|Irvine Police Department|
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 that 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.
|David L. Maggard, Jr. |
Chief of Police
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|Be a smart shopper this holiday season. As the shopping rush begins, here are some helpful tips from the Irvine Police Department to make your holiday shopping safer at local stores and online.|
|On Friday, October 25, Detective Leticia Hernandez was honored at the Annual Trauma Intervention Program, Hero’s with Heart Dinner at the Anaheim Hilton.|
|On Tuesday, Motor Officer Bergstrom received the Employee of the Quarter award during a luncheon held at the Irvine Marriott Hotel.|
|On Tuesday, Officer R. Smith and K9 Buddy visited Tarbut v’Torah and assisted one of the students with a “book talk” presentation. The student had read a book about working dogs, and Buddy assisted by demonstrating some of his skills for the class.|
|Last Thursday and Friday, Irvine Police Department SWAT had the opportunity to train with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB). SEB members provided incident debriefs of critical incidents highlighting lessons learned and provided range training. |
|Saturday, SWAT Officers Bryant and Campbell and D.A.R.E. Officer Aragon attended OCFA Open House on Saturday, October 12.|
|On Friday, the Irvine Police Department hosted a group of female officers visiting from Tajikistan. Female police officers in Tajikistan have been traditionally assigned to administrative duties only, very similar to the beginnings for women in law enforcement in the United States. |
|The City of Irvine, in partnership with the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, is holding a special toy drive to benefit the children and families of Irvine’s adopted Marine Battalion from Camp Pendleton. Help make the season brighter for a child whose mom or dad is in service to this country by donating a new, unwrapped gift suitable for infants or children through 12 years.|
On Monday, September 16, 2013, Chief Maggard swore in Police Officers Heather Phillips and Brain Sharp. Family, friends and Department personnel were on hands to welcome the officers who are new to Irvine but not to law enforcement. Officer Phillips comes to Irvine from the Costa Mesa Police Department and Officer Sharp comes to us from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, Chief Maggard swore in one new Lieutenant and two new Sergeants in a promotional ceremony at City Hall. Lieutenant Scott McClellan will fill the vacancy of the Office of Support Services and Special Projects while Sergeant Frough Jahid and Jeff Alexen will fill supervisor roles in patrol operations.