The History of the Irvine Police Department (Page 10)
In 2007, the Irvine Police Department established a “Youth Liaison Officer” position responsible for assisting the Special Investigations Unit identify and work with at-risk teens in the community.
The Youth Liaison Officer works in partnership with the Irvine School Resource Officers, schools and school districts, homeowner associations, apartment managers, property managers and other members of the community to enhance public safety as it relates to Irvine’s at-risk youth.
The Area Traffic Officer Program was formed to address neighborhood traffic complaints, utilizing creative, proactive approaches within each of the Department’s three geographic areas. The program provides a single point person within each patrol area whom residents and businesses can consistently contact regarding traffic-related issues and concerns. Most importantly, residents are able to develop relationships with officers and be assured that an officer is addressing their safety concerns. The City of Irvine realized a 6% reduction in total traffic collisions in 2007. This is a remarkable achievement considering the addition of new residential areas and a number of new roadways within the City of Irvine.