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News ImageChief Maggard Swears in the Department's Three New Officers

On August 27, 2014, Chief Maggard swore in three new police officers, Michael Ward, Alan Patrick and Joshua Brewer. Each officer is a recent graduate of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Regional Training Academy.



News ImageGot a Minute? - School Zone Safety
'Got-a-Minute?' Quick information you can use right now!

With the start of a new school year just around the corner, we want to take the opportunity to remind motorists and parents of the increased pedestrian and bicycle activity this time of the season brings to our neighborhoods.

News ImageSeptember is National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month and the Irvine Police Department Office of Emergency Management would like to encourage Irvine residents to be prepared by making a family plan, stockpiling emergency supplies and knowing how to stay connected to the City. Taking these simple steps will go a long way during a natural disaster or other emergency.

News ImageIrvine Police Swears in New Officer
On Wednesday, Chief Maggard swore in Officer Ralph Villejo in a ceremony held in the Department's Emergency Operations Center. Officer Villejo took his oath of office in a room filled with friends, family and new co-workers.



News ImageWire Fraud and Money Scams
The Irvine Police Department would like to share some 'Wire Fraud and Money Scams' prevention tips.
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News ImageThree Officers Sworn In
On Friday, Chief Maggard swore in three new Irvine police officers in a ceremony held in in Department's Emergency Operations Center. The three officers, Paul Gebert, Frank LoNigro and Nate Ridlon took their oath of office in front of a crowd full of their friends, family members and new co-workers

News ImageThe Irvine Police Bring a Whole New Meaning to 'Protect and Serve' for One Special Night
The Irvine Police Bring a Whole New Meaning to 'Protect and Serve' for One Special Night

Irvine Police Department officers and employees will volunteer to serve as celebrity waiters and collect tips for the Special Olympics on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. at the Irvine Spectrum.

For details visit our Facebook page at this link


News Image"Click It or Ticket"


The National “Click It or Ticket” traffic safety campaign begins today, May 19, and will continue through June 1. The Irvine Police Department will be joining law enforcement throughout the state to conduct targeted seat belt enforcement in support of the Office of Traffic Safety’s efforts to boost seat belt use both day and night.



News ImageWarm Weather Pet Safety Tips - Vehicle Temperature
As temperatures outside rise, the inside temperature of a vehicle can heat up quickly. Although dark colored vehicles absorb heat much faster, all vehicles get hot inside quickly in warm temperatures, even with the windows slightly down. Please remember to not leave your pets inside your vehicle even for “just a minute” while you run an errand.

News ImageIrvine Police CERT Program

Do you want to learn more about the Irvine Police Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) program? Do you want to join and become a C.E.R.T. member? Watch this video to learn how you can!

CLICK HERE to view the Irvine Police C.E.R.T. video



News ImageIrvine Police Celebrates National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
This week is National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week!

On our website, we have multiple resources and information about our Animal Services Unit as well as answers to most questions you may have.

News ImageThis week, April 13-19th is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

This week, April 13-19th is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.


News ImageAre You Interested in a Career in Law Enforcement as a Police Officer?


If so, the Irvine Police Department would like to announce that starting April 14, 2014 through April 25, 2014 there will be an open application acceptance window for the position of Police Officer Recruit.



News ImageGot-a-Minute? - April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month
'Got-a-Minute?' Quick information you can use right now!

The month of April is 'Distracted Driver Awareness Month'

The Irvine Police Department would like to share with you some important informaiton about distracted driving.

View the video here.


News ImageApril is Earthquake Preparedness Month

April is Earthquake Preparedness Month and the Irvine Police Department Office of Emergency Management would like to encourage Irvine residents to be prepared by making a family plan, stockpiling emergency supplies and knowing how to stay connected to the City. Taking these simple steps will go a long way during an earthquake or other emergency.



News ImageIrvine Police Department Supports National Prescription Drug Take-Back Event
On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the Irvine Police Department will be participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

News ImageWildlife Watch Program Presentation
Do you want to know more about the Indigenous animals of Irvine?

Click "more information" for details and a link to a printable flyer.


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News ImageIrvine Police Personnel Participate in Read Across America
DARE Officer Aragon, Officer Chandler and Public Safety Assistant Lovenduski, participated in the Read Across America Campaign today in honor of the late great Dr. Seuss. Officers went to four Irvine elementary schools and read books to students in their classrooms. The students were excited to have these special classroom guests and eager to ask questions about law enforcement after the stories were read.

News ImageChief Maggard Receives the Joe Malloy Award

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Chief Maggard was honored at the 37th Annual California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) Training symposium. Outgoing CPCA President, Covina Police Chief Kim Raney presented Chief Maggard with the prestigious Joe Malloy Award for his dedication and service to law enforcement and to the California Police Chiefs Association.


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News ImageSergeant Miller Sworn In as the Department’s Newest Sergeant

Wednesday afternoon, Barry Miller was sworn in by Chief Maggard as the Department’s newest Sergeant. Barry’s family, friends and coworkers were joined by his extended OCFA family and colleagues from the Long Beach Police Department during a ceremony in the Emergency Operations Center. It was standing room only to watch the ceremony and congratulate Sergeant Miller as he takes on his new role as a formal leader within the Department.



News ImageIrvine Police Swear in Three New Officers
On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, Chief Maggard swore in three new police officers in a ceremony held in in Department’s Emergency Operations Center. The three officers, Bo Kim, Joshua Wyper and Mudassar Mahmood took their oath of office in front of a packed crowd full of friends, family members and new co-workers.

News ImageSenior Crime Analyst Darcy Purvis - Employee of the Quarter

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Senior Crime Analyst Darcy Purvis received the Employee of the Quarter award at a luncheon hosted by the Irvine Exchange Club at the Marriott Hotel. Chief Maggard, Commander Hallinan and Lieutenant Condon attended the luncheon to lend their support to this well-deserved honor.



News ImageCommander Hallinan and Lieutenant Andersen Sworn In

On Tuesday, Chief Maggard swore in Commander Mike Hallinan and Lieutenant Frank Andersen during a ceremony at the Irvine Civic Center’s Conference and Training Center. A capacity crowd attended to congratulate the men on their promotions including several members of the community and colleagues from other law enforcement agencies.



News ImageIrvine Police Department Hosts Orange County DUI Task Force Press Conference
On Monday, December 16, at 10:00 a.m., the Irvine Police Department will host the Orange County DUI Task Force press conference in the Civic Center piazza.


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News ImageTips to Stay Safe this Holiday Season
Be a smart shopper this holiday season. As the shopping rush begins, here are some helpful tips from the Irvine Police Department to make your holiday shopping safer at local stores and online.

News ImageChief Maggard Swears in Irvine's Newest Officer
On Thursday, October 31, 2013, Chief Maggard swore in Clay Rinker as the Department’s newest police officer in a ceremony held in the briefing room.

News ImageSave the date! Child Safety Seat Inspection November 13
On Wednesday, November 13, the Irvine Police Department will be hosting a countywide car seat inspection event at the Lakeview Senior Center, 20 Lake Road, Irvine, 92604. Safety seat technicians from the Irvine, Garden Grove, Tustin and Orange County Sheriff’s departments as well as CHOC and the Orange County Health Department will be joining forces to inspect and assist with the proper installation of child safety seats.

News ImageTIP Recognizes Detective Hernandez at ‘Hero's with Heart' Banquet
On Friday, October 25, Detective Leticia Hernandez was honored at the Annual Trauma Intervention Program, Hero’s with Heart Dinner at the Anaheim Hilton.

News ImageOfficer Bergstrom Employee Of The Quarter
On Tuesday, Motor Officer Bergstrom received the Employee of the Quarter award during a luncheon held at the Irvine Marriott Hotel.

News ImageK9 Officer Smith And Buddy Visit Tarbut V’torah
On Tuesday, Officer R. Smith and K9 Buddy visited Tarbut v’Torah and assisted one of the students with a “book talk” presentation. The student had read a book about working dogs, and Buddy assisted by demonstrating some of his skills for the class.

News ImageIrvine Officers Participate In OCFA Open House
Saturday, SWAT Officers Bryant and Campbell and D.A.R.E. Officer Aragon attended OCFA Open House on Saturday, October 12.

News ImageIrvine Police Host Female Officers From Tajikistan
On Friday, the Irvine Police Department hosted a group of female officers visiting from Tajikistan. Female police officers in Tajikistan have been traditionally assigned to administrative duties only, very similar to the beginnings for women in law enforcement in the United States.

News ImageSWAT Team Training Held In Los Angeles
Last Thursday and Friday, Irvine Police Department SWAT had the opportunity to train with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB). SEB members provided incident debriefs of critical incidents highlighting lessons learned and provided range training.

News ImageHoliday Toy Drive
The City of Irvine, in partnership with the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, is holding a special toy drive to benefit the children and families of Irvine’s adopted Marine Battalion from Camp Pendleton. Help make the season brighter for a child whose mom or dad is in service to this country by donating a new, unwrapped gift suitable for infants or children through 12 years.

News ImageNew Officers Sworn In

On Monday, September 16, 2013, Chief Maggard swore in Police Officers Heather Phillips and Brain Sharp. Family, friends and Department personnel were on hands to welcome the officers who are new to Irvine but not to law enforcement. Officer Phillips comes to Irvine from the Costa Mesa Police Department and Officer Sharp comes to us from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.



News ImagePromotion Ceremony at City Hall

On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, Chief Maggard swore in one new Lieutenant and two new Sergeants in a promotional ceremony at City Hall. Lieutenant Scott McClellan will fill the vacancy of the Office of Support Services and Special Projects while Sergeant Frough Jahid and Jeff Alexen will fill supervisor roles in patrol operations.



News ImageActing Lieutenant McClellan Graduates from the Supervisory Leadership Institute
On Friday, August 9, 2013, Acting Lieutenant McClellan graduated from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI) in Sacramento

News ImageIrvine Police Host National Night Out
On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, The Irvine Police Department organized the City’s annual National Night Out. The event was held at three locations - University Park, The Ranch Park and Cypress Village Community Park.

News ImageGot a Minute? Home Security


Got –a Minute? Quick information you can use right now!

Click here for the latest edition on Home Security.



News ImageNew Officers Sworn In
On Monday, July 15, 2013, Chief Maggard swore in Police Officers Salazar and Crawley during a ceremony held in the Department’s Emergency Operations Center. Family members, friends and Department personnel were in attendance to welcome the new officers who graduated from the 205th class of the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy last week.

News ImageIrvine Police Patrol Units to be Equipped with AEDs

Beginning the week of August 5, Irvine’s marked patrol fleet will be equipped with 49 automated external defibrillator (AED) devices. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the disruption of the heart’s function, causing a lack of blood flow to vital organs. According to the American Red Cross, SCA is one of the leading causes of unexpected death and affects more than 350,000 people in the United States annually.



News ImageIrvine Recognized at International D.A.R.E. Conference

On Wednesday, July 17, 2013, Chief Maggard received the D.A.R.E. Law Enforcement Executive of the Year award at the international DARE conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Chief Maggard received this award on behalf of the many people in Irvine who make D.A.R.E. so successful. .



News ImageA Message from Southern California Edison

The Irvine Police Department would like to share this important information from Southern California Edison


Please click here for the full PDF


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News ImageGot-a-Minute? Firework Safety


Got –a Minute? Quick information you can use right now!

Click here for the latest edition on Firework Safety.



News ImageOfficers Attend Training at Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles
On Thursday, June 6, 2013, twelve members of the Irvine Police Department attended a Korean cultural training seminar held at the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The purpose of the training is to provide officers with an understanding of Korean culture and customs.

News ImageSergeant Gielish Honored by Irvine Ranch Conservancy
On Saturday, June 8, 2013, Sergeant Troy Gielish was presented with the Excellence in Partnership Award by the Irvine Ranch Conservancy. The award was presented at the annual Volunteer and Partner Celebration which recognizes the recipients of the Irvine Ranch Conservancy Excellence in Volunteerism awards and the annual Partnership awards.

News ImageGot-a-Minute?

Got –a Minute? Quick information you can use right now!

Click here for the latest edition on Garage Burglaries.



