|September is National Preparedness Month and the Irvine Police Department Office of Emergency Management would like to encourage Irvine residents to be prepared by making a family plan, stockpiling emergency supplies and knowing how to stay connected to the City. Taking these simple steps will go a long way during a natural disaster or other emergency.|
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With the start of a new school year just around the corner, we want to take the opportunity to remind motorists and parents of the increased pedestrian and bicycle activity this time of the season brings to our neighborhoods.
|On Wednesday, Chief Maggard swore in Officer Ralph Villejo in a ceremony held in the Department's Emergency Operations Center. Officer Villejo took his oath of office in a room filled with friends, family and new co-workers.|
|The Irvine Police Department would like to share some 'Wire Fraud and Money Scams' prevention tips.|
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|On Friday, Chief Maggard swore in three new Irvine police officers in a ceremony held in in Department's Emergency Operations Center. The three officers, Paul Gebert, Frank LoNigro and Nate Ridlon took their oath of office in front of a crowd full of their friends, family members and new co-workers |
|The Irvine Police Bring a Whole New Meaning to 'Protect and Serve' for One Special Night|
Irvine Police Department officers and employees will volunteer to serve as celebrity waiters and collect tips for the Special Olympics on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. at the Irvine Spectrum.
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The National “Click It or Ticket” traffic safety campaign begins today, May 19, and will continue through June 1. The Irvine Police Department will be joining law enforcement throughout the state to conduct targeted seat belt enforcement in support of the Office of Traffic Safety’s efforts to boost seat belt use both day and night.
|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. |
|This week is National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week! |
On our website, we have multiple resources and information about our Animal Services Unit as well as answers to most questions you may have.
This week, April 13-19th is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.
If so, the Irvine Police Department would like to announce that starting April 14, 2014 through April 25, 2014 there will be an open application acceptance window for the position of Police Officer Recruit.
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The month of April is 'Distracted Driver Awareness Month'
The Irvine Police Department would like to share with you some important informaiton about distracted driving.
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April is Earthquake Preparedness Month and the Irvine Police Department Office of Emergency Management would like to encourage Irvine residents to be prepared by making a family plan, stockpiling emergency supplies and knowing how to stay connected to the City. Taking these simple steps will go a long way during an earthquake or other emergency.
| On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the Irvine Police Department will be participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. |
|Do you want to know more about the Indigenous animals of Irvine?|
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|DARE Officer Aragon, Officer Chandler and Public Safety Assistant Lovenduski, participated in the Read Across America Campaign today in honor of the late great Dr. Seuss. Officers went to four Irvine elementary schools and read books to students in their classrooms. The students were excited to have these special classroom guests and eager to ask questions about law enforcement after the stories were read.|
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Chief Maggard was honored at the 37th Annual California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) Training symposium. Outgoing CPCA President, Covina Police Chief Kim Raney presented Chief Maggard with the prestigious Joe Malloy Award for his dedication and service to law enforcement and to the California Police Chiefs Association.
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Wednesday afternoon, Barry Miller was sworn in by Chief Maggard as the Department’s newest Sergeant. Barry’s family, friends and coworkers were joined by his extended OCFA family and colleagues from the Long Beach Police Department during a ceremony in the Emergency Operations Center. It was standing room only to watch the ceremony and congratulate Sergeant Miller as he takes on his new role as a formal leader within the Department.
|On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, Chief Maggard swore in three new police officers in a ceremony held in in Department’s Emergency Operations Center. The three officers, Bo Kim, Joshua Wyper and Mudassar Mahmood took their oath of office in front of a packed crowd full of friends, family members and new co-workers.|
On Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Senior Crime Analyst Darcy Purvis received the Employee of the Quarter award at a luncheon hosted by the Irvine Exchange Club at the Marriott Hotel. Chief Maggard, Commander Hallinan and Lieutenant Condon attended the luncheon to lend their support to this well-deserved honor.
On Tuesday, Chief Maggard swore in Commander Mike Hallinan and Lieutenant Frank Andersen during a ceremony at the Irvine Civic Center’s Conference and Training Center. A capacity crowd attended to congratulate the men on their promotions including several members of the community and colleagues from other law enforcement agencies.
|On Monday, December 16, at 10:00 a.m., the Irvine Police Department will host the Orange County DUI Task Force press conference in the Civic Center piazza. |
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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 Thursday, October 31, 2013, Chief Maggard swore in Clay Rinker as the Department’s newest police officer in a ceremony held in the briefing room.|
|On Wednesday, November 13, the Irvine Police Department will be hosting a countywide car seat inspection event at the Lakeview Senior Center, 20 Lake Road, Irvine, 92604. Safety seat technicians from the Irvine, Garden Grove, Tustin and Orange County Sheriff’s departments as well as CHOC and the Orange County Health Department will be joining forces to inspect and assist with the proper installation of child safety seats. |
|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.|
|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. |
|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. |
|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.
|On Friday, August 9, 2013, Acting Lieutenant McClellan graduated from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI) in Sacramento|
|On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, The Irvine Police Department organized the City’s annual National Night Out. The event was held at three locations - University Park, The Ranch Park and Cypress Village Community Park.|
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|On Monday, July 15, 2013, Chief Maggard swore in Police Officers Salazar and Crawley during a ceremony held in the Department’s Emergency Operations Center. Family members, friends and Department personnel were in attendance to welcome the new officers who graduated from the 205th class of the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy last week. |
Beginning the week of August 5, Irvine’s marked patrol fleet will be equipped with 49 automated external defibrillator (AED) devices. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the disruption of the heart’s function, causing a lack of blood flow to vital organs. According to the American Red Cross, SCA is one of the leading causes of unexpected death and affects more than 350,000 people in the United States annually.
