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City of Covington Announces Michael Ferrell As Chief of Police

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Covington Chief of Police Michael Ferrell was sworn in last week after approval by the City Council. Chief Ferrell is a 28-year law enforcement veteran, beginning his career at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Chief Ferrell also worked for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and is a graduate of Leadership St. Tammany. Mayor Mark had this to write in his latest e-blast:

“Mike Ferrell is a twenty-eight year veteran of the Law Enforcement arena, with a history of promotions leading progressively to positions of more responsibility. In 2011, he was chosen to attend the FBI National Academy to represent the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Covington Police Chief Michael Ferrell

He has:

· Extensive training in many areas of Law Enforcement including, but not limited to, Investigations, Narcotics, Tactical, Hostage Rescue, Firearms and SWAT Management.
· Extensive instructor certifications including Police Sniper, Taser, Explosive Handler, Clandestine Lab Site Safety Officer, Glock and Colt M-4 Armorer.
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An uninterrupted work history in the field of Law Enforcement for twenty-eight years.

· In 2017, he was chosen to represent the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office in the Leadership St. Tammany Class. This is where I came to know Mike Ferrell as a Policeman’s Policeman and as a hardworking and dedicated professional with Leadership qualities.

After working at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for several years, Chief Ferrell began working at the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, where he worked in the Criminal Patrol Division, Street Crimes/Narcotics, SWAT, served as the District 3 Commander and served as a Deputy Chief in Administration.

Commendations
· Medal of Valor, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, 2004
· Medal of Merit, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, 2000
· Medal of Merit, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, 1999
· Medal of Merit, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, 1996

For the sake of time, I’m not going to list all 26 of his Training Certificates.

Without offering any names, I asked Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker who he would choose as a Chief. His answer was Mike Ferrell.

Assistant DA Head of Criminal Division Colin Sims endorses Mike.

Fire Chief Gary Blocker attended Leadership St. Tammany with Mike and endorses the appointment: “For many years, I have gotten to know Michael Ferrell on both a professional and personal level. He has always demonstrated professionalism, responsibility and dedication to the service. I know he will be an asset to this great leadership team that this city has. He will bring his leadership philosophy and professionalism to the Covington Police Department, making it the best police department it can be.”

One member of the Sheriff’s Department told me, “Mayor, you nailed it. Mike Ferrell is the right person for Covington at this time.”

Sargent Brett Miller of the Covington Police Department wrote, “On behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 43 and as a representative of the men and women of the Covington Police Department, I would like to applaud you on your decision to appoint Michael Ferrell as the new Chief of Police for the City of Covington … The men and women of the Covington Police Department fully stand behind your decision to appoint Ferrell and we all look forward to the accomplishments our agency can conquer under his leadership.”

I spoke to District Attorney Warren Montgomery. He offered and subsequently sent a letter of recommendation. In it, he states that, “Mr. Ferrell served with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office and engaged with my staff in a positive manner. His performance at the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and interaction with my staff ultimately resulted in my hiring Mr. Ferrell as one of my felony investigators. While serving in this capacity, Mr. Ferrell demonstrated his aptitude for the job by balancing a high caseload of several felony divisions of court, each having hundreds of defendants pending trial. The experience that Mr. Ferrell received by being a felony investigator will be an advantage to the City of Covington as Chief of the Police Department.

Mr. Montgomery went on to write: “I hate to lose a good employee, but I look forward to working with Mr. Ferrell.”

It is important, very important, to note that none of these endorsements were solicited.

With all of this in mind, as the Mayor and per the City Charter, I hereby appoint Mike Ferrell as the City of Covington’s new Police Chief and respectfully request that the Council confirm this selection.

(L-R) Covington Police Chief Michael Ferrell and Covington Mayor Mark Johnson

Subsequently, Chief Ferrell was unanimously approved by the City Council.

Former Mandeville PD Chief Rick Richard sent me this note:
“Mark – just a quick note to say that you made an excellent choice in Mike Ferrell for your Chief of Police. I observed Mike firsthand during my tenure as Chief in Mandeville and I can attest that he certainly has the leadership qualities you desire and he possesses. Congratulations and I look forward to great things.”