News ImageIrvine Police Bring a Whole New Meaning to 'Protect and Serve' for One Special Night

Irvine Police Department officers and employees will volunteer to serve as celebrity waiters and collect tips for the Special Olympics on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. at the Irvine Spectrum.

Be there as they take on FOUR restaurants in one night!


Join us at Javier’s Cantina, Ruby’s Diner, P.F. Chang’s and Kabuki Japanese Restaurant at the Irvine Spectrum Entertainment Center located at 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine, CA



News ImageIrvine Police Department to Participate in National “Click it or Ticket Campaign”
The Irvine Police Department has joined other California law enforcement agencies to support the “Click it or Ticket” traffic safety campaign which runs May 20 through June 2.

News ImagePushups for Charity Event to Benefit Military Personnel
On Saturday, May 11, 2013, The Irvine Police Department hosted the 4th Annual Pushups for Charity event at the Irvine Civic Center Piazza. The event was planned and coordinated by Detective Sean Paul Crawford with the help of Custom Bodies Fitness in Irvine. This event gathers local high school and middle school teams for a friendly competition of who can do the most pushups as a team. This year the students competing for the bronze boot were from University High School, Woodbridge High School, Irvine High School, Irvine Girls Lacrosse and Sierra Vista Middle School. While University High was hoping to defend its win from last year, Woodbridge High came in first with 490 pushups just pushing past University by 20 pushups.


News ImageIrvine Police in Attendance at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC
This week, the Irvine Police Honor Guard represented the Department at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC. Additional Irvine Police personnel also attended several of the events during National Police Week, May 11 -18.

News ImageOfficer Reutershan Receives the OC Auto Theft Award
On Thursday, May 9, 2013, the Orange County Auto Theft Advisory Committee (ATAC) held its 23rd annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Officer of the Year awards.

News ImageGot-a-Minute?

Got-a-Minute?

Click here for the latest edition of Got-a Minute on Coyotes featuring

Animal Services Supervisor Kimberly Cherney



News ImageHonor Guard and Explorers Represent the Irvine Police Department at State Memorial
On May 6, 2013, The Irvine Police Department participated in the 37th Annual California Peace Officer’s Memorial Ceremony in Sacramento

News ImageReporter Michele Gile Receives the Irvine Rotary Club Public Safety Partnership Award

On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, the Irvine Rotary Club and the Irvine Police Department presented Michele Gile, a reporter with CBS/KCal9, with the Public Safety Partnership Award at a breakfast held at the Rancho Senior Center.



News ImageFormer Irvine Police Officers Honored by Crime Survivors
On Friday, April 26, 2013, Chief Maggard, Deputy Chief Hamel, Commander Mahoney and Lieutenants Hallinan and Hurtado attended the Crime Survivors 2013 Annual Award ceremony, held in Garden Grove.

News ImageDrug Take Back Event a Huge Success
On Saturday, April 27, 2013, the Irvine Police Department participated in National Drug Take-Back day.

News ImageRecord Turn Out for Volunteer Breakfast
On Saturday, April 27, 2013, the Annual Volunteer Awards Breakfast was held at the Lakeview Senior Center.

News ImageDeputy Chief Hamel Graduates from Command College

On Friday, April 26, 2013, Deputy Chief Mike Hamel graduated from Command College in a ceremony held in San Diego. The 18-month program developed by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) meets every other month and is designed to focus police leaders on dynamics in leadership, strategic planning proactive solutions and futures forecasting. Essentially, the program is designed to utilize experts from outside the field of law enforcement to teach police managers how to manage the future.

Congratulations to Deputy Chief Hamel who graduated with academic honors including class Valedictorian and Most Inspirational student.



News ImageGot-a-Minute? Firearms Safety
Got-a-Minute? Quick information you can use right now!

The Irvine Police Department would like to share some firearm safety tips in our video series 'Got-a-Minute?'

View the video by clicking here



News ImageCERT Graduates Another 32 Irvine Residents
On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, the Irvine Police Department’s Emergency Management Bureau held a graduation ceremony for its most recent Community Emergency Response Team members (CERT). Thirty-two Irvine residents became the City’s newest CERT members.

News ImageSafe Communities Meeting
Please join Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer, Irvine Mayor Steven S. Choi, Ph.D., Tustin Mayor Al Murray, the Orange County Health Care Agency and Orange County Human Relations for this informative “Safe Communities Meeting” on April 17, 6-8 pm, at the Lakeview Senior Center. Please view PDF of flyer for more details.
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News ImageIrvine Police Celebrates National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
This week is National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week! On our website, we have multiple resources and information about our Animal Services Unit as well as answers to most questions you may

News ImageMotor Officer Michael Wright – Employee of the Quarter

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, motor officer Michael Wright received the Officer of the Quarter award at a luncheon hosted by the Irvine Exchange Club at the Marriott Hotel. Chief Maggard, Deputy Chief Hamel, Lieutenant Hallinan and Sergeant Frank Andersen were in attendance to congratulate Officer Wright. Today’s award luncheon was originally scheduled in February but was postponed due to a large-scale homicide investigation.



News ImageDetective Jahangard Presents at the Private Security Partnership Meeting
On Wednesday, April 3, 2012, the Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) hosed the Private Security Partnership (PSP) meeting at their headquarters on Sand Canyon Avenue in Irvine. Detective Jahangard presented on a dangerous and growing trend, the use of synthetic drugs and bath salts.

News ImageAgustina Arias Sworn in as Irvine’s Newest Police Officer
On Monday, March 25, 2013, Chief Maggard swore in Officer Agustina Arias to the Irvine Police Department. The ceremony took place in the Emergency Operations Center and was attended by friends, family and members of the Irvine Police Department.

News ImageIrvine Police DARE Unit and University High School Host Annual Basketball Challenge

On Saturday, March 23, 2013, the Irvine Police Department basketball team took on the Orange County Fire Authority’s basketball team at an event sponsored by the Irvine Police Department’s DARE unit at University High School.



News ImageEvery 15 Minutes Program Presented to Beckman High School

On March 19 and 20, 2013, the Irvine Police Department coordinated the “Every 15 Minutes” program for juniors and seniors at Beckman High School. Officers re-enacted a fatal DUI traffic collision the first day of the two-day program to give students an understanding of the real life dangers of driving impaired.



News ImageGot-a-Minute? 'Remove It or Lose It'
'Got-a-Minute?' Quick information you can use right now!

This week the Irvine Police Department would like to share with you some information about 'Remove It or Lose It'

View the video here.


More information can be found by visiting our Crime Prevention page athttp://bit.ly/CrimePrev

You can also download our PDF here:


News ImageIrvine Police Officers Honored by MADD at City Council Meeting
On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, a representative from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was present at the Irvine City Council meeting to recognize 12 officers from the Irvine Police Department for their outstanding contributions to the apprehension of impaired drivers.

News ImageThe Power of Parents Community Meeting
ATTENTION IRVINE PARENTS: Mark your calendar for an important community meeting about the abuse of prescription, opiate and synthetic drugs. Come listen in and be educated by local experts as well as testimony from a family impacted first hand by drug abuse.

View the event information on our Facebook: http://bit.ly/IPDevents


News ImageFound - Jewelry
The Irvine Police Department is requesting your help. In late February 2013, multiple gold rings and a charm were found inside of a small coin purse in the Heritage Plaza Shopping Center near the intersection of Culver Drive and Walnut Avenue in Irvine.


News ImageGot-a-Minute? Bicycle Safety While Riding on the Roads in Irvine
The Irvine Police Department would like to share with you some information on bicycle safety while riding on the roads in Irvine in our video series 'Got-a-Minute?' Quick information you can use right now.

Click here to view video.


News ImageGot-a-Minute? Bicycle Safety Information
The Irvine Police Department would like to share with you some information on bicycle safety in our video series 'Got-a-Minute?' Quick information you can use right now.

Click here to view video.


News ImageHeartfelt Condolences to Our Extended Law Enforcement Family

Our hearts and prayers go out today to the families of our law enforcement brothers who lost their lives during the tragic and violent events of the past days. Heartfelt condolences to our extended law enforcement family at the Riverside Police Department and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

The men and women of the Irvine Police Department will forever remember and mourn their loss and the loss of the innocent victims from Irvine, USC Public Safety Officer Keith Lawrence and California State University, Fullerton Assistant Basketball Coach, Monica Quan.

We will also keep in our thoughts, our three other law enforcement brothers wounded in Corona, Riverside and San Bernardino and we pray for their full and speedy recovery.



UPDATED: Information Bulletin



News ImageSuspect Identified In Double-Homicide In Irvine
Police have identified a suspect in last Sunday’s double slaying in Irvine.

Christopher Jordan Dorner, whose last known address was in La Palma, has been identified in the shooting deaths of Keith Lawrence and Monica Quan.

Dorner’s whereabouts are currently unknown and he is likely armed and dangerous.



News ImageGot-a-Minute? The Irvine Police Department Features the Access Irvine Smartphone Application
The Irvine Police Department features the Access Irvine smartphone application in our new video series 'Got-a-Minute?' Quick information you can use right now.


Click here to view the video.


News ImageGot-a-Minute? Irvine Police Introduces their Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicle
Got-a-Minute? The Irvine Police Department introduces our new video series. Quick information you can use right now.

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News ImageChief Drops by for a Surprise Visit to Crossing Guard Darlene Hoag’s Corner in Turtle Rock
On November 16, 2012, Turtle Rock Elementary celebrated Crossing Guard, Darlene Hoag’s 90th Birthday. The parents and students showered her with flowers, cards and gifts of thanks. Her decision to work after retirement is remarkable and the parents wanted to make sure she knows her dedication is not taken for granted. Looking at Darlene, you know that 90 is just a number. Her heart is full as she exhibits youthful enthusiasm for her service to the kids at Turtle Rock Elementary.

News Image5-Year Old Boy Sends Irvine Police Officer Thank You Note
Back on December 9, 2012, The Irvine Police Department was dispatched to the area of Turtle Ridge in Irvine for a burglary call. While officers were investigating and taking the suspect into custody, they were also checking the area to see if there were any other potential victims. While contacting one resident, they noticed that a 5-year old boy had just posted a hand drawn poster made by him listing his bicycle as missing.

News ImageSchool Resource Officer Frough Jahid Honored at Tustin School Board Meeting

On Monday, January 14, 2013, School Resource Officer Frough Jahid was honored during a meeting of the Tustin Unified School Board. Officer Jahid and school resource officers Scott Wright from the Tustin Police Department and Jay Myers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department were each recognized for their valuable service to the District which has high school campuses in Irvine and Tustin.



News ImageYour Irvine Police Department would like to wish you a Happy New Year
Your Irvine Police Department would like to wish you a Happy New Year! View our special message here. http://bit.ly/2013NewYr

News ImageNew Officers Sworn In

On Monday, December 17, 2012, Chief Maggard swore in police officers Kyle Kestly and Jeffrey Wen during a ceremony held in the Department’s Emergency Operations Center. Family members, friends and Department personnel were in attendance to welcome the new officers who graduated from the 202nd class of the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy last Friday.



News ImageInvestigation Bureau Presents Senior Safety Tips
On Monday, the Lakeview Senior Center welcomed Detective Hudson and Civilian Investigator Covarrubias to discuss personal safety issues affecting senior citizens in our community.

News ImageThe Police Department’s Irvine Disaster Emergency Communications Volunteers Extend their Reach - to the Other Side of the World!

Demonstrating the flexibility of amateur radio, Irvine Disaster Emergency Communications (IDEC) member, Bob Pestolesi, while visiting Palmer Station on Anvers Island in Antarctica, established a “HAM radio” link to amateur radio repeaters used in Irvine. The communication or “QSO” as it is referred to by radio operators was completed on December 5. While Mr. Pestolesi could be heard clearly on the radio across Orange County, also audible in the background were the sounds of penguins half a world away.

News ImageShop with a Cop Brings Smiles to Children… and Officers!

On Thursday, December 6, 2012, the Irvine Police Department participated in the 7th annual ‘Shop with a Cop’ event. Each year, just before the holidays, police personnel meet mothers and children who have been displaced from their homes by family violence to help bring them a spark of holiday cheer.

News ImageIrvine Police and Community Services Announce Safe Routes to School Program
The Irvine Police Department and the Irvine Community Services Department are pleased to announce a partnership with the Irvine Unified School District to implement the Safe Routes to School Program. This program will educate students and their families about traffic safety and promote safer bicycle and pedestrian travels to and from school.

