Mayor Mike Cooper announced this week that he was presented a letter of resignation from Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz, effective at 5 p.m. On Wednesday, October 3. In his letter to Mayor Cooper, Chief Lentz stated that he is “called to other pursuits that will require his full time and attention.” Earlier that day, Chief Lentz informed Covington Police Department staff of his impending departure.
Mayor Cooper stated “Chief Lentz has done a tremendous job for the people of Covington, and I am grateful for his efforts and many successes in the last five years. The Covington Police Department is a solid, professional and proactive law enforcement organization, and Tim’s departure leaves big shoes to fill. I wish him well in whatever his future pursuits might be, and thank him sincerely for his service to Covington.”
Deputy Chief Stephen Culotta will serve as Interim Police Chief while applications are sought for the permanent appointed position.