ADA and Chief Investigator Vincent Saltaformaggio wrote, “As Chief Investigator who has worked in law enforcement on a parish, state and international level over the past forty-one years as a LA State Trooper, DEA special agent and now as DA Chief Investigator, Michael Ferrell has my highest recommendation for this position. I have no doubt he will be an outstanding addition to your team.”

Congratulations Chief Ferrell and welcome to Covington!

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Covington Police Department Promotions

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The Covington Police Department is excited to announce the promotion of two officers.
The first officer is Sergeant Lance Benjamin who today was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Benjamin has been with our agency since 2014 and has proven to be a leader not only in our department but also in our community!
The second officer is Officer Joshua Craddock who was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Craddock has been with our agency since 2017 and has been a valuable resource for our agency since his hire. Sergeant Craddock is often known as one of the most dependable employees at our agency!
Please join us in congratulating Lieutenant Benjamin and Sergeant Craddock on their promotions!

The Covington Police Department is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. For police assistance, call 985-892-8500. For emergencies, dial 911. CPD is located on the 600 block of Columbia Street (home to the Saturday Covington Farmer’s Market). Follow Covington, LA Police Department on Facebook.

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Covington Police Department Hires Six New Officers

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From the Covington Police Department:

We are excited to announce the hiring of six (6) new police officers, all of who will be starting the Slidell Regional Police Academy on Monday.

We want to give a big thank you to Mayor Mark Johnson, the Covington City Council, and the citizens of Covington for supporting our department and allowing us to bring these great additions to the CPD family.

Please join us in welcoming the following new officers:

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This week, our newly hired Recruits began their Police Academy Training, put on by the Slidell Regional Police Training Academy. Yesterday, they started their physical training, where they went through hours of grueling physical exercises and worked together as a team to complete the training.

As always, we would like to give a big thank you to the Slidell Regional Police Training Academy for giving our officers the best training and preparing them for life as law enforcement professionals.

Learn more about CPD at www.covla.com or follow them on Facebook: Covington Police Department (Covington, LA)

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Covington Police Department’s Caroline Darby Christmas Wish Toy Giveaway Update

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From the Covington Police Department (CPD) FB page:

Greetings,

Due to COVID-19, The Caroline Darby Christmas Wish Toy Giveaway will be implementing a safety plan this year to ensure all attendees and volunteers stay safe. Although we are implementing a safety plan, we will continue to do our best in making the children of our community smile a little bigger this Holiday Season.

The Caroline Darby Christmas Wish Toy Giveaway will be on December 12, 2020, from 8am to 12pm at The Greater Covington Center.

This year, you will be required to pick up your passes from the Covington Police Department. Starting November 16, 2020, through December 4, 2020, Monday through Friday from 8 am till 3:30 pm you can pick up the passes.

You must fill out a form for each child that will be attending the toy drive with the necessary information to receive your passes, so our Elves can pick presents for them. The passes and toys will have a number assigned to them along with an assigned time for pick up.

Santa will still be present to hand out the toys in a drive-thru fashion for the safety of everyone attending and wish them a Merry Christmas.

We are asking that you line up on Madison St beside The Greater Covington Center during your assigned time and you will be entering the parking lot by the Gazebo, visit with Santa and then exit on 24th Ave.

I would like to recap since it will be so different this year.

  • You must have a Red Pass in hand at the pickup location.
  • We must have the completed questionnaire on each child, turned in at the time the passes are issued at the Covington Police Department.
  • You must attend during your assigned time frame.
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If you have any questions, please call our Vice President, Tammy Bushnell at 985-892-8500 Opt 2

We look forward to seeing everyone…… – Covington Police Department

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Covington Police Department Announces Two New Promotions

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From the Covington Police Department:

The Covington Police Department is excited to announce the promotion of Laura Aucoin from the rank of Officer to Sergeant. Sergeant Aucoin will serve as a Sergeant in our Criminal Patrol Division.

