The City of Covington is looking for a new police chief.

According to the mayor and aldermen, police chief Larry Lindsey emailed them on Friday, Nov. 26 to give one week’s notice of his resignation which would be effective Friday, Dec. 3.

Lindsey, who has a long law enforcement career, has served a chief of police since September 2019. He made waves in his first few months after two longtime command staff members were demoted.


Lindsey’s resignation letter said he had no plans to resign.

“It has been my pleasure and a great honor to lead some of the finest women and men in law enforcement today and have had the opportunity to be part of so many positive  and impactful changes that have been instrumental in creating, in my opinion, the best police department in the history of the City of Covington.

“Resigning is not something that I have even considered, but I feel I have no other choice under the present internal environment.”

Lindsey had been on medical leave recently. Captain Jack Howell is acting police chief.

The City of Covington has announced the vacancy and is currently accepting applicants through Jan. 14, 2022.

The pay range is $75,000 – $85,000, depending on qualifications.

To apply, see the job posting on the city’s website at

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