The Covington Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency that works for the protection of lives and properties of individuals and businesses. It provides street patrolling services, as well as handles call related to security patrol, traffic control, investigation and first-aid at accident scenes, detention and arrest of persons involved in crime or misconduct. The department maintains VIPER unit, which works in areas related to drug offence, special events security, and repeated burglaries and thefts. The Covington Police Department conducts criminal investigations and maintains a record of offenders and most wanted criminals. It additionally if offers several emergency services that include crime victim compensation, crisis intervention and suicide counseling services.