Secondly, we would like to announce the promotion of David Woodruff from the rank of Sergeant to Lieutenant. Lieutenant Woodruff will serve as Lieutenant in charge of Shift #2 in the Criminal Patrol Division.

Please join us in congratulating Lieutenant Woodruff and Sergeant Aucoin on their promotions!

Follow Covington Police Department (Covington, LA) on Facebook for more updates.

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CPD Announces New Deputy Chief of Police Joseph “Trey” Mahon

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From the Covington Police Department:

Deputy Chief of Police “Trey” Mahon (left) and Chief of Police Stephen Culotta (right)

The Covington Police Department is excited to announce the promotion of Lieutenant Joseph “Trey” Mahon to Deputy Chief of Police.

Deputy Chief Mahon has devoted his life to public service, starting as a Junior Firefighter with the Covington Fire Department at the age of 13. In 2002, he was hired full time with the fire department and became a Reserve Police Officer with the Covington Police Department. On July 26, 2007, Deputy Chief Mahon was hired full time at the Covington Police Department.

During his time here, he has served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Street Crimes Officer, Administrative Sergeant, Public Information officer, and most recently, the commander over the Criminal Investigations Division. He is also a member of the Secret Service Task Force.

With Deputy Chief Mahon serving in almost every division within the Covington Police Department, we are confident he will do an outstanding job helping lead the Covington Police Department into the future.

Please join us in congratulating Deputy Chief of Police Joseph “Trey” Mahon!

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CPD Now Hiring Police Officers

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From the Covington Police Department:

The Covington Police Department is hiring highly motivated and professional individuals who are looking to begin a law enforcement career in the City of Covington. The Covington Police Department has a robust benefits package which includes:

  • Starting Salary – $36,000 – $37,440, depending on previous law enforcement experience.
  • $6,000 State Supplemental Pay after one year from POST Graduation.
  • 100% of retirement paid by the city. (Typically, the employee would pay 10% of their salary into the retirement system. With Covington Police, the employee’s portion is paid by the city, saving you thousands of dollars per year.)
  • The city pays the employee’s medical benefits.
  • Incentive pay for a college degree up to an additional $2,340 per year.
  • Incentive pay for a medical certification up to an additional $2,340 per year for medical.
  • Police unit issued with take-home privileges.
  • ALL equipment and uniforms, including boots provided to officers. (We mean everything! You will not have to purchase anything to work for the Covington Police Department.)
  • Overtime opportunities are available.
  • Off Duty Details at $38 an hour available regularly.

If you are interested in joining our team and becoming a leader in the Covington Community, please contact Lieutenant Tammy Blocker at tblocker@covla.com or call 985-892-8500!

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CPD Update: City Court in Session Monday, Special Procedures

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From the Covington Police Department:

The Covington Police Department would like to inform the citizens of Covington that our City Court will be in session on Monday, August 24, 2020, at 3:00 PM. Also, due to COVID-19, the following procedures will be followed:

  • All persons present must wear a mask in the courtroom.
  • All persons entering the building will be required to answer the standardized COVID-19 screening questions and have their temperature checked. If anyone presents with a fever or answers yes to COVID-19 questions, they will immediately be reserved with a new court date and released before entering the courtroom.
  • Maximum occupancy in the courtroom will be 34 defendants to be called in alphabetically order for each docket.
  • All others will remain outside until their name is called to go before the Judge.
  • All Officers that are subpoenaed for trial will wait in the meeting room of the Council Chambers until needed to testify.
  • We will have someone outside to collect ticket payments if they would rather pay citations than appear in court.

This court session only applies to people who were issued a court date of August 24, 2020.

