In light of recent reports across the nation of carbon monoxide fumes leaking into police vehicles, Chief Tim Lentz announced that the Covington Police Department installed carbon monoxide detectors in its police vehicles. Reports of carbon monoxide poisoning in police versions of Ford Explorers, the primary vehicle used by the department’s patrol division, prompted the purchase of detectors for all police vehicles. The detectors cost $10.90 each and will last 18 months. They are being installed on the dash of each vehicle so that officers can easily monitor them.
“At $10.90 each, these detectors are a worthwhile investment to protect the department’s most precious asset, the men and women who keep our streets safe,” stated Chief Lentz.
Police Chief Tim Lentz will hold a community wide meeting on August 28th, 2017 in the City Council Chambers.
The meeting will start at 6:00 pm with a presentation about Operation Angel. Following the presentation, the Chief will discuss issues regarding current events, our department, and our citizens.
Finally, residents will have an opportunity to see firsthand what it is like to be a police officer for a couple of minutes. Residents will have the opportunity to sign up for a turn in a F.A.T.S. (Fire Arm Training Simulator) machine. The Police Department has secured the training simulator for the entire week to allow our citizens the opportunity to experience the decision-making processes an officer has to deal with first hand.
For more information about the meeting, contact Courtney at 985-867-1216.