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Geographic Area - Portola


I am pleased to welcome you to the Irvine Police Department Portola Area webpage. The members of the Portola Policing Team hope that this site will serve as a useful resource for residents, our business community, and visitors.

The Irvine Police Department has implemented geographic policing in an effort to develop greater ownership and a higher level of commitment between our officers and our community members.  The geographic policing plan enhances customer service, and facilitates more positive interaction between police and the community we serve.        

In support of geographic policing, the Irvine Police Department is organized into three service areas: University, Crossroads, and Portola. Each area is assigned an Area Commander who has “24/7” responsibility for each of the three service areas as it relates to traffic, crime, and quality of life issues. The Portola Team includes Patrol Officers, Traffic Officers, Detectives, School Resource Officers, Supervisors (Sergeants), Animal Services Officers, and Public Safety Assistants. Each of these team members has committed to serving their communities in the Portola Area. 

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As the Area Commander, I am responsible for the delivery of police services to the residential villages, commercial centers, faith based communities, and school campuses within the Portola Area. 

Should you have questions or concerns regarding traffic, crime, or quality of life issues within the Portola geographic area please contact me at
mmahoney@cityofirvine.org or at (949) 724-7059. 

Matthew Mahoney, Commander 
Portola Area

   Great Park Special Events

   Robert Warren, Sergeant
   (949) 724-6594

   Parking or Traffic Related
   Concerns in your Neighborhood?

   Portola Area Traffic Officer 
   Jerry Waterlander
   (949) 724-7212 x2169


Villages Served:

  • Cypress Village
  • Lower Peter's Canyon
  • North Park
  • North Park Square
  • Northwood
  • Northwood Point
  • Orange County Great Park
  • Orchard Hills
  • Portola Springs
  • Racquet Club
  • Stonegate
  • West Irvine
  • Woodbury
  • Woodbury East 

Schools Served:

  • Canyonview Elementary School 
  • Northwood Elementary School
  • Santiago Hills Elementary School
  • Stonegate Elementary School
  • Woodbury Elementary
  • Rancho San Joaquin Middle School
  • Arnold O. Beckman High School
  • Northwood High School
  • Crean Lutheran High School
  • Orchard Hills School
  • Great Foundations Montessori
  • New Horizon School
  • Northwood Montessori School