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Jordan appointed assistant police chief

PHOTO 1: Covington’s newest Assistant Police Chief Marcus Jordan, right, poses with Chief Brian Valenti, center, and Assistant Police Chief Justin Wietholter. PHOTO 2: From left, Lt. Justin Bradbury, Sgt. Aaron Ashley, Assistant Chief Justin Wietholter, Chief Brian Valenti, Capt. Robert Ros...

26 years’ experience to guide Chief Valenti

Community outreach, constant improvement among priorities of Police Department’s new leader COVINGTON, Ky. – Like his predecessor, Covington’s new police chief began his career as a patrol officer in the city 25 or more years ago and knows every facet of both the community ...

Riverfest rules set for downtown, Devou

Familiar restrictions for fireworks display address safety, traffic, parking COVINGTON, Ky. – Large crowds will again flock to the riverfront and viewing spots around Covington to watch the annual Labor Day weekend fireworks on Sunday, Sept. 4, so the City and its Police Departmen...

Nader ends 25-year career

Photo 1: One, Rob Nader in 2016. (Photo used courtesy Katie Woodring). Photo 2: Chief Nader, always a good sport, poses as the pretend security guard, with a watchdog, overseeing the Communication Department’s stash of canned goods during the City staff’s annual food drive. Fr...

How loud is too loud? City updates noise ordinance to add clarity, effectiveness

COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington has tweaked its noise ordinance to make it easier to understand and enforce. The changes include separate regulations for daytime and nighttime monitoring and more objective evaluation of whether noise is unreasonably loud and thus violates the ordinan...

‘Ready to Read with Covington P.D.’

Photos 1 and 2: Officers Petri and White help young readers at City Heights. Photo 3: From left, Officer White, Officer Hancock, Officer Monson, Sgt. Meyer, Officer McBee, Officer Christen, and Officer Petri (lying down) pose with young readers near the Read Ready Covington sign. Officers...

Deadline is July 1 for $500 FOP scholarship

Photo taken by Covington Police Sgt. Jason Gray COVINGTON, Ky. – The deadline is July 1 for recent high school graduates headed to college to apply for a $500 scholarship from Covington’s police union. To earn the Covington FOP Lodge #1 Fallen Officer Scholarship, students must fil...

Cruiser purchase aimed at ‘catching up’

Doug Meyung, a Fleet mechanic with Covington’s Public Works Department, works on a since-retired cruiser in this file photo. $500K budget amendment earmarked for badly needed cars COVINGTON, Ky. – A Covington police officer recently started to follow and pull over a driver who...

New recruitment program opens pipeline from military to law enforcement

The process of becoming a police officer includes both classroom study and in-the-field training at a 20-week formal state police academy, followed by on-the-job training under the tutelage of a Covington field training officer. Officers with specialized roles, such as K9 officers, require even more...

Covington PD welcomes officer’s return

Veteran Police Officer Ryan Jones – signing papers after a (re)swearing-in ceremony today – is back with the Covington Police Department after a short time away.   COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington Police Officer Ryan Jones is back on familiar territory, patrolling the streets ...
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