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Divisions, Bureaus & Units
 

The Irvine Police Department is comprised of six (6) distinct Divisions which operate under the direction and management of the Chief of Police. Each Division contains unique and specialized Bureaus, Units, and Sections responsible for overseeing and maintaining the programs of the Department.

Below are brief overviews of each Division. To read more about a specific Division, please use the navigation menu to the left, or click on the name of the Division, Bureau, Unit, or Section below to be re-directed to their respective web pages. To see the full Department Directory and Organizational Chart, CLICK HERE.

 
   
 

Administration Division:

The Administration Division, under the direct command of the Chief of Police and managed by Police Lieutenants, is responsible for overseeing the Department's policies and procedures, providing the internal and external communication regarding Department matters and events, and directing the goals and mission of the Department to the other Department Divisions.

The Administration Division is comprised of:

  • The Office of the Chief of Police
  • Public Information Officer
  • Support Services
 

Business Services Division

The Business Services Division provides the civilian support services of the Department. The Division  is managed by the Business Services Manager and under the command of the Chief of Police.

The Business Services Division is comprised of:

   
 

Operations Division

The Operations Division has the largest complement of sworn police officers in the Department. The Division is commanded by the Deputy Chief of Police and has three (3) Area Commanders who manage the geographic sections, Police Lieutenants who oversee their individual bureaus, and Police Sergeants who supervise the individual units and sections.

The Operations Division is comprised of:

 

Operations Support Division

The Operations Support  Division is responsible for overseeing the programs that support the Patrol and Investigations Bureau of the Department. The Division is commanded by the Deputy Chief of Police, managed by Police Lieutenants who oversee their individual bureaus, and Police Sergeants who supervise the individual units, sections and programs.

The Operations Support Division is comprised of: 

   
 

Office of Professional Standards

The Office of Professional Standards handles the human resources / risk management of the Department. The Office is managed by a Police Lieuteant and is under the command of the Chief of Police.

The Office of Professional Standards is responsible for:

  • Internal Affairs
  • Risk Management
  • Worker's Compensation
 

Office of Professional Development

The Office of Professional Development is responsible for the hiring and training of Department personnel, act as a Department liaison to the police academies, and manage the personnel and training files of Department employees. The Office of Professional Development is managed by a Police Lieutenant and is under the command of the Deputy Chief of Police.

The Office of Professional Development is comprised of: