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Crime victims are afforded specific rights and there are many resources and support services available to assist during what may be a difficult time. Our goal is to assign most crime reports to a detective as soon as possible; this happens sooner for more serious crimes. This detective is the person who may contact you with additional questions or information and will be your point of contact for any questions you may have regarding the investigation. To determine the detective assigned to your case, please contact the front desk at the Irvine Police Department at 949-724-7000.

The Irvine Police Department’s Return Home Registry is an innovative program designed to assist officers in locating lost or wandering persons when they go missing from their home or caregivers. Because these can be critical times the program assists in getting vital information to law enforcement personnel to assist in locating your loved ones sooner.

Welcome to the City of Irvine Parking Information Section.  The City of Irvine forbids parking in red zones or where signs prohibit same, pursuant to Municipal Code Section 6-3-573.  This municipal code is designed not only to improve the aesthetics of the community, but it also allows for greater public safety.


Working in partnership with the community, we will preserve the peace, uphold the law with fairness and provide quality service.



We will engage with our community through exemplary service and unparalleled professionalism, while employing a staff that reflects the growth and diversity of our community.

We will commit to implementing the latest technology and best practices to meet the demands of modern policing.

In order to provide the highest level of quality service, Irvine is divided into three geographic areas.  Each geographic area is lead by an Area Commander supported by a team of supervisors, patrol officers, traffic officers, investigators and civilian support staff. This policing model allows these personnel to be more familiar with the people that live and work in their area.

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