The Administration Division is the executive branch of the Department and is Chief is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, and directing the multi-year and near term goals for all areas of the Department including, but not limited to: patrol, traffic, investigations, communications, emergency preparedness and disaster response, special operations, crime prevention, forensics, and other activities related to the overall public safety needs for the City of Irvine.
The Administration Division is sectioned into three specific sections:
- The Office of the Chief of Police
- Support Services
- Administrative Services
- Public Information Officer
The Office of the Chief of Police
The Chief of Police is charged with communicating the overall direction, mission, and goals to all areas of the Department. The Chief advises the City Manager and City Council on matters pertaining to law enforcement and other complex matters. He works closely with City departments in developing and implementing programs to solve police services problems within the Irvine Community, and assists in researching and analyzing a variety of administrative and operational issues within the Department. The Chief is also responsible for directing, coordinating, and participating in the operations of the other sections within the Administration Division.
Mike Hamel | Chief of Police
Public Information Officer
The Public Information Officer is separate from the City of Irvine Public Information Office. The role of the Irvine Police Public Information Officer is to maintain established and open lines of communication with news networks and media outlets, and provide them with information regarding police related activities and or programs. The Public Information Officer is responsible for providing press releases on behalf of the Chief of Police regarding major investigations, important public safety events, and other communication items related to general public safety. The Public Information Officer also provides updates to Department related activities through the following websites and the Access Irvine App.
Kim Mohr | Public Information Officer