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City of Irvine
Public Information Office

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Irvine, CA 92606



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Irvine Police to Host School Safety Town Hall Presentation

The Irvine Police Department (IPD) will host a school safety town hall presentation on Thursday, June 9, at 6 p.m., at the City of Irvine Council Chamber.

In light of recent horrific events involving gun violence in our region and across our Nation, IPD will share with our community the steps we have taken to prevent and respond to threats to our schools.

“Maintaining school safety is a critical priority of the Irvine Police Department” said Irvine Police Chief Michael Kent. “For over 15 years, we have worked collaboratively with our educators with an emphasis on early identification and prevention of school threats. Additionally, we have placed considerable focus and resources toward training both our personnel and school staff members on immediate active shooter response protocols.”

During the presentation, details about the following topics will be shared:

  • Overview of the IPD Youth Services Unit.
  • IPD training and equipment supporting immediate active shooter response.
  • Overview of the IPD Threat Management Unit.
  • Early identification and prevention of threats to our schools.
  • Long-standing collaborative efforts between IPD and our education partners regarding school safety.

If you are unable to attend in person, you can view the Town Hall live via, ICTV live-stream, Cox Communications Channel 30, or AT&T U-verse Channel 99. A recording will also be posted to our website for viewing on-demand.