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|On Thursday, June 6, 2013, twelve members of the Irvine Police Department attended a Korean cultural training seminar held at the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The purpose of the training is to provide officers with an understanding of Korean culture and customs.|
|On Saturday, June 8, 2013, Sergeant Troy Gielish was presented with the Excellence in Partnership Award by the Irvine Ranch Conservancy. The award was presented at the annual Volunteer and Partner Celebration which recognizes the recipients of the Irvine Ranch Conservancy Excellence in Volunteerism awards and the annual Partnership awards.|
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Irvine Police Department officers and employees will volunteer to serve as celebrity waiters and collect tips for the Special Olympics on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. at the Irvine Spectrum.
Be there as they take on FOUR restaurants in one night!
Join us at Javier’s Cantina, Ruby’s Diner, P.F. Chang’s and Kabuki Japanese Restaurant at the Irvine Spectrum Entertainment Center located at 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine, CA
|The Irvine Police Department has joined other California law enforcement agencies to support the “Click it or Ticket” traffic safety campaign which runs May 20 through June 2. |
|On Saturday, May 11, 2013, The Irvine Police Department hosted the 4th Annual Pushups for Charity event at the Irvine Civic Center Piazza. The event was planned and coordinated by Detective Sean Paul Crawford with the help of Custom Bodies Fitness in Irvine. This event gathers local high school and middle school teams for a friendly competition of who can do the most pushups as a team. This year the students competing for the bronze boot were from University High School, Woodbridge High School, Irvine High School, Irvine Girls Lacrosse and Sierra Vista Middle School. While University High was hoping to defend its win from last year, Woodbridge High came in first with 490 pushups just pushing past University by 20 pushups. |
|This week, the Irvine Police Honor Guard represented the Department at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC. Additional Irvine Police personnel also attended several of the events during National Police Week, May 11 -18. |
|On Thursday, May 9, 2013, the Orange County Auto Theft Advisory Committee (ATAC) held its 23rd annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Officer of the Year awards. |
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|On May 6, 2013, The Irvine Police Department participated in the 37th Annual California Peace Officer’s Memorial Ceremony in Sacramento|
On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, the Irvine Rotary Club and the Irvine Police Department presented Michele Gile, a reporter with CBS/KCal9, with the Public Safety Partnership Award at a breakfast held at the Rancho Senior Center.
|On Friday, April 26, 2013, Chief Maggard, Deputy Chief Hamel, Commander Mahoney and Lieutenants Hallinan and Hurtado attended the Crime Survivors 2013 Annual Award ceremony, held in Garden Grove. |
|On Saturday, April 27, 2013, the Irvine Police Department participated in National Drug Take-Back day. |
|On Saturday, April 27, 2013, the Annual Volunteer Awards Breakfast was held at the Lakeview Senior Center. |
On Friday, April 26, 2013, Deputy Chief Mike Hamel graduated from Command College in a ceremony held in San Diego. The 18-month program developed by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) meets every other month and is designed to focus police leaders on dynamics in leadership, strategic planning proactive solutions and futures forecasting. Essentially, the program is designed to utilize experts from outside the field of law enforcement to teach police managers how to manage the future.
Congratulations to Deputy Chief Hamel who graduated with academic honors including class Valedictorian and Most Inspirational student.
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The Irvine Police Department would like to share some firearm safety tips in our video series 'Got-a-Minute?'
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|On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, the Irvine Police Department’s Emergency Management Bureau held a graduation ceremony for its most recent Community Emergency Response Team members (CERT). Thirty-two Irvine residents became the City’s newest CERT members.|
|Please join Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer, Irvine Mayor Steven S. Choi, Ph.D., Tustin Mayor Al Murray, the Orange County Health Care Agency and Orange County Human Relations for this informative “Safe Communities Meeting” on April 17, 6-8 pm, at the Lakeview Senior Center. Please view PDF of flyer for more details. |
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|This week is National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week! On our website, we have multiple resources and information about our Animal Services Unit as well as answers to most questions you may|
On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, motor officer Michael Wright received the Officer of the Quarter award at a luncheon hosted by the Irvine Exchange Club at the Marriott Hotel. Chief Maggard, Deputy Chief Hamel, Lieutenant Hallinan and Sergeant Frank Andersen were in attendance to congratulate Officer Wright. Today’s award luncheon was originally scheduled in February but was postponed due to a large-scale homicide investigation.
|On Wednesday, April 3, 2012, the Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) hosed the Private Security Partnership (PSP) meeting at their headquarters on Sand Canyon Avenue in Irvine. Detective Jahangard presented on a dangerous and growing trend, the use of synthetic drugs and bath salts. |
|On Monday, March 25, 2013, Chief Maggard swore in Officer Agustina Arias to the Irvine Police Department. The ceremony took place in the Emergency Operations Center and was attended by friends, family and members of the Irvine Police Department.|
On Saturday, March 23, 2013, the Irvine Police Department basketball team took on the Orange County Fire Authority’s basketball team at an event sponsored by the Irvine Police Department’s DARE unit at University High School.