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CPD Update: Heat Advisory in Effect St. Tammany Parish

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From the Covington Police Department’s Nixle updates. Register for Nixle updates here: https://local.nixle.com/register/

Heat Advisory until 08:00PM Monday

  • WHAT…For the Excessive Heat Warning, dangerously hot conditions with heat index values greater than 112 expected. For the Heat Advisory, heat index values of 108 to 112 expected.
  • WHERE…Portions of southern Mississippi and southeast Louisiana.
  • WHEN…For the Excessive Heat Warning, until 8 PM CDT this evening. For the Heat Advisory, from 10 AM to 8 PM CDT Monday.
  • IMPACTS…Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
  • AFFECTED AREAS: WASHINGTON … NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA … UPPER JEFFERSON … AMITE … ASSUMPTION … POINTE COUPEE … IBERVILLE … WEST BATON ROUGE … UPPER LAFOURCHE … ST. HELENA … PEARL RIVER … PIKE … UPPER ST. BERNARD … HANCOCK … ASCENSION … ST. CHARLES … LIVINGSTON … SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA … WILKINSON … ORLEANS … ST. TAMMANY … WEST FELICIANA … ST. JAMES … ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST … EAST FELICIANA … WALTHALL … EAST BATON ROUGE … UPPER PLAQUEMINES … UPPER TERREBONNE

Instructions:

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

Address/Location
Covington Police Department
609 N Columbia St
Covington, LA 70433

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 985-892-8500

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CPD Promotes Crime Prevention with New Anonymous Tip App

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The Covington Police Department is increasing its crime-fighting arsenal with a new app to help residents connect with the department to find information, view alerts and submit anonymous tips from their smartphone. Developed by tip411, the Covington PD app puts a powerful new crime-fighting tool into the hands of community members of all ages. The Covington PD app is available for download for free via the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store.

“Police services are not limited to 911 emergencies. In addition to providing for the public safety, the Covington Police Department works proactively in our community to prevent crime,” said Covington Police Chief Stephen Culotta. “We believe the new Covington PD app from tip411 will help greatly enhance our ability to fight crime by engaging our community.”

The new Covington PD app enables the public to share an anonymous tip with police, allowing officers to respond back, creating an anonymous two-way conversation. Citizens can also submit videos and photographs with their tips.

“We’ve listened to feedback from partners like Covington Police and have built a more advanced and innovative product to help departments better engage their communities,” said tip411 President Terry Halsch.

“The Covington PD app powered by tip411 will greatly improve the public’s access to agency alerts, social media channels, important information to help fight crime.”

The Covington PD app and tip411 anonymous text a tip system are 100% anonymous, as the technology removes all identifying information before police see the tips and there is no way to identify the sender.

Those without a smartphone will still be able to share information with police by sending an anonymous text tip via their cell phone to police by texting keyword CPDLA and their message/tip to 847411 (tip411).

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CPD Firework Ordinance & Safety Tips

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The following is an update from the Covington Police Department. Follow Covington Police Department (Covington, LA) for more updates.

Two years ago the City of Covington passed an ordinance allowing the discharge of fireworks within the City limits of Covington. The ordinance outlined the two holidays, New Years and Fourth of July when residents could discharge fireworks. Specific timelines were given for each holiday. The times allowed to discharge this Fourth of July is as follows:

Fourth of July Fireworks:

July 3rd—10:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. on July 4th

July 4th—10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

July 5th—10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

We ask our residents to comply with the dates and times listed above.
In addition, we have been in communications with Covington Fire Chief Gary Blocker about the dry conditions. He has informed us that the area Fire Departments will continue to monitor the weather conditions throughout the weekend.

To get access to this Ordinance please see the link listed below:

https://library.municode.com/la/covington/codes/code_of_ordinances/?nodeId=PTIICOOR_CH46FIPRPR_ARTIINGE_S46-5FI

Covington Police Department July 4th Firework Safety Tips:

  • Do not allow young children to ignite or play with fireworks.
  • Always have an adult supervising while lighting fireworks.
  • Never point fireworks at another person.
  • Do not have any part of your body directly over a firework, when igniting.
  • Always keep a bucket of water or garden hose close by.
  • Never try to re-ignite or pick up fireworks that did not ignite.

Have a safe and happy July 4th!

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CPD Bike Division Gets Bold New Look

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The Covington Police Department would like to thank Gallardo  Signs and Printing, who recently re-striped the Bike Patrol Division’s entire fleet of bicycles.  Look for the newly striped bikes on a local street near you.  

