Support Services Division
The Support Services Division of the Covington Police Department is responsible for most non-operational activities that allow the Covington Police Department to provide law enforcement services to the community. The Support Services Division is responsible for ensuring that our officers have the necessary equipment and support to provide high quality law enforcement services to our citizens.
The Support Services Division assists the Patrol and Criminal Investigation Divisions by providing communications, record filing, information retrieval and other functions. Those functions include:
- Computer entry of arrests, warrants and cases
- Word processing
- Filing and maintain records
- Respond to telephone/public contacts 24/7
- File traffic citations and accidents
- Maintain record security
- It is also our responsibility to process, file, and retain the official police reports received by this Agency and to make them available to the public in accordance with the applicable state laws.
The Sergeant in the Support Services Division is in charge of the department's accreditation status. The Covington Police Department currently holds International Accreditation and State Certifications. The Covington Police was the first police department in Georgia and the tenth in the nation to be internationally accredited in 1985 and has maintained their accreditation for the past 20+ years. Officer training, career development and research also falls under the responsibility of the Sergeant in Support Services.