Department policy

Read our updated policy manual for 2020-2023.

Municipal Code

In an effort to assist residents, businesses and visitors, we have made our city municipal code available online to allow easy access to information you may find helpful. 

Special Permits

Click below to view and download entertainment permits as well as private security permits.


The Police Department and the City of Covina have adopted the use of NIXLE as a means of notifying the community of emergency information or critical incidents. Sign up to receive text notifications.

Child Safety Seat Laws & Info

Changes in the law increased protection of children in California. As of January 1, 2012, all children under age 8 are required to ride in a safety seat or booster in the back seat. All children under age 16 are required to ride properly buckled up in safety belt, booster or safety seat. Most children need a booster to fit properly in a safety belt until they are 10 to 12 years old.

California Vehicle, Penal, and other Codes

California Law is encompassed in 29 codes altogether, all of which can be researched by clicking California Codes. Covina Police Department officers most commonly enforce Penal, Vehicle, and Health and Safety Code violations, as well as Covina Municipal Codes.

Megan's Law

California’s Megan’s Law was enacted in 1996 Penal Code § 290.46. It mandates the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) to notify the public about specified registered sex offenders. Megan’s Law also authorizes local law enforcement agencies to notify the public about sex offender registrants found to be posing a risk to public safety.

Marsy's Law

Marsy’s Law is named after Marsalee (Marsy) Ann Nicholas was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. One week after her death, her mother was confronted with her daughter’s murderer without any notification of his release. Marsy’s Law ensures that victims of crime have equal, constitutional rights on the same level as those accused and convicted of crimes.