News ImageMichael Sherwood Sworn in as Business Services Manager
On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, Chief Maggard swore in Michael Sherwood as the new Business Services Manager.

News ImageBe a GOOD SAMARITAN! - Become a TIP Volunteer in Orange County

Trauma Intervention Programs, INC. (TIP) is looking for caring people willing to be part of a team of citizens volunteers trained to provide emotional and practical support to the victims of traumatic events. No experience is necessary!

Click here to view the 2013 TIP Training Academy Schedule.


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News ImageRetirement Ceremony Held For Vivienne Hedgpeth
On Wednesday, November 28, a retirement ceremony was held for Business Services Manager Vivienne Hedgpeth marking 34 years of service at the Irvine Police Department.

News ImageCongratulations Irvine Police Community Police Academy Class #21!
The Community Police Academy (CPA) class was made up of 25 community members. Meeting once a week for nine weeks, they got an in-depth look into the day-to-day operations of the Irvine Police Department.

News ImageBe Prepared...NOW!
Hurricane Sandy is a reminder that disasters can strike at any time. To help residents stay connected to the City of Irvine for important information and updates during a disaster, please try the following communication methods: iAlert, 1640AM, City of Irvine website, social media, and ICTV Cox Channel 30. In addition to staying connected, it is important for residents to be prepared at home and work. Below is a starter emergency preparedness checklist. Customize your checklist to meet your family's individual needs.

News ImageFirst Annual “Don’t Trick We’ll Treat”
On Wednesday, October 31, 2012, the Irvine Police Department held its first annual “Don’t Trick We’ll Treat” event. The event provided an opportunity for officers, employees and Police Explorers to interact with Irvine residents and share a positive experience with the community. The teams traveled to multiple neighborhoods throughout the community and handed out treats and stickers to the kids as they were out trick-or-treating.

News ImageFree Bicycle Registration - Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Irvine Police Department will be providing free bicycle registration on Saturday, November 10, 2012 to all Irvine residents. The event will take place at the Irvine Police Department located at 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine 92606. Registration is required for all bikes that are parked on Irvine school campuses. You will need to bring the actual bicycle with you during this registration in order to verify the serial number. Irvine Municipal Code 4-7-401 requires all bicycles to be licensed in Irvine. Registration will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.



News ImageNational Prescription Drug Take-Back Day a Success
Last Saturday, September 29, the Irvine Police Department participated in the 5th National Drug Take-Back Day sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice. The goal of this important initiative is to prevent inappropriate use and irresponsible disposal of potentially dangerous expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs by offering a responsible disposal opportunity.

News ImageChief Maggard Swears in Irvine’s Two Newest Officers
On Monday, September 24, 2012, Chief Maggard swore in Irvine's two newest officers, Matthew Andrade and Crystal Norbut, during a ceremony held at City Hall. The two graduated from the Golden West Academy on September 21st. Friends, family members and new coworkers attended to congratulate the new officers and welcome them to the Irvine Police Department.

News ImageEmergency Management Unit Receives Award for Innovation
Congratulations to the Irvine Police Department Emergency Management Unit who just received a Certificate of Special Recognition from the Southern Chapter of the California Emergency Services Association.

News ImageIrvine Police Personnel Attend CHP Officer Youngstrom Funeral

On Thursday, September 13, 2012, the Irvine Police Department Honor Guard sent representatives to Vacaville where they attended the funeral of California Highway Patrol Officer Kenyon Youngstrom.



News ImageIrvine Police Department Participates in 9/11 Observance at Irvine Valley College
On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, Chief Maggard gave a keynote speech during an observance of the 11-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

News ImageFirst Annual Tournament of Heroes Charity Softball Game
On Sunday, September 9, 2012, the Irvine Police Department hosted the first Annual 9/11 Tournament of Heroes Charity Softball Event at Bill Barber Memorial Park. The event was held in partnership with the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), military personnel from Camp Pendleton and Team Kids.

News ImageOfficer Wills Serves Children at Haitian Orphanage
Over Labor Day weekend Officer Dave Wills and 25 members of “Dental Care for Children” provided dental care to children at the Pwoje Espwa Sud Orphanage in southern Haiti.

News ImageCongratulations Diane Lawrence!

Friends and family gathered with members of the Irvine Police Department on Thursday, August 30, to bid “Aloha” to Diane Lawrence. Although somewhat against her wishes, the retirement celebration was planned by Chief Maggard due to an overwhelming desire of Diane’s collogues to wish her well. A compromise was struck when Diane sat in the front row rather than taking a chair center stage while several coworkers and former coworkers made presentations.



News ImageSeptember is National Preparedness Month
As part of National Preparedness Month in September, the Irvine Police Department’s Emergency Management Office would like to remind residents about the importance of being prepared.

News ImageRaksah Bandhan Festival Held at Deerfield Community Center
Sunday, August 5, 2012, Commander Aninag and Officer Aragon were invited by the Hindu Service Society to attend a community outreach program in observance of Raksah Bandhan, an annual festival to celebrate the affection and protection between brothers and sisters.

News ImageRotary Club Public Safety Partnership Award Presented
On Wednesday, August 1, 2012, a pair of “good Samaritans” received the Public Safety Partnership Award presented by the Irvine Police Department and the Rotary Club of Irvine.

News ImageSwearing in Ceremony Held for Commander, Lieutenant and Sergeant at City Hall

On Thursday, August 2, 2012, Commander Matt Mahoney, Lieutenant Dave Klug and Sergeant Tom Goodbrand were sworn in by Chief Maggard during a ceremony held at City Hall. Joining in the celebration were their families, fellow police personnel and colleagues from other police agencies.



News ImageChief Maggard Swears in Mike Hamel as Deputy Police Chief
On July 31, 2012, Commander Mike Hamel was sworn in as Deputy Police Chief of the Irvine Police Department, during a ceremony at City Hall. Hamel’s promotion fills the vacancy left after the retirement of Deputy Chief Jeff Noble.


News ImageFOUND - Gold Necklace

The Irvine Police is requesting your help. In June of 2012, a gold necklace was found in the area of The Crossroads Shopping Center near the intersection of Culver Drive and Barranca Parkway in Irvine. The owner of the necklace could be a local resident or someone that was shopping and or visiting a local restaurant in that shopping center.



News ImagePublic Safety Assistant Nikki Varner Named Employee of the Quarter
On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, Public Safety Assistant Nikki Varner received the Employee of the Quarter award during a luncheon held at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Chief Maggard, Lieutenant Allan and many of Nikki’s family, friends and co-workers were all there to congratulate her for her outstanding work in the Office of Professional Development (OPD) where she has been assigned since 2007.

News ImageIrvine Hosts Annual Private Security Partnership Meeting at OCFA Headquarters

On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, the Irvine Police Department hosted the quarterly Private Security Partnership meeting at the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) Headquarters. Deputy Fire Chief Ron Blaul welcomed all in attendance followed by a brief OCFA presentation on, “Creating Safer Communities One Apartment at a Time”



News ImageChief Maggard Swears in Officer Ryan Hutton
On Monday, July 9, 2012, Police Officer Ryan Hutton was sworn in by Chief Maggard in the Emergency Operations Center. Attending the ceremony were Officer Hutton’s fiancé and parents as well as members of his new Irvine Police Department family.

News ImageIrvine Officers Bring Home the Gold… and lots of it!
Irvine Police Department was well represented last week at the 2012 U.S. Police and Fire Games in San Diego. Gold medals were the theme as Irvine officers took top honors in cycling, soccer, and roller hockey!

News ImageCanyon View Elementary School 2nd Graders Send 'Thank You Awards' to Irvine Police Officers
The second grade students at Canyon View School in Irvine made awards for the Irvine Police Department for their service in the community. After learning about heroes and how they make a difference in their lives, the kids decided to thank the Department for making Irvine a safe and great place to grow up.

News ImageIrvine Police Department’s Irvine Disaster Emergency Communication (IDEC) Host Annual “Field Day”
On Saturday, June 23, 2012, the Irvine Disaster Emergency Communication (IDEC) unit joined thousands of amateur radio operators to demonstrate their capabilities to respond during a major disaster.

News ImageOfficer Hillyard Recognized for Auto Theft Recovery
On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, Officer Hillyard was recognized by the Auto Theft Advisory Committee at their 22nd annual Vehicle Theft Recovery award ceremony. The awards were presented during a brunch at the Irvine Marriott.

News ImageThe Irvine Police Department D.A.R.E. Unit Hosts Movie & Carnival Night to Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary
The Irvine Police Department’s D.A.R.E unit will celebrate its 25th anniversary on June 16, 2012, at 4:00 p.m., in Bill Barber Park. The park is located at 4 Civic Center Plaza next to the Irvine Civic Center.

News ImageOFFICER BAK RECEIVES MADD CALIFORNIA HERO AWARD
On Saturday, June 2, 2012, Officer Denny Bak received the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) California Hero Award at the 14th Annual MADD Law Enforcement Recognition Dinner in Sacramento. Also attending the ceremony to congratulate Officer Bak was Lieutenant Hallinan.

News ImageD.A.R.E. Bicycle Safety and Fun Ride
On Tuesday, June 05, 2012, members of the Irvine Police Department D.A.R.E. unit joined students from Eastshore Elementary School for their annual end-of-school year bike ride. The ride started at Eastshore and traveled through Irvine stopping briefly for a photo opportunity at the Civic Center and then on to the Newport Beach Fun Zone on Balboa Island

News ImageSpecial Olympics Torch Run & Tip-A-Cop 2012
On Thursday, May 31, 2012, the Irvine Police Department and neighboring agencies in Orange County participated in the annual Torch Run for the Special Olympics. The torch run is an annual event to raise funds and awareness for the Special Olympics Summer Games being held June 9-10 at California State University, Long Beach.

News ImageTwo New Police Officers Sworn In
On Monday, June 4, 2012, Chief Maggard swore in two new officers to the Irvine Police Department, Officers Joshua Balos and Bradley Boyer. The ceremony took place in the Emergency Operations Center and was attended by friends, relatives, members of the Irvine Police Department, and two members of the training staff from the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy.

News ImagePushups for Charity Event held at City Hall to Benefit Military Personnel
On Saturday, May 26th, the Irvine Police Department hosted a charity event held at City Hall with partners Custom Bodies, a local fitness center, and The Boot Campaign an organization that supports past and present military personnel. This was the second year the Irvine Police Department has participated in this event.

News ImageBe a GOOD SAMARITAN!

Trauma Intervention Programs, INC. (TIP) is looking for caring people willing to be part of a team of citizens volunteers trained to provide emotional and practical support to the victims of traumatic events. No experience is necessary!


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News ImageD.A.R.E. Lounge Chair Movie and Carnival Night
Bring the family and join your friends, neighbors and local D.A.R.E. officers to watch a movie in the park on June 16th, 2012. The Irvine Police D.A.R.E. is hosting a movie and carnival night with bounce houses, field games and fun for the whole family.

News ImageProtect and Serve have a whole new meaning!
Irvine Police Department officers will volunteer to serve as celebrity waiters and collect tips for the Special Olympics on Thursday, May 31st, 2012 from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. at the Irvine Spectrum.
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News ImageOutstanding Supporter of Prevention Awards
On Saturday, May 5, 2012, School Resource Officers Frei, Holloway, Jahid, Robinson, Russell, and Wiebe were presented with Outstanding Supporter of Prevention Awards by the Irvine Prevention Coalition during a ceremony held at City Hall.

News ImageDan Jung honored by Mayor and City Council for 25 Years of Service to Irvine
On Tuesday, April 10th, Dan Jung, the Special Assistant to the Chief, received a certificate of recognition from Mayor Kang and members of the Irvine City Council for his 25 years of dedicated service to the City of Irvine.

News ImageThe Irvine Police Department Bicycle Team
The Irvine Police Department utilizes bicycle patrol officers in many different capacities. Several positions within the Department’s organizational structure require bicycle operation as part of their routine patrol responsibilities such as our Business Community Officers, Spectrum Center Patrol and School Resource Officers. Other bicycle operations are staffed by officers who volunteer for training and are selected for deployments based on crime trends or events requiring the unique qualities bicycle patrol offers
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News Image“Irvine’s Finest” Win!