On March 19 and 20, 2013, the Irvine Police Department coordinated the “Every 15 Minutes” program for juniors and seniors at Beckman High School. Officers re-enacted a fatal DUI traffic collision the first day of the two-day program to give students an understanding of the real life dangers of driving impaired.
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This week the Irvine Police Department would like to share with you some information about 'Remove It or Lose It'
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More information can be found by visiting our Crime Prevention page athttp://bit.ly/CrimePrev
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|On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, a representative from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was present at the Irvine City Council meeting to recognize 12 officers from the Irvine Police Department for their outstanding contributions to the apprehension of impaired drivers. |
|ATTENTION IRVINE PARENTS: Mark your calendar for an important community meeting about the abuse of prescription, opiate and synthetic drugs. Come listen in and be educated by local experts as well as testimony from a family impacted first hand by drug abuse.|
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|The Irvine Police Department is requesting your help. In late February 2013, multiple gold rings and a charm were found inside of a small coin purse in the Heritage Plaza Shopping Center near the intersection of Culver Drive and Walnut Avenue in Irvine. |
|The Irvine Police Department would like to share with you some information on bicycle safety while riding on the roads in Irvine in our video series 'Got-a-Minute?' Quick information you can use right now.|
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|The Irvine Police Department would like to share with you some information on bicycle safety in our video series 'Got-a-Minute?' Quick information you can use right now.|
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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.
|Police have identified a suspect in last Sunday’s double slaying in Irvine.|
Christopher Jordan Dorner, whose last known address was in La Palma, has been identified in the shooting deaths of Keith Lawrence and Monica Quan.
Dorner’s whereabouts are currently unknown and he is likely armed and dangerous.
|The Irvine Police Department features the Access Irvine smartphone application in our new video series 'Got-a-Minute?' Quick information you can use right now.|
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|Got-a-Minute? The Irvine Police Department introduces our new video series. Quick information you can use right now. |
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|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.|
|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. |
On Monday, January 14, 2013, School Resource Officer Frough Jahid was honored during a meeting of the Tustin Unified School Board. Officer Jahid and school resource officers Scott Wright from the Tustin Police Department and Jay Myers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department were each recognized for their valuable service to the District which has high school campuses in Irvine and Tustin.
|Your Irvine Police Department would like to wish you a Happy New Year! View our special message here. http://bit.ly/2013NewYr|
On Monday, December 17, 2012, Chief Maggard swore in police officers Kyle Kestly and Jeffrey Wen during a ceremony held in the Department’s Emergency Operations Center. Family members, friends and Department personnel were in attendance to welcome the new officers who graduated from the 202nd class of the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy last Friday.
|On Monday, the Lakeview Senior Center welcomed Detective Hudson and Civilian Investigator Covarrubias to discuss personal safety issues affecting senior citizens in our community. |
Demonstrating the flexibility of amateur radio, Irvine Disaster Emergency Communications (IDEC) member, Bob Pestolesi, while visiting Palmer Station on Anvers Island in Antarctica, established a “HAM radio” link to amateur radio repeaters used in Irvine. The communication or “QSO” as it is referred to by radio operators was completed on December 5. While Mr. Pestolesi could be heard clearly on the radio across Orange County, also audible in the background were the sounds of penguins half a world away.
On Thursday, December 6, 2012, the Irvine Police Department participated in the 7th annual ‘Shop with a Cop’ event. Each year, just before the holidays, police personnel meet mothers and children who have been displaced from their homes by family violence to help bring them a spark of holiday cheer.
|The Irvine Police Department and the Irvine Community Services Department are pleased to announce a partnership with the Irvine Unified School District to implement the Safe Routes to School Program. This program will educate students and their families about traffic safety and promote safer bicycle and pedestrian travels to and from school. |
|On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, Chief Maggard swore in Michael Sherwood as the new Business Services Manager.|
Trauma Intervention Programs, INC. (TIP) is looking for caring people willing to be part of a team of citizens volunteers trained to provide emotional and practical support to the victims of traumatic events. No experience is necessary!
