King County Courthouse 516 Third Ave Room W-150 Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 296-4155 TTY Relay: 7-1-1 firstname.lastname@example.org
Call (206) 296-3311 to report a neighborhood problem or a crime that is not an emergency.
Covington incorporated in August of 1997, and immediately began contracting with the King County Sheriff’s Office for their police services.
Covington has 10 patrol officers, one motorcycle officer, one detective and a chief assigned full time to the City. There are usually two officers on duty in the City at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Covington officers wear Covington uniforms and drive Covington marked patrol cars. The officers have office space in City Hall for completing reports and making phone calls, but spend the majority of their time in their cars patrolling the City. All calls are dispatched through the King County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center. The Covington officers are supported by the services and staff of the King County Sheriff’s Office Precinct Three in Maple Valley, the King County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center, (Dispatch Center) and the services of the King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, Special Assault detectives, Major Accident Reconstruction and Response Unit, SWAT, K-9, Air Support, Bomb Disposal Unit and other units within in the Special Operations Division.
The Covington Police Department’s mission is to provide quality, professional law enforcement services to improve public safety. To reduce crime and the fear of crime and provide high quality, cost effective, and accountable services to the City of Covington. Covington officers proactively partner with residents, citizens and business owners to solve problems and prevent crimes. This philosophy of community policing has proven to be very successful in bringing the police officers and citizens’ closer together creating an effective partnership.