On Saturday, April 28th, the Irvine PD basketball team took on the Orange County Fire Authority’s basketball team at an event sponsored by the Irvine Police Department’s DARE unit at University High School.



News ImageOfficer Tanabe Named Employee of the Quarter

On Tuesday, April 17, 2012, Officer Kyle Tanabe was honored as the Irvine Police Department Employee of the Quarter by the Exchange Club of Irvine during a luncheon at the Irvine Marriott. Chief Maggard, Deputy Chief Noble, Commander Hare, Lieutenant Allan, Sergeants Russell and Wolf, and Detective Cherney were all on hand to congratulate Officer Tanabe.



News ImageBring your family!
Saturday, April 28th, at 6:00 p.m. in the University High School Gymnasium, the IPD 39’ers take on their rivals at the Orange County Fire Authority. Admission is free and your donation of a non-perishable food item supports the Second Harvest food bank. This event is coordinated by the Irvine Police Department DARE Unit. Half time entertainment will be provided by the Irvine Police K-9 team. Don’t miss the fun, there will be a snack bar and prizes for the kids.
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News ImageChief Maggard Acknowledges Communications Personnel at City Council Meeting

On Tuesday, April 10th, Mayor Kang and the Irvine City Council publically acknowledged the Communications Bureau, proclaiming April 8th through 14th as National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week. Chief Maggard was present to personally thank communications personnel for their outstanding contributions to the safety of the Irvine community.



News ImageIrvine Police Department to Hold Zero Tolerance Distracted Driving Enforcement Operation
IRVINE, CA (April 2, 2012) – In support of the California Office of Traffic Safety’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, the Irvine Police Department will be offering “zero tolerance” to those texting or operating hand-held cell phones during the month of April. Drivers who break the law and place themselves and others in danger will be cited. The current minimum ticket cost is $159, with subsequent tickets costing at least $279.

News ImageFound - Ladies Ring
The Irvine Police is requesting your help. In March of 2012, a ladies ring was found in the area of The Crossroads Shopping Center near the intersection of Culver Drive and Barranca Parkway in Irvine. The owner of the ring could be a local resident or someone that was shopping and or visiting a local restaurant in that shopping center.

News ImageNow accepting applications for the Irvine Community Police Academy
The Irvine Police Department is now accepting applications for its upcoming Community Police Academy. The Community Police Academy (CPA) is a program hosted by the Irvine Police Department designed to provide an in-depth look into the day-to-day operations of our law enforcement agency and its role in the criminal justice system. The class meets on Wednesday nights from April 18, 2012 through June 13, 2012.

News ImageIrvine Police Department to Participate in Community Safety Expo
On Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Irvine Police Department, in partnership with the Orange County Fire Authority and the California Fire Museum will be participating in the Orange County Great Park’s Community Safety Expo.

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News ImageChief Maggard Welcomes Three New Officers

Braden Marks, Trent Chandler and Rebecca Steen were sworn in by Chief Maggard in the Conference and Training Center. Friends, family and Department members were joined by several of their academy classmates and the entire academy training staff for the ceremony. The three officers graduated from the 199th Orange County Sheriff’s Basic Academy the previous evening during a ceremony held at the academy. Lieutenant Allan, Sergeant Egan and Officer Casas were present to congratulate them at that event.



News ImageLieutenant Engen Receives the 2012 Women Making a Difference Award

On Friday, March 9, 2012, Lieutenant Engen received the 2012 Women Making a Difference Award. California State Senator Lou Correa recognizes outstanding women in Orange County annually with the award in honor of Women's History Month. This year, Senator Correa honored women in public service, particularly those who have served our country in the military and law enforcement. Lieutenant Engen was nominated for her dedication to recruiting, retaining and developing women to the law enforcement profession. This prestigious award was presented during a ceremony held at the Westminster Civic Center. Also attending the award ceremony were Chief Maggard and Commander Hamel.



News ImageFound - Ladies Wedding Ring
The Irvine Police is requesting your help. In November of 2011, a ladies wedding ring was found in the fields at Harvard Park in Irvine. It is believed that the ring was possibly lost while attending a sporting event on one of the fields. The owner of the ring could be a local resident or someone that was attending a sporting event at the park who lives outside of the City of Irvine.

News ImageBusiness Services Administrator Kaiser Graduates from Leadership Training

Thursday, February 16, 2012, Business Services Administrator Jen Kaiser graduated from Cal State Fullerton’s Leadership Development for Public Agencies program.



News ImageDetective Hudson Named Employee of the Quarter

On Tuesday, February 7, 2012, Detective Hudson was honored as the Irvine Police Department Employee of the Quarter by the Exchange Club of Irvine during a luncheon held at the Irvine Marriott hotel.



News ImageAlarm User Awareness Class - For Residents and Businesses in Irvine

On Tuesday, April 17th, from 9am-10am, the Irvine Police Department will be presenting an Alarm User Awareness class at City Hall. Targeting residents and businesses in the City, this informative class is a valuable resource for those with security systems. Learn how to alleviate the frustration of false alarms as well as avoid the costly penalties associated with unnecessary police responses.


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News ImageCommunity Emergency Response Team Training Held at City Hall
Wednesday evening, February 1st, the Emergency Management Unit hosted what they hope will be a monthly training event for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members. The informative and always entertaining Sergeant van der Sluys Veer, presented information for CERT volunteers that they can take back to their neighborhoods and share with their family and friends.

News ImageIrvine Rotary Presents Public Safety Partnership Award
On Wednesday, February 1st, the Irvine Rotary Club and Irvine Police Department presented the quarterly Public Safety Partnership Award during a breakfast held at the Rancho Senior Center.

News ImageNew Social Host Ordinance in Effect
On Thursday, December 22, 2011, a new Irvine municipal code addressing “Social Hosting” went into effect. This important ordinance will be an additional tool, enabling the Irvine Police Department to address the service of alcoholic beverages to minors at social gatherings.
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News ImageAvoid Being A Victim Of An Auto-Burglary

Presently, the City of Irvine is experiencing a city-wide increase in burglaries from motor vehicles. Apartment complexes, fitness centers, shopping centers and other parking areas – including in front of your home – often attract opportunistic thieves who are looking for an easy target. (Video)



News ImageLorie Velarde Crime Analyst of the Year

On Thursday, December 01, 2011, Crime Analyst Lorie Velarde was honored at a luncheon held at the Los Angeles Police Academy by the Southern California Crime and Intelligence Analysts’ Association (SCCIAA).



News ImageChief Maggard Swears in Officer Christopher King
On Monday, December 05, 2011, Police Officer Christopher King was sworn in by Chief Maggard in the Conference and Training Center. Officer King graduated from the Orange County Sheriff’s Basic Academy Thursday December 1st. The graduation was attended by Deputy Chief Noble, Lieutenant Allan, Sergeant Egan and Officer Casas.

News ImageCongratulation Officer Joel Davis on More than Thirty Years in Law Enforcement!

On Thursday, November 10, 2011, friends and family filled the briefing room to say goodbye to Officer Joel Davis who is retiring after 25 years of service. Officer Davis began his career in law enforcement at the Grand Junction Colorado Police Department in 1980. Later that year he moved to California and took a job as a San Marino Police Officer.


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News ImageIrvine Police Host Community Outreach Event at Orange Tree Square
On Saturday, December 3, 2011, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., the Irvine Police Department’s Community Outreach Unit will host their first, Business Community Outreach Event at Orange Tree Square, Walnut Avenue and Jeffrey Road.

News Image“Cop ‘er treat” – Irvine Police Treat Kids for Halloween

On the evening of Halloween, Irvine Police Officers on the evening patrol shift brought in treats from home to pass out to kids in the community during their routine patrols.



News ImageAmmonia Leak: San Onofre Nuclear Plant
The City of Irvine activated its Emergency Operations Center about 3:30 p.m. today in response to a reported ammonia leak at San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant. All of the City of Irvine’s facilities are open and operating as usual. There is no danger to the public, according to the plant’s operator, Southern California Edison. Southern California Edison reported that there are no reported injuries, and the ammonia leak did not include any radioactive material. Southern California Edison has stated that no protective measures are needed by citizens. The City’s EOC was activated to its lowest level as a precautionary measure while awaiting further information. The Orange County Emergency Operations Center was activated to a Level 3 – indicating a serious incident – out of an abundance of caution. The Public Information Hotline phone number is (714) 628-7085.

News ImageIrvine Officers Go Over $5,000 and “The Edge” for Special Olympics!

Saturday morning, “Edgers” as they are called, Lieutenant Mike Hallinan, Detective Arthur Guo and Reserve Officer Gary Ross participated in, “Over the Edge”, a Special Olympics event being held at the Long Beach Hyatt.



News ImageTIP recognizes Detective Sarah Tunnicliffe as a 'Hero with Heart'

On Friday, October 21, 2011, Detective Sarah Tunnicliffe was honored at the annual Trauma Intervention Program, Hero’s with Heart Dinner at the Hilton, Costa Mesa.



News ImageOfficer Chris Bees - Employee of the Quarter

On Tuesday, October 18, 2011, Officer Chris Bees received the Employee of the Quarter award at a luncheon held at the Irvine Marriot. Sponsored by the Irvine Exchange Club, the luncheon was attended by Exchange Club members as well as Chief Maggard, Deputy Chief Noble, Commander Hare, Sergeants Wolf and Russell, and Detective Cherney.



News ImageWho’s the Chicken ?

On Wednesday, October 12th, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. Irvine Police Lieutenant Mike Hallinan donned a fluffy white, chicken suit in a silly act for a serious cause.



News ImageLieutenant Boggs Retires after 26 Years with the Irvine Police Department

On Thursday, October 6, 2011, Lieutenant Henry Boggs was honored at a retirement ceremony in the Conference and Training Center.



News ImageCongratulations Newly Promoted Lieutenant Condon and Sergeant Turner!

On Wednesday, September 26, 2011, Chief Maggard swore in John Condon and Kyle Turner during a promotion ceremony in the City Hall Conference and Training Center.



News ImageTeam Irvine Participates in "Race for the Cure"

On Sunday, September 25th, Team Irvine participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. This was a banner year for Team Irvine as 60 participants walked and ran the 5K course in Newport Beach. This year’s team was the largest group so far and collected over $1,700 toward finding a cure for breast cancer.



News ImageChief Maggard Swears in Irvine's Newest Police Officer

Officer Cronin was joined by members of his family, his new coworkers as well as fellow graduates from his academy class. After the ceremony, Jade Mazzio and Lieutenant Allan conducted an orientation and tour of the Department for Officer Cronin’s family and friends.



News ImageSeptember is National Preparedness Month

On Thursday, September 15th, just before 3:00 a.m., an earthquake shook many Irvine residents awake. The quake, centered only 4 miles south-southwest of Irvine, was “small”, at only a 3.4 magnitude. A week ago a similarly “small”, 4.2 magnitude earthquake, shook Yucaipa just before 8:00 a.m. Although small in magnitude, these recent seismic reminders beg the question. ARE YOU READY?



News ImageIn Remembrance of the September 11th Terror Attacks

Irvine Valley College

On Friday, September, 9th, Irvine Valley College held its annual remembrance in observance of the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001.

News Image2011 Annual Explorer Banquet

On Tuesday, September 6, 2011, the explorers held their Annual Explorer Banquet in the Irvine Police Department’s Emergency Operations Center.



News ImageOfficer Dave Wills Makes Great Use of the Long Labor Day Weekend

On Thursday, September 1, 2011, Officer Dave Wills and 22 members of “Dental Care for Children” traveled to Haiti to provide dental care to children located at the Pwoje Espwa Sud orphanage.



News ImageBe a GOOD SAMARITAN!
Trauma Intervention Programs, INC. (TIP) is looking for caring people willing to be part of a team of citizens volunteers trained to provide emotional and practical support to the victims of traumatic events. No experience is necessary!


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News ImageDetective Porter Wins Silver in New York

Detective Melissa Porter returned to work Tuesday after a week-long soccer tournament in New York City at the World Police and Fire Games. Detective Porter joined Kelly Gorman, a Newport Beach Firefighter, and 15 other police officers and firefighters, from all over California to complete their roster.