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|On Wednesday, November 28, a retirement ceremony was held for Business Services Manager Vivienne Hedgpeth marking 34 years of service at the Irvine Police Department. |
|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.|
|Hurricane Sandy is a reminder that disasters can strike at any time. To help residents stay connected to the City of Irvine for important information and updates during a disaster, please try the following communication methods: iAlert, 1640AM, City of Irvine website, social media, and ICTV Cox Channel 30. In addition to staying connected, it is important for residents to be prepared at home and work. Below is a starter emergency preparedness checklist. Customize your checklist to meet your family's individual needs.|
|On Wednesday, October 31, 2012, the Irvine Police Department held its first annual “Don’t Trick We’ll Treat” event. The event provided an opportunity for officers, employees and Police Explorers to interact with Irvine residents and share a positive experience with the community. The teams traveled to multiple neighborhoods throughout the community and handed out treats and stickers to the kids as they were out trick-or-treating.|
The Irvine Police Department will be providing free bicycle registration on Saturday, November 10, 2012 to all Irvine residents. The event will take place at the Irvine Police Department located at 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine 92606. Registration is required for all bikes that are parked on Irvine school campuses. You will need to bring the actual bicycle with you during this registration in order to verify the serial number. Irvine Municipal Code 4-7-401 requires all bicycles to be licensed in Irvine. Registration will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
|Last Saturday, September 29, the Irvine Police Department participated in the 5th National Drug Take-Back Day sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice. The goal of this important initiative is to prevent inappropriate use and irresponsible disposal of potentially dangerous expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs by offering a responsible disposal opportunity.|
|On Monday, September 24, 2012, Chief Maggard swore in Irvine's two newest officers, Matthew Andrade and Crystal Norbut, during a ceremony held at City Hall. The two graduated from the Golden West Academy on September 21st. Friends, family members and new coworkers attended to congratulate the new officers and welcome them to the Irvine Police Department.|
|Congratulations to the Irvine Police Department Emergency Management Unit who just received a Certificate of Special Recognition from the Southern Chapter of the California Emergency Services Association. |
On Thursday, September 13, 2012, the Irvine Police Department Honor Guard sent representatives to Vacaville where they attended the funeral of California Highway Patrol Officer Kenyon Youngstrom.
|On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, Chief Maggard gave a keynote speech during an observance of the 11-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. |
|On Sunday, September 9, 2012, the Irvine Police Department hosted the first Annual 9/11 Tournament of Heroes Charity Softball Event at Bill Barber Memorial Park. The event was held in partnership with the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), military personnel from Camp Pendleton and Team Kids.|
|Over Labor Day weekend Officer Dave Wills and 25 members of “Dental Care for Children” provided dental care to children at the Pwoje Espwa Sud Orphanage in southern Haiti. |
Friends and family gathered with members of the Irvine Police Department on Thursday, August 30, to bid “Aloha” to Diane Lawrence. Although somewhat against her wishes, the retirement celebration was planned by Chief Maggard due to an overwhelming desire of Diane’s collogues to wish her well. A compromise was struck when Diane sat in the front row rather than taking a chair center stage while several coworkers and former coworkers made presentations.
|As part of National Preparedness Month in September, the Irvine Police Department’s Emergency Management Office would like to remind residents about the importance of being prepared.|
|Sunday, August 5, 2012, Commander Aninag and Officer Aragon were invited by the Hindu Service Society to attend a community outreach program in observance of Raksah Bandhan, an annual festival to celebrate the affection and protection between brothers and sisters. |
|On Wednesday, August 1, 2012, a pair of “good Samaritans” received the Public Safety Partnership Award presented by the Irvine Police Department and the Rotary Club of Irvine. |
On Thursday, August 2, 2012, Commander Matt Mahoney, Lieutenant Dave Klug and Sergeant Tom Goodbrand were sworn in by Chief Maggard during a ceremony held at City Hall. Joining in the celebration were their families, fellow police personnel and colleagues from other police agencies.
|On July 31, 2012, Commander Mike Hamel was sworn in as Deputy Police Chief of the Irvine Police Department, during a ceremony at City Hall. Hamel’s promotion fills the vacancy left after the retirement of Deputy Chief Jeff Noble.|
The Irvine Police is requesting your help. In June of 2012, a gold necklace was found in the area of The Crossroads Shopping Center near the intersection of Culver Drive and Barranca Parkway in Irvine. The owner of the necklace could be a local resident or someone that was shopping and or visiting a local restaurant in that shopping center.
