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The following personnel are responsible for key areas within the Monrovia Police Department. Please feel free to contact them if you have any questions regarding areas they are responsible for within the department.

If you have an emergency, call 911. To file a police report, call (626) 256-8000. Do NOT use email to report a crime. Please call the Police Department to speak with a staff member.

HHarvey2018(2)Captain Heath Harvey, Operations Division Commander

Captain Harvey oversees the Operations Division of the Police Department, which includes patrol, parking enforcement, Foothills Special Enforcement Team (FSET), special events, reserve officer program, training, range staff, and traffic safety. He has a B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Captain Harvey can be reached at (626) 256-8095 or by email at hharvey@monrovia.laclen.org.

Wilken2018Captain Robert Wilken, Services Division Commander

Captain Wilken oversees the Services Division of the Police Department, which includes detectives, Special Enforcement Team (SET), community policing, records, jail operations, volunteers, evidence, dispatch, and the department's terrorism liaison duties. He has a B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Captain Wilken  can be reached at (626) 256-8096 or by email at rwilken@monrovia.laclen.org                                                                                                   

Alfaro2018(2)Lieutenant Jaime Alfaro, Detective Bureau Commander

Lieutenant Alfaro is assigned as the commander over investigations, which includes all detectives and the Special Enforcement Team. He has oversight of investigative case management, reviews for u-non immigrant visa certifications, and concealed weapon permits. He reviews and assesses alcohol, tobacco, and other related business licensing and is the Public Information Officer for Spanish speaking interviews. He is a graduate of California's Command College Class #53 and has an M.A. Degree in Organizational Management. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lieutenant Alfaro can be reached at (626) 256-8041 or by email at jalfaro@monrovia.laclen.org.

PNewton2018Lieutenant Patty Newton, Patrol Watch Commander

Lieutenant Newton oversees a patrol watch, including the police officers, jailer, dispatchers, and support staff on that watch. She is in charge of fleet operations, purchasing and maintenance, the department's Chaplain Program, and parking enforcement. Office hours vary according to her assigned shift.

Lieutenant Newton can be reached by email at pnewton@monrovia.laclen.org.

Covarrubias2018Lieutenant Sarah Covarrubias, Patrol Watch Commander

Lieutenant Covarrubias oversees a patrol watch, including the police officers, jailer, dispatchers, and support staff on that watch. She is responsible for the management of the Monrovia Police Department's Personnel & Training Office, Police Youth Explorer Program, and is in charge of personnel scheduling for the department. She has an M.A. Degree in Public Administration. Office hours vary according to her assigned shift.

Lieutenant Covarrubias can be reached by email at scovarrubias@monrovia.laclen.org.

Loy2018(2)Lieutenant Tom Loy, Patrol Watch Commander

Lieutenant Loy oversees a patrol watch, including the police officers, jailer, dispatchers, and support staff on that watch. He is also responsible for the management of the Monrovia Police Department's Traffic Safety Program, Traffic Safety Grant Program, First Aid AED Program and is the Field Training Officer coordinator.  Office hours vary according to his assigned shift. 

Lieutenant Loy can be reached by email at tloy@monrovia.laclen.org

Leon2018Javier Leon, Community Policing Officer

Officer Leon is responsible for Monrovia Police Department's Community Policing Programs, which includes Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, Graffiti and Gun Bounty Programs, Drive 25, and property management training. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Officer Leon can be reached at (626) 256-8036 or by email at jleon@monrovia.laclen.org.

Ruano2018James Ruano, School Resource Officer 

Officer Ruano is part of the Monrovia Police Department's Community Policing Bureau and is currently serving as the School Resource Officer for the Monrovia Unified School District. Officer Ruano’s hours are Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Officer Ruano can be reached at (626) 256-8014 or by email at jruano@monrovia.laclen.org.