News ImageLonnie Nelson Retires after 30 Years of Service

On Thursday, September 1, 2011, the Irvine Police Department said goodbye to Senior Public Safety Assistant Lonnie Nelson as he embarks on the next chapter of his life, his “To-Do” list. Lonnie’s more than thirty years of service were celebrated Thursday during a Delta Shift Briefing, packed with current and previously retired personnel. One by one, Lonnie’s co-workers and friends stood up to tell stories and wish him well.



News ImageOfficer Predney Sworn in as California DARE Officers Association President

On Wednesday, August 17, 2011, DARE Officer Michael Predney was sworn in as the President of the California DARE Officers Association (CDOA) during a luncheon at their annual training conference in Pleasanton. Approximately forty officers, teachers and dignitaries were in attendance including Deputy Chief Noble and DARE Officer D’Alena.



News ImageExplorer Raunau and Sergeant August Honored

On Thursday July 26, 2011, the Orange County Law Enforcement Exploring Advisors Association held its Eighth Annual Awards and Recognition Dinner at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center in Orange. The ceremony was well attended with the heads of several departments taking place in the awards presentations.



News ImageIrvine’s Finest – League Champions!

The Irvine Police Department’s basketball team, “Irvine’s Finest”, recently competed in the City of Irvine Summer Basketball League. The regular season consisted of nine games and ended with a dramatic tenth championship game.



News ImageThree Employees Celebrate 75 years of Service to the City of Irvine!

On Tuesday July 26, three Public Safety employees were recognized for their 25 years of dedicated service to the Irvine Police Department at during the City Council meeting at City Hall.



News ImagePatrol Personnel Recognized for Recent Life Saving Actions

During the week of July 15th, Chief Maggard made Lifesaving Award presentations in Bravo 4/10’s and Delta 3/12’s briefings to thank two officers and a sergeant for their quick response and successful rendering of medical aid. The two incidents occurred in May, approximately one week apart. In both cases, the actions taken by the officers were crucial to the survival of the victims.



News ImageOfficer Phillip Walsh – Awarded as Employee of the Quarter

On Tuesday, July 12, 2011, Officer Phillip Walsh received the Employee of the Quarter award at a luncheon hosted by the Irvine Exchange Club at the Marriott Hotel. Chief Maggard, Deputy Chief Noble, Commander Hare, and Officer Leticia Hernandez were in attendance to congratulate Officer Walsh.



News Image2011 National Night Out
Please join Irvine Police Department and our community partners in celebrating 2011 National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2nd from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

The events will take place in two locations:

  • The Quail Hill Village Center
  • Brywood Elementary School
If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the Irvine Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at (949) 724-7193, or click on the PDF link below. We hope to see you there!
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News ImageIrvine Police Department Welcomes Officers Koo and Larum to the Family!

On Monday July 11, 2011 Chief Maggard swore in Irvine Police Department’s newest officers, William Koo and Haldor Larum in a ceremony held in the Emergency Operations Center. Attending were members of the officers’ families as well as many members of their new Irvine Police Department family.



News ImageREWARD!

The Irvine Police Department has once again teamed up with 7-Eleven on “Operation Chill”.



News ImageIPD – OCFA Charity Softball Challenge: A Great Success!

On Sunday June 26, 2011 nearly 200 people turned out for the first annual Irvine Police Officers vs. Orange County Fire Authority Firefighters softball challenge. The three game tournaments took place at Bill Barber Park. The firefighters were victorious winning two out of three games.



News ImageOFFICER BAK RECEIVES AUTO THEFT AWARD

On Thursday, June 16, 2011, Officer Denny Bak was recognized as Irvine’s nominee for the Orange County Auto Theft Award during a brunch at the Irvine Marriott.



News ImageIPD –OCFA Charity Softball Challenge

On Sunday June 26, 2011 Irvine Police Officers and Orange County Fire Authority Firefighters will step up to the plate for charity. The Police Officers and Firefighters will be donating their time and are asking spectators to donate a non-perishable food item to benefit Families Forward.


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News ImageDare to Go Over the Edge?

If you missed out on Tip-A-Cop, it’s not too late to support the Special Olympics! On Saturday, October 29, 2011, three SWAT Team members are going, “OVER THE EDGE” of a 16-story hotel in Long Beach.



News ImageTip-A-Cop Event Raises $7,200 to Benefit Special Olympics

On Thursday, June 9, 2011, nearly fifty employees of the Irvine Police Department volunteered their time to “Serve” their community and help the Special Olympics.



News Image2011 Special Olympics Torch Run Underway
On Thursday, June 2, 2011, members of the Irvine Police Department “carried the torch” to draw attention to the Special Olympics.

News ImageIrvine Officers Receive Bravo for Bravery Award

On Thursday June2, 2011, Officers Aguirre, Alexen and Bryant received the “Bravo for Bravery” Award presented by the American Red Cross at a luncheon ceremony held at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin.



News ImageAssistance for Japan Needed
Please help support efforts in assisting Japan and others affected by the earthquake and Pacific tsunami. The City of Irvine’s ties with Japan are deep, including residents with family, friends and business ties and with the sister city relationship with the City of Tsukuba. Tsukuba is located in the Ibaraki Prefecture approximately 217 miles southwest of the earthquake’s epicenter.

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News ImageThe City of Irvine Honors our Nation’s Fallen

On Monday May 30, 2011, Irvine Police Honor Guard members Dave Monarek, Ray Velarde, Pat Ryan, Craig Huffmire, and Stephen Meyer participated in the Memorial Day Ceremonies at Bill Barber Park.



News ImageThree Officers Join the Ranks of the Irvine Police Department

On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, Class #196 graduated from the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy.



News ImageTim Schilling - Irvine Police Department’s Newest Sergeant

On Tuesday May 17, 2011, Chief Maggard swore in Tim Schilling in a promotion ceremony in the Emergency Operations Center. This promotion fills the vacancy created by the recent promotion of Lieutenant Bill Whalen.



News ImageKindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~Mark Twain

On Saturday May 16, 2011, members of the Irvine Police Department Honor Guard assisted with the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics at Irvine High School. Lieutenant Mike Hallinan ran the torch onto the field with two Special Olympians to signal the opening of this local event attended by more than 700 Special Olympians.



News ImageIrvine Police Department Top Fund Raiser for “WALK Like MADD” Event
On Saturday May 7, 2011, members of the Irvine Police Department walked 3.1 miles in Huntington Beach at the WALK Like MADD event. This is the third year Irvine PD has supported this event.

News ImageSenior Officer Dave Gibbs Retires after 30 Years of Service in Irvine

On Tuesday, May 03, 2011, in a ceremony at City Hall, friends, colleagues, and community members gathered to celebrate a true icon in Irvine Police Department’s history.



News ImageHonor Guard Participates in State and National Police Week Events

Annually, during the week of May 15th , members of the law enforcement family, supporters and community leaders join in events, both local and national, to honor their fallen.



News ImageIrvine Officers Collect 280 Pounds of Unwanted Drugs

Saturday April 30, 2011 the Irvine Police Department participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) second National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Irvine’s collection site at the Lakeview Senior Center was staffed by Sergeant Maisano, Officers Mike Moore and Mike Frei as well as several Irvine Police Explorers.



News ImageCongratulations Lieutenant Whalen!

On Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Chief Maggard swore in Lieutenant Bill Whalen in a ceremony at the Police Department. Lieutenant Whalen fills the vacancy created by the recent retirement of Lieutenant Al Murray.



News ImageLieutenant Al Murray Retires

On Tuesday April 26, 2011, the Irvine Police Department said goodbye to its most tenured member. Lieutenant Al Murray is retiring after 35 years in law enforcement.



News ImageBob LaTouche Named Employee of the Quarter

On Tuesday April 19, 2011, Technical Reserve Bob LaTouche was recognized as the Employee of the Quarter by the Exchange Club of Irvine for his exceptional contributions to the network operations of the Mobile Communication Vehicle. Technical Reserve LaTouche was commended for his outstanding efforts in the modernization of the Mobile Command Center Vehicle and the technical development of the Volunteer Management Trailer. Members of LaTouche’s family, as well as Chief Maggard, Lieutenants Hurtado, Mahoney, and Hallinan, Sergeant Wood and fellow Technical Reservists, attended the luncheon held at the Irvine Marriott to congratulate Technical Reserve LaTouche on this well-deserved recognition.



News ImageForty Irvine Officers Run the Longest Foot Pursuit in the World!

Over the weekend, the Irvine Police Department participated in the Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay. Referred to as the largest police foot pursuit in the world, the relay covers 120 miles of treacherous desert, ranges from 700 to 5,500 feet above sea level, and is segmented into 20 legs ranging from 4.0 to 10.7 miles. The weather for this event has been recorded from blizzard conditions to over 110 degrees on the pavement depending on the time of year and the leg of the race.



News ImageDetective Dale Lawrence Retires but Leaves a Legacy with Irvine’s Youth

On Tuesday April 12, 2011, School Resource Officer Dale Lawrence was honored at his last scheduled Investigative Meeting. Dale is retiring after 25 years of service.



News ImageIrvine Personnel Observe Drill at John Wayne Airport

On Friday, April 8, 2011, John Wayne Airport, Orange County Fire Authority, and the Orange County Health Care Agency presented Air EX-2011, “We’re All in This Together”, at the John Wayne Airport. Commander John Hare, Lieutenant Pat Hurtado, Emergency Services Coordinator Eileen Salmon, and CERT Team Coordinator Frank Southern attended the drill as observers.



News ImageLieutenant Tom Allan and Officer Joshua Assayag Take the Concept of “Ridesharing” to New Heights

On Wednesday, April 5, 2011, Lieutenant Tom Allan (LtCol, USMCR) returned home from his assignment as an Action Officer to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.



News ImageAnimal Services Officers Hone their Horsemanship!

On March 30, 2011, Irvine Police Animal Services Officers participated in a training event at the Serrano Creek Equestrian Center. The City of Irvine Animal Services handles many calls for service and humane animal care is always their priority. It is imperative to the safety of the community, as well as our Animal Services Officers, they be adept in handling the many types of animals they come in contact with daily.



News ImageIrvine Officers Support the Hands Free is Ticket Free Campaign

On Monday, April 4, 2011, and Tuesday April 5, 2011, Irvine Police Officers will be on the look out for Distracted Drivers in support of the statewide “Hands Free is Ticket Free” campaign. Irvine joins over 225 other local agencies and the CHP for this two-day, “Zero Tolerance”, approach to dangerous, distracted driving.



News ImageCommunity Safety Expo – A Hit with Kids and Adults

On Saturday, March 26, 2011, Irvine Police Personnel participated in the Orange County Great Park’s first Community Safety Expo. The expo was set up along the Great Park’s timeline, near the balloon. Community members were able to walk through and around a variety of emergency response vehicles, speak to law enforcement and fire personnel, and see demonstrations. Of course, the highlight of the afternoon was the canine demonstration! Always a favorite, both police canine officer “Rudy” and the Orange County Fire Authority’s search and rescue canine performed for the crowd.



News Image“The Living Dead” Watch in Silence as “Every 15 Minutes” Concludes

On Wednesday March 23, 2011 the Irvine Police Department, in conjunction with Tustin Unified School District’s Beckman High School, concluded the two-day, “Every 15 Minutes” program during an assembly for juniors and seniors at the high school.



News ImageIrvine Officers Honored at 40th Annual Officer of the Year Banquet

On Wednesday, March 16, 2011, the Irvine Police Department honored police officers and professional staff for acts of courage, lifesaving, and other meritorious service at an annual event hosted by the Irvine Exchange Club. The event, held at the Irvine Marriott, was attended by over 400 community members.



News ImageWelcome OCFA Division Chief Mike Moore

On Wednesday, March 16, 2011, Division Chief Mike Moore was introduced at the Irvine Police Department’s Command Staff meeting.



News ImageCongratulations to OCFA Assistant Chief Stephens
On Wednesday, February 23, 2011, Chief Maggard presented a shadow box to congratulate Orange County Fire Authority Assistant Chief Brian Stephens on his recent promotion. The gift was provided by members of the Irvine Police Department's Command staff and was in recognition of his service and partnership with the Irvine Police Department.