|On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, Public Safety Assistant Nikki Varner received the Employee of the Quarter award during a luncheon held at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Chief Maggard, Lieutenant Allan and many of Nikki’s family, friends and co-workers were all there to congratulate her for her outstanding work in the Office of Professional Development (OPD) where she has been assigned since 2007.|
On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, the Irvine Police Department hosted the quarterly Private Security Partnership meeting at the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) Headquarters. Deputy Fire Chief Ron Blaul welcomed all in attendance followed by a brief OCFA presentation on, “Creating Safer Communities One Apartment at a Time”
|On Monday, July 9, 2012, Police Officer Ryan Hutton was sworn in by Chief Maggard in the Emergency Operations Center. Attending the ceremony were Officer Hutton’s fiancé and parents as well as members of his new Irvine Police Department family.|
|Irvine Police Department was well represented last week at the 2012 U.S. Police and Fire Games in San Diego. Gold medals were the theme as Irvine officers took top honors in cycling, soccer, and roller hockey!|
|The second grade students at Canyon View School in Irvine made awards for the Irvine Police Department for their service in the community. After learning about heroes and how they make a difference in their lives, the kids decided to thank the Department for making Irvine a safe and great place to grow up.|
|On Saturday, June 23, 2012, the Irvine Disaster Emergency Communication (IDEC) unit joined thousands of amateur radio operators to demonstrate their capabilities to respond during a major disaster. |
|On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, Officer Hillyard was recognized by the Auto Theft Advisory Committee at their 22nd annual Vehicle Theft Recovery award ceremony. The awards were presented during a brunch at the Irvine Marriott. |
|The Irvine Police Department’s D.A.R.E unit will celebrate its 25th anniversary on June 16, 2012, at 4:00 p.m., in Bill Barber Park. The park is located at 4 Civic Center Plaza next to the Irvine Civic Center.|
|On Saturday, June 2, 2012, Officer Denny Bak received the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) California Hero Award at the 14th Annual MADD Law Enforcement Recognition Dinner in Sacramento. Also attending the ceremony to congratulate Officer Bak was Lieutenant Hallinan. |
|On Tuesday, June 05, 2012, members of the Irvine Police Department D.A.R.E. unit joined students from Eastshore Elementary School for their annual end-of-school year bike ride. The ride started at Eastshore and traveled through Irvine stopping briefly for a photo opportunity at the Civic Center and then on to the Newport Beach Fun Zone on Balboa Island|
|On Thursday, May 31, 2012, the Irvine Police Department and neighboring agencies in Orange County participated in the annual Torch Run for the Special Olympics. The torch run is an annual event to raise funds and awareness for the Special Olympics Summer Games being held June 9-10 at California State University, Long Beach.|
|On Monday, June 4, 2012, Chief Maggard swore in two new officers to the Irvine Police Department, Officers Joshua Balos and Bradley Boyer. The ceremony took place in the Emergency Operations Center and was attended by friends, relatives, members of the Irvine Police Department, and two members of the training staff from the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy.|
|On Saturday, May 26th, the Irvine Police Department hosted a charity event held at City Hall with partners Custom Bodies, a local fitness center, and The Boot Campaign an organization that supports past and present military personnel. This was the second year the Irvine Police Department has participated in this event.|
Trauma Intervention Programs, INC. (TIP) is looking for caring people willing to be part of a team of citizens volunteers trained to provide emotional and practical support to the victims of traumatic events. No experience is necessary!
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|Bring the family and join your friends, neighbors and local D.A.R.E. officers to watch a movie in the park on June 16th, 2012. The Irvine Police D.A.R.E. is hosting a movie and carnival night with bounce houses, field games and fun for the whole family. |
|Irvine Police Department officers will volunteer to serve as celebrity waiters and collect tips for the Special Olympics on Thursday, May 31st, 2012 from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. at the Irvine Spectrum. |
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|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. |
|On Tuesday, April 10th, Dan Jung, the Special Assistant to the Chief, received a certificate of recognition from Mayor Kang and members of the Irvine City Council for his 25 years of dedicated service to the City of Irvine.|
|The Irvine Police Department utilizes bicycle patrol officers in many different capacities. Several positions within the Department’s organizational structure require bicycle operation as part of their routine patrol responsibilities such as our Business Community Officers, Spectrum Center Patrol and School Resource Officers. Other bicycle operations are staffed by officers who volunteer for training and are selected for deployments based on crime trends or events requiring the unique qualities bicycle patrol offers|
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On Saturday, April 28th, the Irvine PD basketball team took on the Orange County Fire Authority’s basketball team at an event sponsored by the Irvine Police Department’s DARE unit at University High School.
On Tuesday, April 17, 2012, Officer Kyle Tanabe was honored as the Irvine Police Department Employee of the Quarter by the Exchange Club of Irvine during a luncheon at the Irvine Marriott. Chief Maggard, Deputy Chief Noble, Commander Hare, Lieutenant Allan, Sergeants Russell and Wolf, and Detective Cherney were all on hand to congratulate Officer Tanabe.
|Saturday, April 28th, at 6:00 p.m. in the University High School Gymnasium, the IPD 39’ers take on their rivals at the Orange County Fire Authority. Admission is free and your donation of a non-perishable food item supports the Second Harvest food bank. This event is coordinated by the Irvine Police Department DARE Unit. Half time entertainment will be provided by the Irvine Police K-9 team. Don’t miss the fun, there will be a snack bar and prizes for the kids.|
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On Tuesday, April 10th, Mayor Kang and the Irvine City Council publically acknowledged the Communications Bureau, proclaiming April 8th through 14th as National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week. Chief Maggard was present to personally thank communications personnel for their outstanding contributions to the safety of the Irvine community.
|IRVINE, CA (April 2, 2012) – In support of the California Office of Traffic Safety’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, the Irvine Police Department will be offering “zero tolerance” to those texting or operating hand-held cell phones during the month of April. Drivers who break the law and place themselves and others in danger will be cited. The current minimum ticket cost is $159, with subsequent tickets costing at least $279.|
|The Irvine Police is requesting your help. In March of 2012, a ladies ring was found in the area of The Crossroads Shopping Center near the intersection of Culver Drive and Barranca Parkway in Irvine. The owner of the ring could be a local resident or someone that was shopping and or visiting a local restaurant in that shopping center.|
|The Irvine Police Department is now accepting applications for its upcoming Community Police Academy. The Community Police Academy (CPA) is a program hosted by the Irvine Police Department designed to provide an in-depth look into the day-to-day operations of our law enforcement agency and its role in the criminal justice system. The class meets on Wednesday nights from April 18, 2012 through June 13, 2012.|
|On Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Irvine Police Department, in partnership with the Orange County Fire Authority and the California Fire Museum will be participating in the Orange County Great Park’s Community Safety Expo. |
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Braden Marks, Trent Chandler and Rebecca Steen were sworn in by Chief Maggard in the Conference and Training Center. Friends, family and Department members were joined by several of their academy classmates and the entire academy training staff for the ceremony. The three officers graduated from the 199th Orange County Sheriff’s Basic Academy the previous evening during a ceremony held at the academy. Lieutenant Allan, Sergeant Egan and Officer Casas were present to congratulate them at that event.
