Meet the Covington Police Department

In an effort to introduce our local police officers to the community and provide an opportunity for the Covington Police Department to highlight their outstanding officers, Covington Weekly profiles are provided by Chief Tim Lentz. Sgt. David “Woody” Woodruff has been employed with the Covington Police Dept for the past 8 years. Before working for the CPD, Woody spent 15 years with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. He grew up in Harahan and graduated from Brother Martin. He attended Northwestern University studying Political Science. During his time with the Covington Police Department he was worked as a patrol officer, detective, field training officer, and currently holds the position of Sergeant supervising the activities of a patrol shift. In addition, Woody also handles scheduling all of the off duty details that take place in the City. In his off time he enjoys traveling and polishing his skill as a certified pilot. He is currently working towards his aerobatic certification. CPD is open 24/7 Emergencies: 911 Assistance: 985-892-8500