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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 ...

Is alert system reaching you?

Photo from last night’s TV news broadcast used with permission of WCPO. A day after chemical plant incident, residents again urged to enroll in county's emergency notification network COVINGTON, Ky. – Just after 8:15 Monday evening, a ferocious “boom” could be ...

FOP scholarship: $500 to high school senior

College-bound students need to write essay, fill out application   COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s police union wants to give $500 to a college-bound high school senior. To earn the Covington FOP Lodge #1 Fallen Officer Scholarship, seniors must fill out an application found H...

‘Shop with a Cop’ photos will make your day

Covington Police Officer Josh Knott demonstrates his wrapping skills. COVINGTON, Ky. – The smiling faces on the 22 children – and the 24 Covington Police Officers who participated in the Covington Police Department’s annual “Shop with a Cop” event on Wednes...

Covington 1st Responders part of tornado response

A photo taken by Covington Police Lt. Bryan Bogard and supplied by Covington FOP #1 shows some of the damage caused by a tornado that tore through the town of Mayfield, Ky. Firefighters, police on the ground in Western Ky. COVINGTON, Ky. – A police officer and five firefighters from the ...

Police Dept. again awarded ‘rare’ affirmation

Covington remains 1 of only 3 police agencies in Ky. to earn independent accreditation COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s Police Department remains in rare company, having – again – passed an internationally recognized independent organization’s rigorous, years’...

Covington swears in new officer

New Covington Police Officer Zachary Stayton was sworn in by Assistant Police Chief Justin Wietholter, left, and Mayor Joe Meyer, right.   COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s newest police officer is an Army veteran and a Covington native. Zachary Stayton, a graduate of Holmes Hig...

In October, ‘Paint The Cov Pink’

City, partners mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month with mammogram event, other activities   COVINGTON, Ky. – Pink, the power color of breast cancer awareness, will be the City of Covington’s veritable signature color throughout October as the City and its partners mark Breas...
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