Meet the Covington Police Department

In an effort to introduce our local police officers to the community and provide an opportunity for the CPD to highlight their outstanding officers, Covington Weekly profiles are provided by Chief Tim Lentz of the Covington Police Department.

Sergeant Jake Lehman has over twenty years of law enforcement experience. He was hired by the Covington Police Department in 2009 as a patrol officer. During his tenure he held positions in the Traffic Division and currently serves as our DARE instructor. In his current assignment as the Training Coordinator of the Police Department, Jake wears a variety of hats in this position. He maintains all of the training records for the employees, making sure they meet their training requirements, which includes everything from firearms to ethics.

Additionally, Jake is an instructor in Active Shooter, Cultural Diversity, Officer Safety and Survival, Radar and Lidar, just to mention a few. In 2016, Jake was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, overseeing the school resource officers in addition to his daily duties. Jake has been married to his wife Marge for 28 years and has two grown kids. Jake holds a bachelor’s degree from Nichols State in Accounting and Finance and enjoys rebuilding antique cars in his off time.

The mission of the Covington Police Department is to maintain social order and provide law enforcement service to the citizens in the community within prescribed ethical, budgetary and constitutional constraints. This department strives to enforce the law and maintain order in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing the need for justice.