The Covington Police Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is home to the Covington Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon. 

Newly hired CPD Officer Mary Dragg began her 18-week Police Academy Training last week  at the Slidell Regional Police Training Academy.  Officer Dragg and her fellow recruits went through hours of grueling physical exercises and worked together as a team to complete their training.  Join CPD in welcoming Officer Dragg to Covington!

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Caroline Darby Christmas Wish 2019

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Every year in December, members of the Covington Police Department get together to plan and organize the Caroline Darby Christmas Wish Toy Giveaway Event. We are happy to say that this year was a huge success!

Tons of members of the community rallied with the CPD to make sure this event was special. There were over 400 children who showed up to receive a toy and we would not have been able to do this without their help. We want to give a special thank you to the students from Covington High School, Archbishop Hannan High School, Fountainbleau High School, St Paul’s High School, and Monteleone Jr High School, who came out and helped in the event.

We would also like to give a big thank you to the Police Unity Tour who is a nonprofit organization that provided their trailer to the Caroline Darby Christmas Wish to transport all the toys. To find out more about the Police Unity Tour, please visit their website at www.policeunitytourviii.org

We constantly hear from parents around the community about how much this toy giveaway program means to their children, and we hope that we can make a lasting impact on children’s lives for the better every year. None of this would have been possible without you guys support and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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CPD Welcomes New recruits

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Recently, members of the Covington Police Department had the honor of attending the Slidell Police Department’s Regional Police Training Academy where five of Covington Police Departments recruits have attended for the past 18 weeks.

The CPD is honored to announce our newest POST Certified Officers:
Officer Michael Hess, Officer Cassia McGovern, Officer Joshua Simmons, Officer Jordan Talley, and Officer James Labonte.
Officer Labonte was awarded the 1st Place award for the Highest POST score.
Officer McGovern earn two awards, one of which was the 3rd Highest Scholastic Average.
Officer McGovern was also awarded the Captain Terry Young’s Award of Excellence!
We are extremely proud of our new officers and they now will begin their 16 week field training program where they will build upon what they have learned in the Academy.
We would like to thank the members of the Slidell Police Department and the training staff for providing quality training to our officers!
Please join us in congratulating these five new officers and welcome them to the CPD family!

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CPD Investigating Shooting, Red Beans Cook-Off Roundup

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CPD Investigates Shooting, Victim Stable

The Covington Police Department is actively investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday night around 11:30 p.m. Resulting in a 24-year-old male shot near the intersection of N. Filmore Street and Schultz Alley. The victim is in stable condition.
With the help of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab, CPD was able to process and collect evidence located on the scene.
If you have any information in regard to this shooting, we urge you to contact the Covington Police Department at 985-892-8500. You may also contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 where you can remain anonymous and earn a cash reward.

CPD Receives “Best of Badge” at Red Beans Cook Off

The Covington Police Department participated in the 10th Annual West St. Tammany Red Bean N Rice Cook Off by United Way. They competed against Mandeville Police Department and Covington Fire Department.

Sergeant Dugas displays the “Best of Badge” that the Covington Police Department team received at the 2019 Red Beans Cook Off to benefit United Way.

The event was a great success, and CPD is happy to announce that they took home “Best of the Badge” award. Congratulations, CPD and all participants!
The Covington Police Department is open 24/7, 7 days a week. Emergencies: 911 Assistance: 985-892-8500

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CPD Promotions, New Body Cameras

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The Covington Police Department is excited to announce the promotion of Mark Dugas from the rank of Officer to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Dugas is a veteran law enforcement officer who is well versed in many aspects of law enforcement. Please join us in congratulating Sergeant Dugas on his new position!
CPD is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Assistance: 985-892-8500 Emergency: 911

CPD Announces New Body Camera System

The Covington Police Department is excited to announce its recent partnership/transition to the Axon Body Camera System. Axon is a proven body camera solution that numerous agencies across the country have switched to. Officers have conducted test trials and research into different body camera systems and Axon has proven to be the most reliable solution!
Our goal at the Covington Police Department is to remain committed to serving our community with the highest of integrity, while remaining transparent.

