Covington District (CVD)
- 1712 N. Columbia Street
- Covington, LA 70435
District Administrator: Kevin Hidalgo
- St. Tammany
Regular office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday – Friday)
From New Orleans: take the Causeway Bridge and stay on Hwy 190. As you get in to Covington, go over the overpass at the Bogue Falaya River. Go to the 4th traffic light and turn left; this is Columbia Street. The road veers to the left, and the Post Office is on the right. We are the next building on the left; there is a large sign on the road, 1712 N. Columbia Street.
From Northshore: take I-12 to exit 63 toward Covington. As you get in to Covington, go over the overpass at the Bogue Falaya River. Go to the 4th traffic light and turn left; this is Columbia Street. The road veers to the left, and the Post Office is on the right. We are the next building on the left; there is a large sign on the road, 1712 N. Columbia Street.
The staff consists of 38 Officers, 6 Supervisors, 8 Administrative staff and the District Manager.
Total cases under supervision = 5200; Sex Offenders = 130
CVD has one of the highest employment rate of offenders in the state, with 75% of supervised offenders employed. Approximately 500 offenders are in Drug Court, Sobriety Court and Behavioral Health Court. We also look forward to starting a Reentry court in 2013.
Special Community Projects
CVD’s Drug Court Program is recognized as one of the best in the country, and has been named as a mentor program for other drug courts to emulate. We have recently begun participation in a Behavioral Health Court providing extra treatment for those offenders with mental health issues. This program is modeled after the highly successful Drug Court and Sobriety Court.
Agents are extremely well trained and have participated in arrests with the FBI and the U.S. Marshals, as well as with our local law enforcement agencies. CVD has participated in training events with Covington PD SWAT and with the Tactical Team from Rayburn Correctional Center.
CVD also presents community awareness courses to schools, organizations and the public. Our Internet/Sex Offender Awareness course has been extremely well received.
CVD Agents support the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Special Olympics Torch Run, the local chapter of the Blue Knights that raises money for many different charities, local CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the Dream Factory (similar to Make A Wish), Young Men’s Business Club of Slidell, Habitat for Humanity and the Jaycees. The CVD staff also provides many Christmas gifts for local, less fortunate families through our partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services. Many CVD agents also volunteer with local children’s sports teams.