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A career in law enforcement is both rewarding and challenging. Officers are highly trained and skilled; they must have a high degree of motivation, benevolence and understanding in order to be the officer that today’s society demands.

There are many exciting career avenues in the field of law enforcement. Initially, there is the Patrol Division, where the majority of officers gain their initial experience. However, one can also explore the realms of Investigations, Street Crimes, DARE, Narcotics, Administration, Training, School Resources, Traffic and Crime Prevention. The Covington Police Department currently fills all of these positions, among others. Additionally, the department could not function without our dispatchers and office staff who oversee the Records Division, City Court, Human Resources and Evidence.

Taking into consideration the demanding yet gratifying challenge of a law enforcement career, if you feel this is your calling, we would like to meet you. To join the Covington Police Department you must:

  1. Be a United States citizen
  2. Be a high school graduate (or have a G.E.D. or equivalent)
  3. Be 21 years of age
  4. Have a current, valid Louisiana or other state driver’s license
  5. Have no felonies or criminal convictions

You will also need to pass the Louisiana Civil Service test for the position you apply for, which you can take in Covington or in other locations throughout Louisiana where that test is offered. Details of this testing are also included in our response to you. If you would like to join our volunteer Police Reserve, you will also be required to go through the same application procedure.

For more information or to receive an application for hire, please visit the Human Resources page.

Employment Opportunities

Career at Covington Police Department
Civil Service
MPERS
Join our Team

Visit our Employment Opportunities page

Follow Us

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Nixle

Visit Our Social Media Page

Divisions

Criminal Patrol
Criminal Investigations
Training
DARE Program
Bicycle Patrol
Traffic
Public Information

Visit Our Divisions Page

Public Information

Press Releases
Wanted Suspects
Most Wanted
Anonymous Tips
Missing Persons
Sex Offenders
Alzheimer’s Registration
Bicycle Registration
Domestic Violence Help
Neighborhood Watch
File a complaint

Report a Crime

Contact Information
Crime Stoppers
Submit Anonymous Tips
Tip411 – Crime Reporting App

General Information

Accident Reports
Pay Traffic Fines
Police Reports
Hurricane Prep
Operation Angel
Mardi Gras
Caroline Darby Christmas Wish
Halloween Safety
Child Safety Seats