On Friday, March 9, 2012, Lieutenant Engen received the 2012 Women Making a Difference Award. California State Senator Lou Correa recognizes outstanding women in Orange County annually with the award in honor of Women's History Month. This year, Senator Correa honored women in public service, particularly those who have served our country in the military and law enforcement. Lieutenant Engen was nominated for her dedication to recruiting, retaining and developing women to the law enforcement profession. This prestigious award was presented during a ceremony held at the Westminster Civic Center. Also attending the award ceremony were Chief Maggard and Commander Hamel.
|The Irvine Police is requesting your help. In November of 2011, a ladies wedding ring was found in the fields at Harvard Park in Irvine. It is believed that the ring was possibly lost while attending a sporting event on one of the fields. The owner of the ring could be a local resident or someone that was attending a sporting event at the park who lives outside of the City of Irvine. |
Thursday, February 16, 2012, Business Services Administrator Jen Kaiser graduated from Cal State Fullerton’s Leadership Development for Public Agencies program.
On Tuesday, February 7, 2012, Detective Hudson was honored as the Irvine Police Department Employee of the Quarter by the Exchange Club of Irvine during a luncheon held at the Irvine Marriott hotel.
On Tuesday, April 17th, from 9am-10am, the Irvine Police Department will be presenting an Alarm User Awareness class at City Hall. Targeting residents and businesses in the City, this informative class is a valuable resource for those with security systems. Learn how to alleviate the frustration of false alarms as well as avoid the costly penalties associated with unnecessary police responses.
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|Wednesday evening, February 1st, the Emergency Management Unit hosted what they hope will be a monthly training event for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members. The informative and always entertaining Sergeant van der Sluys Veer, presented information for CERT volunteers that they can take back to their neighborhoods and share with their family and friends.|
|On Wednesday, February 1st, the Irvine Rotary Club and Irvine Police Department presented the quarterly Public Safety Partnership Award during a breakfast held at the Rancho Senior Center. |
|On Thursday, December 22, 2011, a new Irvine municipal code addressing “Social Hosting” went into effect. This important ordinance will be an additional tool, enabling the Irvine Police Department to address the service of alcoholic beverages to minors at social gatherings. |
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Presently, the City of Irvine is experiencing a city-wide increase in burglaries from motor vehicles. Apartment complexes, fitness centers, shopping centers and other parking areas – including in front of your home – often attract opportunistic thieves who are looking for an easy target. (Video)
On Thursday, December 01, 2011, Crime Analyst Lorie Velarde was honored at a luncheon held at the Los Angeles Police Academy by the Southern California Crime and Intelligence Analysts’ Association (SCCIAA).
|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. |
On Thursday, November 10, 2011, friends and family filled the briefing room to say goodbye to Officer Joel Davis who is retiring after 25 years of service. Officer Davis began his career in law enforcement at the Grand Junction Colorado Police Department in 1980. Later that year he moved to California and took a job as a San Marino Police Officer.
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On the evening of Halloween, Irvine Police Officers on the evening patrol shift brought in treats from home to pass out to kids in the community during their routine patrols.
|The City of Irvine activated its Emergency Operations Center about 3:30 p.m. today in response to a reported ammonia leak at San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant. All of the City of Irvine’s facilities are open and operating as usual. There is no danger to the public, according to the plant’s operator, Southern California Edison. Southern California Edison reported that there are no reported injuries, and the ammonia leak did not include any radioactive material. Southern California Edison has stated that no protective measures are needed by citizens. The City’s EOC was activated to its lowest level as a precautionary measure while awaiting further information. The Orange County Emergency Operations Center was activated to a Level 3 – indicating a serious incident – out of an abundance of caution. The Public Information Hotline phone number is (714) 628-7085.|
Saturday morning, “Edgers” as they are called, Lieutenant Mike Hallinan, Detective Arthur Guo and Reserve Officer Gary Ross participated in, “Over the Edge”, a Special Olympics event being held at the Long Beach Hyatt.
On Friday, October 21, 2011, Detective Sarah Tunnicliffe was honored at the annual Trauma Intervention Program, Hero’s with Heart Dinner at the Hilton, Costa Mesa.
On Tuesday, October 18, 2011, Officer Chris Bees received the Employee of the Quarter award at a luncheon held at the Irvine Marriot. Sponsored by the Irvine Exchange Club, the luncheon was attended by Exchange Club members as well as Chief Maggard, Deputy Chief Noble, Commander Hare, Sergeants Wolf and Russell, and Detective Cherney.
On Wednesday, October 12th, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. Irvine Police Lieutenant Mike Hallinan donned a fluffy white, chicken suit in a silly act for a serious cause.
