• Sgt. Jay Black packs boxes for the move.

The Covington Police Department was in a state of disarray on Friday morning.

Boxes were being packed, lockers loaded onto dollies and offices that had been occupied for the last 20 years were being emptied as the department started its move.

The department is relocating to two new office spaces as the longtime building in which it’s been housed was deemed unsafe.


Starting Monday, Aug. 21, the patrol division, to which the public should visit when needing assistance, will be open at 211 S. Main Street, across from the post office.

The detectives and Special Crime Unit will be located in the former library at 300 W. Church Street.

Police chief Buddy Lewis will have an office in the Covington Municipal Center, which will officially open later this fall.

The city announced last month a new facility will be built across from the old library, where the detectives will be, at the site of the current senior center. Construction is expected to be completed within the next two years.

Echo Day
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