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Crime Information

Crime Mapping

The Covington Police Department partners with RAIDS Online to compile crime data and other information and display it in a free, online public portal. Crime mapping helps the public get a better idea of the crime activity in their area so they can make more informed decisions about how to stay safe.

To visit the Community Crime Mapping site, please visit: http://communitycrimemap.com/?address=Covington,KY 

Get a Police Report

Copies of Incident Reports can be obtained in person at the Covington Police Department between 12 and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Reports are available 3 to 4 days after filing. Involved parties on the Incident Report  may obtain a copy of the report for free. All other parties must file an Open Records Request and will be charged $0.10 per page. Incident Reports can also be obtained online at www.buycrimes.com.

To receive a copy of an accident report, please visit the Covington Police Department between 12 and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is a fee of $5. Only involved parties (Driver, Owner, Insurance company, Attorney for one of the involved parties) can receive copies of Accident Reports.

File a Police Report

The Covington Police Department uses Kentucky’s Online Crime Incident Reporting System. If you have an emergency, such as witnessing a crime in progress or a life-or-death situation, please call 911. The online citizen incident reporting system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a draft copy of the police report for free.

Only the following crimes may be reported using civilian online incident reporting:

  • Harrassing Communications
  • Property Lost or Mislaid (Under $500)
  • Criminal Mischief (Less than $1,000 damage)
  • Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card or Debit Card (Under $500 over a six month period)
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking (Under $500)
  • Larceny from Auto (Under $500)
  • Non-Criminal Property Damage

If you have one of these crimes to report, please confirm the following to find out if online citizen incident report filing is right for you:

  • This is not an Emergency.
  • This incident occurred in Covington, Kentucky.
  • There are no known suspects.
  • You at least 18 years of age.
  • You have a valid email address.

If you answered “yes” to all of the above questions, you are ready to file your report online. Please make sure to turn off any pop-up blocking software before filing the report. If you answered “no” to any of the questions or if your incident involves a fire arm of any kind, please contact Kenton County Communications at 859-356-3191 to file a report. 

Upon completion of this report process you will:

  • See the words: "Your online police report has been submitted" showing that your police report is complete.
  • Be able to print a draft copy of the police report to keep for your records.
  • Your report will be reviewed by an officer and given a police report case number.
  • Once it is reviewed, you receive an email stating that it has been approved.
  • An approved copy of the report will be available for download at buycrimes.com.

Please Note:

  • All cases filed using the Citizens Online Police Reporting System will be reviewed.
  • Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted.
  • The approval/review process takes time and it may be up to 5-7 before the final report is available for download.
  • Filing a false police report is a crime.
  • To view your accident report, visit www.buycrash.com
  • To view your incident report, visit www.buycrimes.com

To download the Police Department's Open Records Request Form, click here.