On Thursday, October 6, 2011, Lieutenant Henry Boggs was honored at a retirement ceremony in the Conference and Training Center.
On Wednesday, September 26, 2011, Chief Maggard swore in John Condon and Kyle Turner during a promotion ceremony in the City Hall Conference and Training Center.
On Sunday, September 25th, Team Irvine participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. This was a banner year for Team Irvine as 60 participants walked and ran the 5K course in Newport Beach. This year’s team was the largest group so far and collected over $1,700 toward finding a cure for breast cancer.
Officer Cronin was joined by members of his family, his new coworkers as well as fellow graduates from his academy class. After the ceremony, Jade Mazzio and Lieutenant Allan conducted an orientation and tour of the Department for Officer Cronin’s family and friends.
On Thursday, September 15th, just before 3:00 a.m., an earthquake shook many Irvine residents awake. The quake, centered only 4 miles south-southwest of Irvine, was “small”, at only a 3.4 magnitude. A week ago a similarly “small”, 4.2 magnitude earthquake, shook Yucaipa just before 8:00 a.m. Although small in magnitude, these recent seismic reminders beg the question. ARE YOU READY?
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On Friday, September, 9th, Irvine Valley College held its annual remembrance in observance of the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001.
On Tuesday, September 6, 2011, the explorers held their Annual Explorer Banquet in the Irvine Police Department’s Emergency Operations Center.
On Thursday, September 1, 2011, Officer Dave Wills and 22 members of “Dental Care for Children” traveled to Haiti to provide dental care to children located at the Pwoje Espwa Sud orphanage.
|Trauma Intervention Programs, INC. (TIP) is looking for caring people willing to be part of a team of citizens volunteers trained to provide emotional and practical support to the victims of traumatic events. No experience is necessary! |
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Detective Melissa Porter returned to work Tuesday after a week-long soccer tournament in New York City at the World Police and Fire Games. Detective Porter joined Kelly Gorman, a Newport Beach Firefighter, and 15 other police officers and firefighters, from all over California to complete their roster.
On Thursday, September 1, 2011, the Irvine Police Department said goodbye to Senior Public Safety Assistant Lonnie Nelson as he embarks on the next chapter of his life, his “To-Do” list. Lonnie’s more than thirty years of service were celebrated Thursday during a Delta Shift Briefing, packed with current and previously retired personnel. One by one, Lonnie’s co-workers and friends stood up to tell stories and wish him well.
On Wednesday, August 17, 2011, DARE Officer Michael Predney was sworn in as the President of the California DARE Officers Association (CDOA) during a luncheon at their annual training conference in Pleasanton. Approximately forty officers, teachers and dignitaries were in attendance including Deputy Chief Noble and DARE Officer D’Alena.
On Thursday July 26, 2011, the Orange County Law Enforcement Exploring Advisors Association held its Eighth Annual Awards and Recognition Dinner at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center in Orange. The ceremony was well attended with the heads of several departments taking place in the awards presentations.
The Irvine Police Department’s basketball team, “Irvine’s Finest”, recently competed in the City of Irvine Summer Basketball League. The regular season consisted of nine games and ended with a dramatic tenth championship game.
On Tuesday July 26, three Public Safety employees were recognized for their 25 years of dedicated service to the Irvine Police Department at during the City Council meeting at City Hall.
During the week of July 15th, Chief Maggard made Lifesaving Award presentations in Bravo 4/10’s and Delta 3/12’s briefings to thank two officers and a sergeant for their quick response and successful rendering of medical aid. The two incidents occurred in May, approximately one week apart. In both cases, the actions taken by the officers were crucial to the survival of the victims.
On Tuesday, July 12, 2011, Officer Phillip Walsh received the Employee of the Quarter award at a luncheon hosted by the Irvine Exchange Club at the Marriott Hotel. Chief Maggard, Deputy Chief Noble, Commander Hare, and Officer Leticia Hernandez were in attendance to congratulate Officer Walsh.
|Please join Irvine Police Department and our community partners in celebrating 2011 National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2nd from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. |
The events will take place in two locations:
If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the Irvine Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at (949) 724-7193, or click on the PDF link below. We hope to see you there!
- The Quail Hill Village Center
- Brywood Elementary School
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On Monday July 11, 2011 Chief Maggard swore in Irvine Police Department’s newest officers, William Koo and Haldor Larum in a ceremony held in the Emergency Operations Center. Attending were members of the officers’ families as well as many members of their new Irvine Police Department family.
The Irvine Police Department has once again teamed up with 7-Eleven on “Operation Chill”.
On Sunday June 26, 2011 nearly 200 people turned out for the first annual Irvine Police Officers vs. Orange County Fire Authority Firefighters softball challenge. The three game tournaments took place at Bill Barber Park. The firefighters were victorious winning two out of three games.
On Thursday, June 16, 2011, Officer Denny Bak was recognized as Irvine’s nominee for the Orange County Auto Theft Award during a brunch at the Irvine Marriott.
On Sunday June 26, 2011 Irvine Police Officers and Orange County Fire Authority Firefighters will step up to the plate for charity. The Police Officers and Firefighters will be donating their time and are asking spectators to donate a non-perishable food item to benefit Families Forward.