News ImageExplorer Ranks Increased by Five

On Monday, February 14, 2011, the Irvine Police Department welcomed five additional Explorers to its Post. Explorers Flandez, Tag, Lee, Seo, and Sacks will begin their responsibilities as Irvine Police Explorers in addition to the rigorous schedules they keep as high schools students. Explorer Sacks received special honors for being the top recruit in written examinations, scoring an impressive 97%. Officer Frei and Civilian Investigator Oldoerp commented on how inspiring it was to see the graduates’ commitment to the training program.



News ImageTom Hobbs named 2010 IDEC Member of the Year
On Thursday, January 27, 2011, Irvine Disaster/Emergency Communications (IDEC) held their annual recognition meeting at City Hall. IDEC Tom Hobbs received the Member of the Year award for his exceptional work organizing the IDEC relay station at the City of Irvine's Operations Support Facility, and for going above and beyond as a team leader throughout the year. Hobbs full-time employment is with the Orange County Fire Authority as a Firefighter.

News ImageALEX KIM RECEIVES EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER AWARD
Officer Kim received the Employee of the Quarter Award this afternoon at the Irvine Exchange Club's monthly luncheon. Chief Maggard, Lieutenant Hallinan, and Sergeant Randall were all present to thank Alex for his exceptional service to the community.

News ImageCHIEF MAGGARD SWEARS IN THREE NEW SERGEANTS
On Monday, January 24, 2011, Chief Maggard swore in Matthew August, Bret Milovich, and Michael Kent as Police Sergeants in a ceremony at City Hall. The audience was packed with friends, family and City personnel eager to congratulate the new Sergeants and wish them well. These promotions fill the vacancies created by the recent Lieutenant promotions. Each of the newly promoted Sergeants will be assigned to Patrol Operations.



News ImageCHIEF MAGGARD SWEARS IN THREE NEW LIEUTENANTS

On Thursday, January 20, 2011, Chief Maggard swore in three new Lieutenants in a ceremony at City Hall. Lieutenant Mike Hallinan, Lieutenant Julia Engen, and Lieutenant Pat Hurtado will fill the vacancies created by recent promotions and retirements and create three additional promotional opportunities for the Sergeant rank, expected to take place early next week.


( Photographs of the New Lieutenants )

News ImageTWO OFFICERS AWARDED FOR LIFE SAVING
On Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Chief Maggard attended afternoon patrol briefing to acknowledge the lifesaving efforts of Officers Jason Nigro and Sarah Tunnicliffe.

News ImageCHIEF MAGGARD SWEARS IN TWO NEW COMMANDERS
On Wednesday, January 12, 2011, Chief Maggard swore in John Hare as the University Area Commander and Barry Aninag as the Crossroads Area Commander during a ceremony at City Hall. The promotions fill the vacancies created by recent retirements. These two newest members of the Irvine Police Department's executive management team will join Portola Area Commander Mike Hamel, completing the geographic policing leadership team.

News ImageInauguration of the Orange County Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory
(January 5, 2010) This afternoon Chief Maggard attended the official inauguration of the Orange County Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory (OCRCFL), which is located in the City of Orange. Present at the inauguration was the Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller and other partners in the Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory consortium. Irvine is one of ten law enforcement agencies with a detective assigned to the OCRCFL.

News ImageIrvine is "AMERICA'S SAFEST CITY" - FBI Preliminary Report
IRVINE, CA (December 20, 2010): Today the Federal Bureau of Investigation released preliminary January – June 2010 Part 1 Crime data for cities with populations over 100,000. Part 1 Crime is defined as homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

News ImageJeff Noble sworn in as Deputy Police Chief
IRVINE, CA (December 16 , 2010): Today veteran police manager Jeff Noble was sworn in as Irvine Police Department's Deputy Chief of Police.

As a 26-year veteran of law enforcement, Jeff Noble has worked in virtually all areas of the department while ascending through the ranks. Most recently, he served as a Police Commander responsible for the University Area of the community. Jeff Noble is a Medal of Valor recipient and during his tenure has served as a Narcotics Detective, SWAT Team Leader and Professional Standards Supervisor. He currently serves as the Assistant Director of Special Olympics of Southern California.

News ImageProgram Specialist Dawna Finley has Retired
This afternoon the Irvine Police Department gave a heart felt farewell to Program Specialist Dawna Finley after 30-years of service to the City of Irvine. Dawna made the decision to retire from an organization that she described as "her extended family."

News ImageDeputy Chief of Police Dave Freedland is Retiring!

After 34 years of dedicated service, Deputy Chief Dave Freedland is retiring. Deputy Chief Freedland has worked in virtually every area of our department while ascending through the ranks. Over the years he has contributed to the department in a variety of ways, including service as the SWAT Commander, self-defense instructor and internal affairs supervisor. Deputy Chief Freedland has embodied our Department values of Integrity, Accountability, Respect and Quality Service. We are grateful for his tenure and wish he and his family well during his retirement.



News ImageShop with a Cop 2010
This evening Irvine Police personnel helped bring a little holiday spirit into the lives of 35 children and their families. The Irvine Police Department teamed up with non-profit organizations Human Options and Team Kids for the fifth annual Shop-with-a-Cop outing. The key sponsors of the event were Stonefire Grill and Target Corporation.

News ImageIrvine “California’s Safest City"
IRVINE, CA (November 18, 2010) Today the California Department of Justice released preliminary January – June 2010 Part 1 Crime data for California cities with populations over 100,000. Based on that data it was determined the City of Irvine continues to have the lowest per capita Violent Crime rate for California cities over 100,000 residents. Part 1 Crime violent crimes include: murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Additionally, the City of Irvine experienced a 19% reduction in overall Part 1 Crime compared to the same period last year.



News ImageCOMMUNITY ALERT UPDATE: High Risk Sex Offender Back in Custody

COMMUNITY ALERT UPDATE
High Risk Sex Offender Back in Custody

Effective Wednesday November 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm, Lawrence Joseph BROWN was returned back to Chino State Prison for a parole violation.

As a term of BROWN’S parole, he was prohibited from riding in any vehicle with any female. He was also ordered to report immediately to his parole agent upon release. Teams of Law Enforcement and Corrections personnel followed BROWN and determined he was in violation of his parole.


( Irvine Police Department Crime Bulletin Update )

News ImageUPDATE: UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN FOUND BURNED IN PARKING LOT - SUSPECTS ARRESTED

IRVINE, CA (November 10, 2010): Irvine Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the victim who was found deceased and burned in the parking lot of a closed business early Saturday morning, September 5, 2009. The victim is described as an African American woman in her early 20's, approximately 6' tall and 150 pounds.

Attached is a touched up photograph of the victim. Anyone with information about the victim's identity is asked to contact the Irvine Police Department's 24-hour tip hotline at (949) 724-7192.

UPDATE: Press Release 09/05/2009

UPDATE: Press Release: 09/08/2009

UPDATE: Press Release 09/10/2009

UPDATE: Press Release 11/10/2010 - SUSPECTS ARRESTED



News ImageIrvine Police Actively Enforce Seatbelt Law During Holidays
IRVINE, CA (November 15, 2010): The Irvine Police Department, in an effort to help bring everyone home safe for the holidays, will be aggressively enforcing the State’s seat belt and child safety seat laws during the Click It or Ticket mobilization, taking place November 15th 28th. The campaign relies on enforcement and public education as a means to help reduce deaths and injuries on California’s roadways.

Press Release



News ImageCongratulations to Newly Promoted Sergeant Noelle Smiley
IRVINE, CA (November 3, 2010): This morning, Irvine Police Officer Noelle Smiley was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Several family members and co-workers were in attendance at her promotional ceremony held in the Irvine City Council Chambers. Irvine Police Chief David L. Maggard, Jr. administered the oath of office followed by her husband pinning her new sergeant's badge.

During the month of September, Sergeant Smiley and eighteen other police officers participated in a comprehensive sergeant’s assessment process that included written and oral presentations and staff evaluations. Sergeant Smiley successfully completed the process and was ranked first on the eligibility list.

Sergeant Smiley is a 13-year veteran of law enforcement starting her career with the Los Angeles Police Department as a patrol officer. She came to the Irvine Police Department in 2000 and has worked a variety of assignments including patrol (as a Field Training Officer); Irvine Spectrum Center Policing Team, and as a detective investigating crimes against persons.

As customary, Sergeant Smiley will participate in a two-week supervisor orientation prior to being assigned a patrol shift.

Please join us in congratulating Sergeant Noelle Smiley on her promotion.



News ImageTarget Corporation Donates for the Shop-with-a-Cop Event with the Irvine Police Department
IRVINE, CA (November 3, 2010): This afternoon members from the Target Corporation presented Irvine Police Chief David L. Maggard, Jr. with a $2000 donation that will go to the 5th annual Shop-with-a-Cop event that is scheduled for Thursday, December 2nd. Present were Target Corporation District Asset Protection Team Leader Ben Ditzler and Group Asset Protection Team Leader Kristan Young. The donation will be given to members of underprivileged and displaced families, who will be given an opportunity to participate in a holiday shopping spree with off-duty Irvine Police Department uniformed personnel at the Target store located at 3750 Barranca.

News ImageTIP Volunteer Recruitment - Winter 2011
Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc. (TIP) is looking for caring people willing to be part of a team of citizen volunteers trained to provide emotional and practical support to the victims of traumatic events. Click "more" below for further details.
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News ImageOfficer Jon Jarrett receives the Exemplary Performance Award at the 8th Annual Golden Badge Awards
IRVINE, CA (October 29, 2010): On Friday, October 29th, the Golden Badge Awards banquet was held at the Irvine Marriott. The Golden Badge Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening relations within California’s law enforcement community, as well as between members of law enforcement and the community they protect and serve. Each year the Golden Badge Foundation hosts an awards banquet to honor law enforcement officers and civilians for heroic acts of bravery and deeds. This year, Irvine Police Officer Jon Jarrett was given the Exemplary Performance Award for rescuing an elderly disabled woman from her burning home.

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News ImageHalloween Safety Tips
As Halloween quickly approaches the Irvine Police Department would like everyone to have an enjoyable and safe time trick-or-treating. Our Public Safety Partners at the Orange County Fire Authority has provided a list of some Halloween safety tips we would like to share with you.
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News ImageSafe Party Suggestions for Parents and Teens
How to host a safe party. Planning tips provided for parents and teens include agreeing on guest lists, chaparones, rules and general safety.
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News ImageOfficers Recognized for Life Saving Efforts
At midnight on September 6th, an Irvine resident suddenly became seriously ill and stopped breathing. The victim’s adult daughter called 9-1-1 and was instructed by an Irvine Police Dispatcher on how to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to assist her struggling father.

News ImageOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

If you or someone you know is being abused we encourage you to contact a member of the Irvine Police Department, or a CSP Victim Advocate at (949) 476-4855.

A Victim Advocate can assist you with:

  • Resource and referral information
  • Crisis intervention
  • Restraining order information
  • Emergency assistance for food, clothing, and shelter
  • Filing for victim compensation

Additional Information can be found at: ovw.us.doj.gov



News ImageNational Night Out 2010
On Tuesday August 3, 2010, neighborhoods throughout Irvine are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for National Night Out. Participants are encouraged to plan outdoor neighborhood events, lock their doors, turn on their porch lights, and celebrate police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie. Irvine’s National Night Out celebration is designed to encourage neighbors to unite, get to know one another, become involved in Neighborhood Watch and WatchMail (a neighborhood e-mail notification system that shares crime or disaster-related information) and to be active participants in helping to maintain the safety of our community. If your neighborhood is having a block party we encourage you to participate. Or, you may join us at one of the City-wide events.
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News ImageAlarm User Awareness Class
Home and business alarm systems are one of the most effective ways to deter burglaries and break-ins. To enhance proper usage, the Irvine Police Department is hosting an Alarm User Awareness Class on July 20 at 9 a.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.
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News ImageHoliday Fire Safety and You
Make this holiday season a safe one for you and your family. Click here for a message from the Irvine Police Department and the Orange County Fire Authority.



News ImageToy Drive to Benefit Military Families
Help make the season brighter for a child whose mom or dad is deployed by donating a new, unwrapped gift suitable for children ages 3-12. Donations are being accepted through December 4.

