Our website is just one of the tools we provide to streamline the delivery of police services to the citizens we serve 24 hours a day – 7 days a week – 365 days a year.


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 community safety can only be maintaining with the trust, 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 entire Newton County area. Our commitment to Community Policing is predicated on keeping communication lines open between citizens and police which enhances confidence in public safety.

Our People are Our greatest assets

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're interested in becoming part of the Covington Police Department family, I encourage you to click on our "Careers" tab to get started in the right direction.

Chief Cotton with Police Car
Chief Cotton