School Resource Officers

The Irvine Police Department School Resources Officers work in partnership with the Irvine and Tustin Unified School Districts to provide safe school campuses throughout the Irvine community. School Resource Officers are sworn Police Officers assigned to school sites to act as a resource for students, parents and school administration. Through enforcement of the law and education on many topics, the School Resource Officers are a direct link between Irvine youth community and the Irvine Police Department.

If you would like to contact one of our School Resource Officers, look below for the officer assigned to your school or send an email by clicking on the officer’s name.


Lieutenant Cathy Scherer
949-724-7117 |


Sergeant Tim Petropulos
949-724-7216 |


Officer Tanya Ayalde
Northwood High School / Crean Lutheran High School
Jeffrey Trail Middle School / Sierra Vista Middle School
949-724-7181 |

Officer Traci Fischer
Woodbridge High School
Lakeside Middle School
949-724-7275 |

Officer Clarissa Funaki
Woodbridge High School
Lakeside Middle School
949-724-7275 |

Officer Alex Ghilarducci
Creekside High School
South Lake Middle School
Plaza Vista School (K-8)
949-724-7050 |

Officer Melissa Porter
Portola High School / Crean Lutheran High School
Beacon Park School (K-8) / Cadence Park School (K-8)
949-724-7058 |

Officer Crystal Soria
University High School
Rancho San Joaquin Middle School
Vista Verde School (K-8)
949-724-7251 |

Officer Erin Brennan
Irvine High School
Venado Middle School
949-724-7239 |

Officer Jose Ayala
Beckman High School
Orchard Hills School (K-8)
949-724-7184 |


Officer Rafaelo Papale
Serves Irvine elementary schools
949-724-7185 |

Mathew Aragon
Serves Irvine elementary schools
949-724-7184 |

Officer Hillary Ahluwalia
Serves Irvine elementary schools
949-724-7186 |

Officer Alex Mendoza
Serves Irvine elementary schools
949-724-7252 |


National Association of School Resource Officers
Irvine Unified School District