News ImageIrvine Police "Tweet" on TWITTER
The Irvine Police Department is using TWITTER to provide information in the form of text alerts that can be received by the public via e-mail or wireless device.

https://twitter.com/IrvinePolice

News ImageNational Night Out - University Area
Celebrate National Night Out with us at Quail Hill Shopping Center. Join Irvine Police Department and Orange County Fire Authority for an evening of family fun on August 4, 2009.
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News ImageSound the Alarm!
In an effort to enhance proper alarm usage and save vital police resources, the City of Irvine Police Department, in partnership with an alarm industry representative, is hosting an Alarm User Awareness Class on Tuesday, April 21 from 9 -10 a.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.

News ImageDARE Family Night Basketball Tournament
Irvine Police Department vs. Orange County Fire Authority
Sunday, February 8, 2009 - Doors open at 6:00 P.M. - Game starts at 7:00 P.M.
University High School Gymnasium
4771 Campus Drive
(Corner of Campus and Culver)
Admission is FREE! Snack bar available.
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News ImageCity of Irvine Healthy Food Drive
The City of Irvine is trying to help families start the new year off in a healthy way by collecting 2,009 food items for local food pantry programs. Now through December 31, donations can dropped off at any city facility between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
( Food Drive Flyer )

News ImageNational Night Out - University Area
Bring the kids and the camera to Quail Hill Village Center on August 5, at 6:00 p.m.
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News ImageNational Night Out - Portola Area
Portola residents please join us to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5th.
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News ImageHand’s Free – It’s the Law!
The Irvine Police Department would like to remind drivers that California’s Hand’s Free Cell Phone Law is now in effect. Drivers caught using a wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle without a hands-free device face a base fine of $20 for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense.

News ImageRegister NOW to become part of Irvine's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
CERT is a group of people organized as a neighborhood-based team that receives special training to enhance their ability to recognize, respond to, and recover from a major emergency or disaster situation. Teams are trained by professional responders in areas that will help them take care of themselves and others before, during and after a major emergency. The Irvine Police Department is currently accepting applications for its late spring CERT 18 class beginning May 20.

News ImageClick It or Ticket! Irvine Cracking Down on Buckling Up
Campaign Aims to Boost Seat Belt Use
The Irvine Police Department will be aggressively enforcing the state’s occupant protection laws as part of California’s 2008 Click It or Ticket mobilization, taking place May 12-June 1. The campaign relies on heavy enforcement and public education as a means to help California achieve the highest seat belt use rate in the nation.

News ImageFamily Fun Fair
More than 60 community partners from the Irvine Prevention Coalition will join together on Saturday, May 17, 2008 to show their support of local public safety, and health and wellness organizations. The annual Irvine Family Fun Fair starts at 9 a.m. with the Fair continuing until 1 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.
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News ImageSummer Safety
The Irvine Police Department would like to remind you to practice basic crime prevention techniques throughout the year; however, summertime often brings a more casual atmosphere, so we offer this reminder.
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News ImageBullying Prevention
Irvine Parents: Please join Irvine Police Department Crime Prevention Officers for a bullying prevention presentation.
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New Cell Phone Use in Vehicles Starts July 1, 2008
See the attached link to CHP:

SEZDEH-BEDAR - PERSIAN NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
On Sunday, March 30th, 2008, members of the Persian community and their guests will gather at William R. Mason Regional Park, located 18712 University Drive in the City of Irvine (University / Culver) to celebrate the Persian New Year "Sizdeh Bedar."
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News ImageCourse aims to help teen drivers "Start Smart"
National statistics indicate that California has the second highest fatality rate involving teenage drivers. In an effort to combat this statistic, the California Highway Patrol is hosting a free "Start Smart" class for parents and teenagers on Thursday, February 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Orange County Traffic Management Center.
( Start Smart Flyer )

News ImageWildfire Update
The City of Irvine would like to thank the community for their cooperation and support during the recent fires.

If you have any questions regarding Emergency Preparedness please contact the Irvine Police Department Emergency Management Unit at (949) 724-7235.

Do you want to volunteer or donate? PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN HELP!


News ImageAll Outdoor City of Irvine Programs/Activities Canceled TODAY through Sunday, October 28
This includes Boo Bash, all Outdoor Classes & Lessons, Sports Leagues, Park Amenities (Skate Park, Adventure Playground, Aquatics Complex and Athletic Fields.)

Please check the website, with City Staff or Instructors for information regarding make ups or credits.

Additionally, all City of Irvine and School District Athletic Fields and Skate Park will be closed. Call the MUDD line at 949-724-6833 for updates.

The SOLD OUT Pumpkin', Pickin' & Carvin' Event originally scheduled at Bommer Canyon, will be moved indoors to Las Lomas Community Park located at 10 Federation Way.

The Youth Job Fair at the Lakeview Senior Center will still occur since the event will be held indoors.

For up to date information, visit www.irvinequickreg.org

Updated Friday, October 26, 1pm


News ImageCommunity Emergency Response Team
NEW FALL CERT CLASS 16 TO BEGIN OCTOBER 10 TO DECEMBER 12

News ImageNational Preparedness Month
The City of Irvine is committed to making Irvine a safe place to live. This includes taking necessary precautions for disasters. During the month of September, in concurrence with National Preparedness Month, the City of Irvine will provide information on how you can better prepare yourself and your family for an emergency.

News ImageAlarm User Awareness Class
Is your home or business experiencing frequent false alarms? Could you use a $50-100 credit toward a false alarm fee? The City of Irvine Police Department, in partnership with Alarm Industry, is hosting a free, one-hour Alarm User Awareness Class on Tuesday, July 24 from 9 -10 a.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.
( Click Here to Download Flyer )

News ImageFire Safety Article
The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) wants to remind everyone that the sale, discharge or possession of fireworks is illegal in most areas of Orange County. Only five cities allow “safe and sane” fireworks with very specific restrictions on their sale and discharge.
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News ImageFireworks and Summer Safety
Each year in the United States, more than 10,000 people suffer eye injuries and burns from fireworks.
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News ImageFireworks Are Illegal in Most Cities - Spanish / Vietnamese
Este Usted A Salvo Seguro del Fuego Y Libre De DanoEste Cuarto de Julio.
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News ImageCoyotes

The coyote, or urban coyote, seems to be doing quit well with the encroachment of man. They’ve been here for generations and don’t appear to be leaving us any time soon.


News ImageFamily of found person located
On Saturday, 03/24/07 at approximately 4:00 PM, the son of the found adult attempted to check on his mother and discovered that she was missing from her home, where she resides alone.

News ImageSuspect Arrests in Wallet Theft Crime Series
On March 22, 2007, the Irvine Police Department with the assistance of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, conducted surveillance on subjects believed to be responsible for a series of wallet thefts occurring throughout Orange County....

News ImageCopper Thief Sought
Irvine detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a subject involved in the theft of over $20,000 in copper wire.

UPDATE: IN CUSTODY!
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News ImageSezdeh-Bedar - Persian New Year Celebration
On Sunday, April 1st, 2007, members of the Persian community and their guests will gather at William R. Mason Regional Park, located 18712 University Drive in the City of Irvine (University / Culver) to celebrate the Persian New Year “Sizdeh Bedar.”
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News ImageWindy Ridge Fire Smoke Advisory
Smoke from the Windy Ridge fire in the Anaheim Hills and City of Orange area may pose a health danger to individuals in Orange County, especially those in certain high-risk groups. Residents of areas affected by drifting smoke should limit outdoor activity and physical exertion.

News ImageLaptop Thieves
Irvine detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects in connection with a series of laptop thefts.
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News Image“Return Home Registry” Forum
Irvine residents are invited to attend a free "Return Home" Registry Forum, hosted by the Irvine Police Department, on Monday, March 5 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center. The Registry is a voluntary program designed to provide law enforcement officers with the necessary tools to quickly identify, locate and return home individuals who are lost or confused.

News ImagePurse/Wallet Thief
Irvine, Orange County Sheriffs and Newport Beach Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an active purse thief.



News ImageIrvine Police Search For Suspect In Shooting
Irvine Police are asking for the publics help in locating Anton Kareem Naimat 08/06/1986 of Irvine.

News ImageIrvine Police Search For Suspect In Shooting - Suspect In Custody
Irvine officers responded to a home in the 4000 block of Salacia in the City of Irvine at 9:21 p.m. in regards to a female that had just been shot. Naimat was taken into custody at the home of an acquaintance in the City of Lake Forrest, CA.


News ImageTraffic Information
The Irvine Police Department Traffic Division has been decentralized into each of the three Geographic Policing areas, Crossroads, Portola and University. If you have a specific traffic question or concern relating to you or your area please contact one of our area traffic officers.

News ImageCarjacking Suspects In Custody
Irvine detectives have three men in custody in connection with a December 20, 2006 Irvine carjacking.

News ImageFREE Internet Safety Training For Parents
What parents need to know about Internet Safety
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News ImageHoliday Safety Reminders
The holidays are an exciting and busy time of the year, particularly in shopping centers. To help ensure that everyone has a safe holiday season, click here for some reminders from the Irvine Police Department.

News ImageHomicide – DR - 06-17153 Update – $10,000 Reward Offered
An Irvine company offers $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer of Brandi Mares.
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News ImageHomicide
At approximately 3:00 p.m., Irvine Officers responded to a report of a woman stabbed at 9 Ardmore in the City of Irvine. Upon the arrival of the officers, a female victim was found deceased inside that residence.

News Image35 Hours of Giving
On December 7 and 8, the City of Irvine will culminate its 35th anniversary celebration with “35 Hours of Giving,” an event that embraces the holiday spirit. From 8 a.m. on December 7 to 7 p.m. December 8, residents and businesses are encouraged to drop off new household items to furnish seven homes for Families Forward, a local non-profit organization that provides Orange County families with housing, food and more. Throughout the two-day event there will be children’s activities, presentations and, of course, birthday cake! For details, visit www.cityofirvine.org/35th

News ImageGood Samaritans Wanted to Assist Emergency Personnel
The Orange County Chapter of the Trauma Intervention Program is seeking citizen volunteers to assist with its crisis prevention program. Training classes begin Thursday, February 1. No experience necessary.
( Training Schedule )

News ImageSexual Assault Suspect in Custody
The Orange County District Attorney today filed charges on an Irvine man alleging 6 counts of forced sexual assault. Three women have come forward with the details of their incidents involving Joseph Raymond Garcia Jr. Garcia is alleged to have met two of the victims through introductory web sites.
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News ImageMeet with Irvine Police Personnel
The Mobile Command Center Vehicle will be deployed to the Woodbridge Center at Barranca and Lake, on Saturday, November 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

News ImageIrvine Police Recognized Internationally for Investigation Tactics
Irvine Police Chief Dave Maggard returned from the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference today with a little more luggage. The Chief and members of the Irvine PD investigative team returned from Boston to California in possession of the most prestigious award given by the IACP – the ChoicePoint Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigation.
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News ImageSecurity Guards Exchange Gunfire in Irvine
In the early morning hours of October 10, 2006, two private security officers observed a suspicious individual in the parking lot of 475 Goddard. As they approached the individual, the guards reported that the individual fired a gun at them.
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News ImageIrvine Police Department Explorer Post Recruitment
The Irvine Police Department Explorer Post is part of the Boy Scouts of America and is a group of young people, ages 14 to 18, who have an interest in learning about law enforcement as a possible career.


News ImageNews Release - Indecent Exposure
At 7:00 a.m. September 18, 2006, a lone female was walking in her apartment complex in the area of Orange Arrow and Yale Avenue. Her attention was drawn to a male subject who was exposing himself in her direction.

News ImageChild Safety & Abduction Prevention For Children & Parents
Bob Stuber’s Nationally Known Safe Escape Program (Smart ways to help keep kids safe from abduction!)
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News ImageMySpace-Training for Parents
Parents are invited to attend an informational session about on-line dangers on August 9, 2006. Officer Steve Wolf and Detective Joe Monroe will provide information on MySpace, chat rooms, blogging, Instant Messaging, and parental controls. Parents will learn how to discuss cyber safer with their children. For more information click on the PDF.

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News ImageSpecial Olympic Torch Run
The men and women of the Irvine Police Department are proud to have had the opportunity to participate in this event designed to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics and we are particularly proud that our efforts have helped to send local athletes to the Summer Games.

