hour basis, and to insure the safe and expeditious movement of vehicular traffic on public roadways. Although a society free from crime and disorder remains an unachievable task, it is the responsibility of the Covington Police Department to approach that idea as closely as possible by having its members develop a reputation for fairness, civility, and integrity that wins the respect of all citizens.
In order to respond in a professional manner to the challenges set forth in our mission, the Covington Police Department will create and maintain a quality work and managerial environment that focuses on agency goals and provides for career development for its personnel through training, advancement, and reward for exemplary performance.
Covington's streets are safer and our police officers are more effective and efficient than ever! For several weeks now, Covington Police Chief Larry Lindsey and members of his department have been working to compile a "State of the Department" report. The Chief and his team have worked very hard these past twelve months to make significant progress in public safety. We fully support our police and other law enforcement personnel and look forward to greater things to come! Please take the time to read this report below!