City of Covington Police Department
Emergency dispatch: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency dispatch: (206) 296-3311
Covington Police Department
16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100
Covington, WA 98042-4964
Business Phone: (253) 480-2433
Chief Andy McCurdy
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The City of Covington incorporated in 1997, and has 18,100 residents who call it home. Covington has a mix of large and small retail businesses, healthcare facilities, residential neighborhoods, and recreational areas. Covington has partnered with the Sheriff's Office to provide law enforcement to its residents since incorporation.
Covington police officers use community policing and problem solving practices with residents and local businesses to proactively address crime issues in a participatory way. Officers also work with resident volunteers to assist with specific projects such as park patrols, vacation house checks, and parking enforcement.
The Covington Police Department created a "Cops in Schools" program for local elementary schools, with the goal to support safe and crime-free campuses. Each dayshift officer in Covington Police Department supports the “Cops in Schools” program and spends 1-2 hours, 1-2 days per week, at their assigned school.
In addition, Covington Police Department is beginning a new partnership with the Kent School District to provide a full-time school resource officer ("SRO") at Kentwood High School, a school of about 1,875 students ages 13-18, as well as at the city's two middle schools.
In all school programs, officers provide visual law enforcement presence on campus, establish long term relationships with staff and faculty, assist with instruction on a variety of topics, and to serve as a trusted resource the students can approach with questions and issues.
"The Covington Police officers are, for all intents and purposes, part of our team here in Covington. We have always had officers that love our community and want to be here, which translates into dedicated life-saving and crime-preventing service by our officers on behalf of the residents of Covington. We are fortunate to have such a police department."
- Regan Bolli, Covington City Manager