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. Ryan Carruth is a lifelong resident of Covington. After graduating from St. Paul's, Ryan enrolled in Tulane University in New Orleans. He secured a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management in May of 2016. After a yearlong recruitment process, Ryan relented to my efforts and joined the Covington Police Dept. in June of 2017. After his hiring, Ryan attended the Slidell Police Regional Training Academy where he excelled as a recruit. After his graduation just before Thanksgiving, he returned to the Police Department to begin applying the knowledge he learned in the classroom to the streets of Covington. At the end of this week, Ryan will have completed his 16 week Field Training Program and will begin work in a solo status. In his time off, Ryan loves to spend time with his family, hunting and fishing, and training his golden retriever. The Covington Police Department is open 24/7. All Emergencies, call 911 for immediate assistance. Non- Emergencies, call 985-892-8500.