The Covington Police Department (CPD) continues to collaborate with our community and strives to maintain the utmost level of public safety to preserve our quality of life.
For almost 150 years, CPD has provided safety and security to residents, business owners, and visitors to our city. The City of Covington continues to enjoy a low crime rate, especially when compared to available Louisiana and National averages. We strive to be as transparent as possible by giving our community updates regarding the 2023 crime statistics.
In 2023, there was a significant decrease in violent crimes in the City of Covington with an overall 24% reduction compared to 2022. There was a 50% decrease in robberies, with two reported in 2023 compared to four reported in 2022.
There were no homicides in the City of Covington in 2023, compared to an unprecedented high of four in 2022.
The City of Covington also saw a slight elevation in property crimes, namely larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, property crime has increased by 4.6%. The main driving factor in property crimes continues to be unsecured (unlocked) vehicles.
Crime reduction is a community effort; it takes all members of our city, working together, to combat crime. Our officers work day and night to serve and protect, and we are grateful to our partners who assist us in this ongoing effort. The City of Covington and elected officials, faith-based communities, non-profit organizations, and the citizens of Covington continue to step up to help our department year after year.
The Covington Police Department is committed to effectively and impartially enforcing the law while serving and protecting our community.