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CPD Investigating Gunshots Fired

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The Covington Police Department is actively investigating an incident of gunshots fired at a large gathering near the intersection of West 28th Avenue and N. Monroe Street that occurred on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 8:30 pm.
Officers of the Covington Police Department, with the assistance of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, investigated the scene. At this time, no injuries have been reported to the Covington Police Department in relation to this incident. Further details will be released at a later date.
The Covington Police Department are asking for any members of the public, who may have any information about this shooting, to immediately contact us at 985-892-8500. You can also contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 where you can remain anonymous and earn a cash reward. CPD is Open 24/7, 7 days a week.

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Covington Police Department Promotions

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The Covington Police Department is excited to announce two promotions! The first promotion was Officer Patrick Sander, who is a 17 year law enforcement veteran, where he was promoted from the rank of Officer to Sergeant. Sergeant Sanders has been working for the Covington Police Department since 2016, and previously worked with the St Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office for 12 years. Prior to his time at the STPSO, Sergeant Sanders worked for two years with the Natchitoches Police Department . Throughout most of Sergeant Sanders’ career he has worked on the patrol and traffic divisions and is highly respected among his other officers. Sergeant Sanders is currently a Field Training Officer, and manages the CPD’s fleet. Sergeant Sanders will now be the Sergeant on Criminal Patrol Shift 2. Sergeant Sanders was joined by his family today for this amazing accomplishment.

The second promotion was Officer Nick Greaver, to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Greaver has been assigned to CPD Criminal Patrol Division since 2016. Prior to Sergeant Greaver’s time at the CPD, he served in the United States Coast Guard from 2007-2016 as a Lieutenant with a search and rescue specialty. Sergeant Greaver is currently a Field Training Officer and the Taser Instructor. This January Sergeant Greaver was voted as the 2018 Officer of the Year by his fellow officers. Sergeant Greaver will now be the Sergeant on Criminal Patrol Shift 4. Sergeant Greaver was joined by his fiancée for his accomplishment.

Please join us in congratulating Sergeant Sanders and Sergeant Greaver on their accomplishment! The Covington Police Department is open 24/7, 7 days a week. Call 985-892-8500 for Officer Assistance, call 911 for Emergency Assistance.

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CPD Kid’s Camp 2019, Welcome New Officers

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The Covington Police Department would like to remind the Covington area families that the Covington Police Department will be hosting its free annual kids summer camp for children ages 6 – 13.  The camp will be held on June 3, 2019 through June 7, 2019, from 8 a.m. – 12 noon.

To register your child for this camp, please come to the Covington Police Department, located at 609 N. Columbia Street in Covington.  The registration deadline is Friday, May 17, 2019.

Chief Stephen Culotta, Officer William Seals, Mayor Mike Cooper, Deputy Chief Robert Blount

The Covington Police Department is excited to announce the recent hiring of Officer William Seals.  Officer Seals is a veteran law enforcement officer with four years of law enforcement experience.  Please join the Covington Police Department in welcoming Officer Seals to the family.

Congratulations to Officer Taylor Putfark on his recent graduation from the Slidell Regional Police Academy. The A special thanks from the Covington Police Department to the entire Slidell Police Department for providing quality training to their recruits!

Taylor will now begin his 16 week Field Training Program where he will build upon the skills learned in the academy.  Please join us in congratulating Taylor on his amazing accomplishment! 

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Lt. Jimmie Slade Retires From CPD

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The Covington Police department announced at the end of March the retirement of a long time officer, Lieutenant Jimmie Slade. Lieutenant Slade retired after serving in law enforcement for 25 years.

L-R: CPD Chief Stephen Culotta, Retired Lt. Jimmie Slade

Slade was a great asset to CPD and will be dearly missed, please wish him a happy retirement! CPD is open 24/7. For assistance call 985-892-8500, Emergencies, dial 911