Public Safety

The Irvine Police Department (IPD) is a professional, values-based organization where community oriented policing is a way of life. IPD aspires to be a world-class leader in policing, a model for character, innovation and service. It strives to protect our diverse and dynamic community with fairness, integrity and respect for the rights of individuals. It is also committed to developing a creative, forward-thinking workforce, dedicated to raising our level of excellence to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Thanks to a professional and caring law enforcement team, Irvine is consistently named the safest city in the nation among cities with populations of over 100,000. The Irvine Police Association was created, in part, to support the community through sponsorships, donations and community events.  Information about sponsorship opportunities can be found on the Association’s website.

Orange County Fire Authority

The City contracts with the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) to provide fire protection and emergency services in the community. OCFA is a regional fire service agency that serves 23 Orange County cities and all unincorporated areas and protects over 1.6 million residents from its 71 fire stations located throughout the county.


Irvine's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a program designed to prepare citizens to help themselves, their families, and their neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because professional emergency service personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, CERT training can make a difference in saving lives and protecting property in our community. The training includes the basic skills important in disaster response, such as disaster medical operations, fire suppression, and light search and rescue. CERT training is provided by staff of the Irvine Police Department and the Orange County Fire Authority. For more information, visit, or call 949-724-7054.


The Irvine Disaster Emergency Communications (IDEC) is an organized team of over 60 experienced, trained and dedicated amateur radio operators (Hams). Members routinely volunteer their time and extensive radio communication skills to augment normal methods of communications used by the Irvine Police Department in times of emergencies or major disasters. As a vital part of the Irvine Police Department, IDEC is a valuable component of the City’s Emergency Preparedness Plan. For more information visit the IDEC website


Volunteer opportunities are available through the Trauma Intervention Program, which provides emotional and practical support to victims of traumatic events.

Other Organizations

Other locally-based charitable organizations related to public safety and emergency services can be found on the City’s website