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Thank you and welcome to the Irvine Police Department’s website. This website is one of the many ways that the Irvine Police Department strives to communicate with our community members. It is my hope that our website can help provide you with information on current crime trends and helpful insights into the Irvine Police Department.

The Irvine Police Department is a professional, values-based organization where community oriented policing is a way of life. Community policing is the foundation the police department has  built  upon since  it began in 1975.

On May 24, 2003, the Irvine Police Department implemented geographic policing in an effort to develop greater ownership and a higher level of commitment between our officers and our community members.

I hope you will enjoy touring our website and benefit from the information that has been compiled about crime and our prevention efforts in our City.

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News ImageWire Fraud and Money Scams
The Irvine Police Department would like to share some 'Wire Fraud and Money Scams' prevention tips.
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News ImageWarm Weather Pet Safety Tips - Vehicle Temperature
As temperatures outside rise, the inside temperature of a vehicle can heat up quickly. Although dark colored vehicles absorb heat much faster, all vehicles get hot inside quickly in warm temperatures, even with the windows slightly down. Please remember to not leave your pets inside your vehicle even for “just a minute” while you run an errand.

News ImageIrvine Police CERT Program

Do you want to learn more about the Irvine Police Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) program? Do you want to join and become a C.E.R.T. member? Watch this video to learn how you can!

CLICK HERE to view the Irvine Police C.E.R.T. video

News ImageHeartfelt Condolences to Our Extended Law Enforcement Family

Our hearts and prayers go out today to the families of our law enforcement brothers who lost their lives during the tragic and violent events of the past days. Heartfelt condolences to our extended law enforcement family at the Riverside Police Department and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

The men and women of the Irvine Police Department will forever remember and mourn their loss and the loss of the innocent victims from Irvine, USC Public Safety Officer Keith Lawrence and California State University, Fullerton Assistant Basketball Coach, Monica Quan.

We will also keep in our thoughts, our three other law enforcement brothers wounded in Corona, Riverside and San Bernardino and we pray for their full and speedy recovery.

News Image5-Year Old Boy Sends Irvine Police Officer Thank You Note
Back on December 9, 2012, The Irvine Police Department was dispatched to the area of Turtle Ridge in Irvine for a burglary call. While officers were investigating and taking the suspect into custody, they were also checking the area to see if there were any other potential victims. While contacting one resident, they noticed that a 5-year old boy had just posted a hand drawn poster made by him listing his bicycle as missing.

News ImageChief Drops by for a Surprise Visit to Crossing Guard Darlene Hoag’s Corner in Turtle Rock
On November 16, 2012, Turtle Rock Elementary celebrated Crossing Guard, Darlene Hoag’s 90th Birthday. The parents and students showered her with flowers, cards and gifts of thanks. Her decision to work after retirement is remarkable and the parents wanted to make sure she knows her dedication is not taken for granted. Looking at Darlene, you know that 90 is just a number. Her heart is full as she exhibits youthful enthusiasm for her service to the kids at Turtle Rock Elementary.

News ImageInvestigation Bureau Presents Senior Safety Tips
On Monday, the Lakeview Senior Center welcomed Detective Hudson and Civilian Investigator Covarrubias to discuss personal safety issues affecting senior citizens in our community.

News ImageCongratulations Irvine Police Community Police Academy Class #21!
The Community Police Academy (CPA) class was made up of 25 community members. Meeting once a week for nine weeks, they got an in-depth look into the day-to-day operations of the Irvine Police Department.

News ImageOutstanding Supporter of Prevention Awards
On Saturday, May 5, 2012, School Resource Officers Frei, Holloway, Jahid, Robinson, Russell, and Wiebe were presented with Outstanding Supporter of Prevention Awards by the Irvine Prevention Coalition during a ceremony held at City Hall.

News ImageChief Maggard Swears in Officer Christopher King
On Monday, December 05, 2011, Police Officer Christopher King was sworn in by Chief Maggard in the Conference and Training Center. Officer King graduated from the Orange County Sheriff’s Basic Academy Thursday December 1st. The graduation was attended by Deputy Chief Noble, Lieutenant Allan, Sergeant Egan and Officer Casas.