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Chief Stephen Culotta is excited to announce Detective Edwin Masters as the new Public Information Officer (PIO) and Social Media Manager for the Covington Police Department. Detective Masters has experience in social media management, graphic design, and public speaking. Detective Masters will continue his role in the Criminal Investigations Division, along with his new PIO duties.

CPD Detective Edwin Masters and CPD Chief Stephen Culotta.

Please join the CPD in welcoming Detective Masters to this new position. Public Information Officer contact information: Detective Edwin Masters: 985-502-9994, or

Toys for Tots a Success

This year over 400 children came participated in the toy giveaway, meaning 400 children’s lives were impacted! Some children were selected at random to receive door prizes, which included bicycles, game systems, and more.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who came to make this event so special! Without their help, this event would not have been possible.

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Meet the Covington Police Department

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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.

Detective Edwin Masters

Detective Masters began his law enforcement career with the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office.  During his time with OPSO, Detective Masters served as a Field Training Officer, responsible for training new recruits.  Detective Masters was also promoted to Special Operations Division at the OPSO where he worked as an investigators and a SWAT operator.  Detective Masters continued his law enforcement career by joining the Covington Police Department in 2014.
He attended the Slidell Regional Police Academy graduating with the second highest score on the Louisiana Peace Officers Standards and Training test for his class.  Detective Masters quickly build a reputation for himself as an intelligent police officer who genuinely cares about the community he serves.

After on two years with the Covington Police Department, he was selected as a Detective and transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division in November of 2016. While working as a patrol officer, Edwin took every opportunity he could to interact with the members of the community, especially the children he met during his patrols.  Edwin could often be found playing basketball with the children he met during his patrol duties.
Edwin is so highly regarded by his peers, that he was voted the 2016 Police Officer of the Year.  For his recognition, he will lead the Olympia Parade this Saturday.