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About the Covina Police Department

The Covina Police Department is a small, yet full-service, law enforcement agency in Los Angeles County.  According to the Covina Police Department, “The members of Covina Police Department strive to provide excellent customer service to the citizens we serve. To facilitate this level of service we have divided the City into two service areas, with one lieutenant assigned to each area. Service Area Policing allows you to contact the lieutenant who is responsible for your specific area of concern for any non-emergency issues. It is a more citizen-friendly style of policing that provides for the following: Increased police accountability to citizens; More personalized service to residents and business owners; Increased citizen satisfaction and communication with the Police Department; Improved neighborhood quality of life.”

In addition to patrol and community policing functions, the Covina Police Department also has an investigative function.  According to the Covina Police Department, “The Detective Division is committed to timely and responsive follow up investigations of reported crime, as well as proactive enforcement of narcotic offenses. In conjunction with the Community Oriented Policing philosophy, the Detective Division strives to solve crime and to increase public awareness and educate the citizens of the community on how to better protect themselves from being victimized by crime. There are six work units within the Detective Division: Crimes against Persons; Juvenile and Sex Crimes; Economic Crimes; Property Crimes; Narcotics Crimes & Drug Busts; and, Gang Crimes.”

Andrew Harvey served in law enforcement for 25 years, the last twelve as a captain with a Southern California police agency. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Cal State Los Angeles, and and an educational doctorate in the field of organizational leadership from Pepperdine University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the California POST Command College, the West Point Leadership Program, and is recognized in California as a master instructor.
Dr. Harvey is an experienced college educator, currently serving as a professor at the University of Phoenix, and as a faculty advisor for the Union Institute and University.  He has been published numerous times in national and international publications. He is a recognized expert in leadership and career development, and has served as an instructor in command leadership at the Los Angeles Police Academy. He has appeared as a leadership authority on television and radio, including the internationally broadcast Bloomberg Business Television Show, and the nationally syndicated Joey Reynolds Radio Show. Through his company, Andrew Harvey Seminars, he provides training and consulting to both public and private sector leaders and organizations throughout the nation.
His first book, The Call to Lead: How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary Leaders, has received national attention. The book shows the way for leaders toward ethical and competent leadership.  His second book, Leadership: Texas Hold 'Em Style, will be published in Fall, 2006 through Quill Driver Books.  This work stresses academically sound leadership practices, but uses the game of poker as a metaphor to illustrate the concepts of leadership in a fun and innovative way.

According to the book description, Tucker & Me: Growing Up A Part-Time Southern Boy "is the story of a child growing up in the Mad Men era of the 1960's. Filled with humor, sadness, and harrowing incidents, the memoir refl ects all the emotions of life one experiences growing up, in this case, with a single mom who lived in Los Angeles and a father who lived in a small town suburb of Atlanta, Georgia known as Tucker. Traveling in the summers to the alternate universe in Tucker, the author experienced a roller coaster ride of two completely different lifestyles."

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