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Chief’s Message

Chief Cotton

Welcome to the Covington Police Department. I encourage you to spend some time with our website to use it as a resource for assistance and to learn about us, and our services.

It is truly an honor to represent the hard working men and women of the Covington Police Department. We are at a pivotal point in our history, as we strive to stay the premiere law enforcement agency in Georgia. We understand that the fear of crime can be best reduced through the balanced delivery of policing that consists of three components: prevention, intervention, and enforcement. We also recognize that maintaining community safety can only be achieved with the support and involvement of our community.

This is an exciting time for our employees, our community partners and city government colleagues as we raise the quality of life in Covington and the Newton County area. Our commitment to Community Policing is to keep communication lines open between citizens and police which enhances confidence in public safety. Our website is just another tool we provide to streamline the delivery of police services to citizens we serve 24 hours a day – 7 days a week – 365 days a year.

Our greatest assets are our police employees and we are continually looking for innovative people who would like to be a part of our success. If you are interested in becoming part of the Covington Police Department family, I encourage you to click on our "Employment Opportunities" tab to get started in the right direction.

I invite you to add our website to your "favorites" as we will continually update our website to offer information and assistance. We also welcome your comments and suggestions.

Stacey L. Cotton
Chief of Police