News ImageStranger Danger Safety Tips
Be Smart. Be Alert. Be Safe.

Click here to learn more


News ImageCommunity Alert
A composite sketch has been completed depicting the driver who assaulted the two 15 year-old victims near San Marino and Alton on May 18 (DR #06-7205).
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News Image“Click It or Ticket” Campaign
The Irvine Police Department is advising drivers and passengers that officers will be issuing tickets to persons not wearing seatbelts from May 15 through June 4, 2006, including the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The special enforcement period is part of the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” Campaign.

News ImageAssault With A Deadly Weapon
On March 30, 2006 at approximately 10 p.m., officers of the Irvine Police Department responded to the area of Deerfield and Culver regarding a shooting victim who collapsed in front of a convenience market west of that location.

News ImageArrest For Sexual Molestation
On March 23, 2006, Detectives from the Irvine Police Department arrested ANTHONY TUN LEE, M.D. based on an arrest warrant for the charges of child molestation and other related charges.

News ImageProperty Showing – Possible Stolen Construction Equipment - Update Address Correction
On February 21, 2006, Detectives from the Irvine Police Department recovered construction site equipment and gardening equipment at a storage locker in the city of Pacoima, California.

News ImageChild Car Seat Inspection Event

The Irvine Police Department, in partnership with Children Hospital of Orange (CHOC) and Safekids will be sponsoring a child car seat inspection event.



News ImageMeet with Irvine Police Personnel
The Irvine Police Department is committed to continually working on partnering with the community through many different outreach events. As a part of this community outreach the Irvine Police Department Mobile Command Post will be deployed somewhere each month in one of the three geographic policing areas.

News ImageThe Great American Bake Sale
Join Team Kids in the Great American Bake Sale and help your community support the fight to end childhood hunger in America.
( Click Here for Bake Sale Locations )

News ImageSexual Battery Suspect
On December 28, 2005 at approximately 5:30 p.m., a male suspect battered a female victim who had just entered a carport located within the San Mateo apartment complex (Cantata/Portico Aisle).
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News ImageArrest of Grand Theft Suspects
Approximately one month ago, the Irvine Police Department was contacted by a victim who was defrauded while selling an XBOX computer game system on eBay.

News ImageMajor Burglary Property Display
In an attempt to return stolen goods to their rightful owners, the Irvine Police Department will be showing this property to crime victims who may have been victimized by RAYMOND LOPEZ.

News ImagePRESS CONFERENCE/PROPERTY - Major Burglary Arrest and Clearance
On November 2, 2005, at approximately 7:30 P.M., Irvine police officers arrested RAYMOND LOPEZ in Rossmoor, CA, for three residential burglaries that occurred in the Irvine area in the recent past. This individual is thought to be responsible for as many as 200 residential burglaries in the City of Irvine over the past 5 years.

News ImageCitywide “LemonAID” Stand Fundraising Event for Hurricane Relief
On Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25, children across the City of Irvine hosted LemonAID stands, bake sales, car washes or other fundraising efforts in their neighborhoods to support Charity Hospital’s Children’s Ward in New Orleans and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.


News ImageMissing Person - LOCATED
On August 18, 2005 at approximately 9 p.m., Irvine resident Sharon Stanford was reported missing from the residential area near Main and Harvard streets in Irvine.

News ImagePress Release - Suspicious Infant Death -- ARREST
On Monday August 1, 2005, at about 4 p.m. Irvine Police officers were summoned to the Irvine Medical Center regarding a baby brought to the hospital not breathing.

News ImageCritical Missing Adult - FOUND
On 8-3-05, at approximately 7:00 p.m., we were contacted by a woman who reported that her husband, Alfred Flores, had driven away in their car about 6:45 p.m. and had not returned. Mr. Flores had been at his home and told his wife he was going out to look for some cardboard boxes, as he and his wife are planning to move.


News ImageWest Nile - Be Prepared!

As the days heat up there will be a great deal of outdoor events taking place at the time when mosquitoes are most active. The Orange County Vector Control District urges everyone to take a few simple precautions to protect themselves and their families from WNV.


News ImageInk Fingerprinting Service
Effective July 1, 2005, the Department of Justice will no longer accept ink fingerprint cards. The Front Desk will no longer be offering this service. Thank You.

News ImageCoyotes - What You Should Know
Coyotes occur naturally throughout the state and have survived very well with the encroachment of people. They are opportunistic hunters who are typically more active between dusk and dawn. They can be found in most every natural habitat, suburban and urban area including Irvine.

News ImageLaptop Theft
Orange County has experienced an increase of laptop thefts. Criminals have entered office buildings and stolen multiple laptops during business hours. Laptops left in cars are also targets.

News ImageHome Fire Safety Check
Orange County Fire Authority Firefighters will be conducting home fire safety checks for the residents of The Groves Mobile Home Park. If you would like to have your home checked for fire safety, please sign-up at the office.

News ImageThe Irvine Connection
Read the latest news about your community. Click here to download the Acrobat file (1.2mb).

News ImageLocal real estate broker arrested for series of residential burglaries
Search warrant yields in excess of $50,000.00 of recovered property.

News ImageSAFE ESCAPE
Bob Stuber’s Nationally Known Safe Escape Program (Smart ways to help keep kids safe from abduction!)

SEATING LIMITED - RSVP NOW TO RESERVE
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News ImageMulti Agency Commercial Burglary Investigation
In January 2005, the Cypress Police Department developed critical information relating to a series of commercial burglaries occurring throughout the Orange County area. Working alongside Cypress Police detectives, Irvine Police and Orange County Sheriff’s detectives conducted a complex investigation involving extensive surveillance and cutting edge technology in both the Los Angeles and Orange County regions.

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News ImageMusic of Love
Music of Love, a day filled with music, food and fun, is being held Sunday, February 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Irvine Civic Center. This free, multicultural event will support Tsunami victims in South and Southeast Asia.

News ImageBusiness Desk Under Construction
Our Business Desk will be undergoing construction the week of February 28 through March 5. During this time, fingerprinting services will be unavailable. Business will be conducted at an alternate location within City Hall. This includes applications for business license. Please follow the directional signs for assistance.

News ImageIrvine Voters - Error on Ballot Instructions!
There is an error on the Sample and Absentee Ballots for the November 2, 2004 election for the "Office of Irvine City Council." Instructions incorrectly tell voters to "vote for no more than two (2)" candidates. The correct instructions are to cast "No more than three (3)" votes for the "Office of Irvine City Council."

News ImageBank Robbery
On Friday October 1, 2004, Officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank at 14468 Culver Dr. regarding a robbery that had just occurred.



News ImageKeep Your Kids Safe This Halloween
Halloween Safety Tips



News ImageFires in Business
Fire safety is important business. The best time to think about fire safety is before a fire starts. The Orange County Fire Authority has released some fire prevention information for businesses, owners and employees.

News ImageTRAFFIC SAFETY ADVISORY
The Irvine Police Department would like to remind students, parents and area motorists that it is the season for the start of many schools in the Irvine area and that extra traffic and student pedestrians may pose concerns for traffic safety.

News ImageCity Website Scheduled for Maintenance
The City website will be unavailable on Friday, August 13 all day, from approximately 1 a.m. to midnight. We apologize for any inconvenience.

News ImageCRIME WARNING
Recently, there has been a series of theft scams involving victims and their ATM cards wherein the Suspect tampers with bank ATM machines before a customer approaches the machine by placing plastic objects and/or adhesive tape inside the card slot.

News ImageMikhail Gorbachev at UCI
Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Mikhail Gorbachev, will be the inaugural recipient of UCI's Citizen Peacebuilding Award on March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Irvine Barclay Theater. He will also lecture on "The Road to a Sustainable Environment and a Safer World: A Call for Global Glasnost."

News ImageIrvine Police Department's 33rd Annual Awards Banquet
The Irvine Police Department will hold its 33rd Annual Awards Banquet on Wednesday, February 18 at 6 p.m. at the Irvine Marriott Hotel.

News ImageMotorized Scooter Law Designed to Protect Riders
Did you know that the rider of a gas or electric motorized scooter must be16 years of age? Read more on the latest motorized scooter laws before you let your youngster hop on board.

Visit the Irvine Police Department website by clicking here


News ImageSOBRIETY/ DRIVER’S LICENSE CHECKPOINT
The Irvine Police Traffic Bureau will be conducting a sobriety/driver’s license checkpoint during the evening hours of Friday, December 19, 2003. The checkpoint will be located at the intersection of Jamboree and Dupont.

News ImageCity of Irvine Employees “Dress in Denim” to Help Raise Dollars for American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund
The City of Irvine has kicked off an “I Paid to Dress in Denim” fundraising campaign to help raise dollars and increase awareness for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

News ImageIrvine Chili Challenge Heats Up Irvine!
With the end of summer near, it’s time for the community to gear up for an exciting fun-filled, fall event.

Get ready for the Irvine Chili Challenge on Saturday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The event, sponsored by Taco Bell, is designed to bring the community together while celebrating the Chamber of Commerce’s 25th Anniversary.


News ImageWANTED for Bank Robbery
SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:
Sex: Male, Race: Caucasian, Age: 25-35, Height: 6', Weight: 170-180 lbs., Eyes: Unknown, Hair: blonde/red, Build: Medium

Suspect wears casual clothing, usually shorts and long sleeve shirt, possibility hiding tattoos.


News ImageMayor Agran to Present 2002 Citizen of the Year Award

On Wednesday, July 9, 2003, Mayor Agran will present the Citizen of the Year Award at the Irvine Chamber’s Annual Membership Breakfast being held at the Hyatt Regency Irvine from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. The cost to attend the breakfast is $45 for members and $55 for non-members.


News ImageGeographic Policing
The City has been divided into three areas named, “Portola,” “University” and “Crossroads.” Each of the areas are lead by a single Commander supported with a cadre of supervisors, Patrol officers, Traffic officers, Investigators and civilian support staff, all of whom are tasked with working toward preventing community safety issues and quickly and effectively resolving issues as they evolve.

News ImageSpecial Olympic/Claim Jumper “Tip-a-Cop”
On Thursday, May 8th, members of the Irvine Police Department will take their oath to "serve" and protect to a new level, trading in their handcuffs and badges for menus and serving trays to assist servers at the Irvine Claim Jumper (located at the intersection of Culver and Alton, in the City of Irvine) during dinner.

News ImageSizdeh Bedar... High Congestion Possibilities Driving in Irvine this Weekend
On Sunday, March 30, 2003, members of the Persian community and their guests will gather at William R. Mason Regional Park, located in the city of Irvine to celebrate the Iranian New Year “Sizdeh Bedar.”

News ImageIrvine Youth & Seniors to Participate in “Orange County Reads One Book” Program, April 9
As part of the “Orange County Reads One Book” program, The City of Irvine will host an informal book discussion on Wednesday, April 9, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Irvine Civic Center (1 Civic Center Plaza).

News ImageTogether we Prepare
The Orange County Fire Authority, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is offering preparedness classes to help you prepare for disasters such as earth-quakes or domestic terrorism.

News ImageEmergency Preparedness
The City of Irvine Emergency Management Office recommends that citizens be prepared for all emergencies, whether related to terrorism or other man-made or natural disasters.

News ImageRead Across America
On March 3, 2003, University Park Elementary School kicked off "Read Across America" with a visit from City of Irvine guest readers. This nationwide program encouraging reading in our school children also celebrated the birthday of Dr. Suess.

News ImageTerror Threat Level to High Risk
As most of you are aware, the national threat level was raised to orange earlier this week in response to information regarding potential terrorist activities. Be assured that the Irvine Police Department is monitoring the situation, and, as always, is at work keeping our community safe and well informed.

News ImagePublic Safety Undergoes a Facelift
Beginning Thursday, February 13, 2003, our front lobby will be closed for construction and the Business Desk unit will be operating out of Room L102 in City Hall.

News ImageDriver's Edge: Know Yourself, Know Your Limts
The Driver's Edge is coming to your town. In 2002, over 1,200 Las Vegas, Nevada teens had the opportunity to attend this innovative and life saving program. And now, on February 22nd and 23rd the program is coming to Orange County.