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If you missed out on Tip-A-Cop, it’s not too late to support the Special Olympics! On Saturday, October 29, 2011, three SWAT Team members are going, “OVER THE EDGE” of a 16-story hotel in Long Beach.
On Thursday, June 9, 2011, nearly fifty employees of the Irvine Police Department volunteered their time to “Serve” their community and help the Special Olympics.
|On Thursday, June 2, 2011, members of the Irvine Police Department “carried the torch” to draw attention to the Special Olympics.|
On Thursday June2, 2011, Officers Aguirre, Alexen and Bryant received the “Bravo for Bravery” Award presented by the American Red Cross at a luncheon ceremony held at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin.
|Please help support efforts in assisting Japan and others affected by the earthquake and Pacific tsunami. The City of Irvine’s ties with Japan are deep, including residents with family, friends and business ties and with the sister city relationship with the City of Tsukuba. Tsukuba is located in the Ibaraki Prefecture approximately 217 miles southwest of the earthquake’s epicenter. |
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On Monday May 30, 2011, Irvine Police Honor Guard members Dave Monarek, Ray Velarde, Pat Ryan, Craig Huffmire, and Stephen Meyer participated in the Memorial Day Ceremonies at Bill Barber Park.
On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, Class #196 graduated from the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy.
On Tuesday May 17, 2011, Chief Maggard swore in Tim Schilling in a promotion ceremony in the Emergency Operations Center. This promotion fills the vacancy created by the recent promotion of Lieutenant Bill Whalen.
On Saturday May 16, 2011, members of the Irvine Police Department Honor Guard assisted with the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics at Irvine High School. Lieutenant Mike Hallinan ran the torch onto the field with two Special Olympians to signal the opening of this local event attended by more than 700 Special Olympians.
|On Saturday May 7, 2011, members of the Irvine Police Department walked 3.1 miles in Huntington Beach at the WALK Like MADD event. This is the third year Irvine PD has supported this event.|
On Tuesday, May 03, 2011, in a ceremony at City Hall, friends, colleagues, and community members gathered to celebrate a true icon in Irvine Police Department’s history.
Annually, during the week of May 15th , members of the law enforcement family, supporters and community leaders join in events, both local and national, to honor their fallen.
Saturday April 30, 2011 the Irvine Police Department participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) second National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Irvine’s collection site at the Lakeview Senior Center was staffed by Sergeant Maisano, Officers Mike Moore and Mike Frei as well as several Irvine Police Explorers.
On Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Chief Maggard swore in Lieutenant Bill Whalen in a ceremony at the Police Department. Lieutenant Whalen fills the vacancy created by the recent retirement of Lieutenant Al Murray.
On Tuesday April 26, 2011, the Irvine Police Department said goodbye to its most tenured member. Lieutenant Al Murray is retiring after 35 years in law enforcement.
On Tuesday April 19, 2011, Technical Reserve Bob LaTouche was recognized as the Employee of the Quarter by the Exchange Club of Irvine for his exceptional contributions to the network operations of the Mobile Communication Vehicle. Technical Reserve LaTouche was commended for his outstanding efforts in the modernization of the Mobile Command Center Vehicle and the technical development of the Volunteer Management Trailer. Members of LaTouche’s family, as well as Chief Maggard, Lieutenants Hurtado, Mahoney, and Hallinan, Sergeant Wood and fellow Technical Reservists, attended the luncheon held at the Irvine Marriott to congratulate Technical Reserve LaTouche on this well-deserved recognition.
Over the weekend, the Irvine Police Department participated in the Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay. Referred to as the largest police foot pursuit in the world, the relay covers 120 miles of treacherous desert, ranges from 700 to 5,500 feet above sea level, and is segmented into 20 legs ranging from 4.0 to 10.7 miles. The weather for this event has been recorded from blizzard conditions to over 110 degrees on the pavement depending on the time of year and the leg of the race.
On Tuesday April 12, 2011, School Resource Officer Dale Lawrence was honored at his last scheduled Investigative Meeting. Dale is retiring after 25 years of service.
On Friday, April 8, 2011, John Wayne Airport, Orange County Fire Authority, and the Orange County Health Care Agency presented Air EX-2011, “We’re All in This Together”, at the John Wayne Airport. Commander John Hare, Lieutenant Pat Hurtado, Emergency Services Coordinator Eileen Salmon, and CERT Team Coordinator Frank Southern attended the drill as observers.
On Wednesday, April 5, 2011, Lieutenant Tom Allan (LtCol, USMCR) returned home from his assignment as an Action Officer to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.
On March 30, 2011, Irvine Police Animal Services Officers participated in a training event at the Serrano Creek Equestrian Center. The City of Irvine Animal Services handles many calls for service and humane animal care is always their priority. It is imperative to the safety of the community, as well as our Animal Services Officers, they be adept in handling the many types of animals they come in contact with daily.
On Monday, April 4, 2011, and Tuesday April 5, 2011, Irvine Police Officers will be on the look out for Distracted Drivers in support of the statewide “Hands Free is Ticket Free” campaign. Irvine joins over 225 other local agencies and the CHP for this two-day, “Zero Tolerance”, approach to dangerous, distracted driving.
On Saturday, March 26, 2011, Irvine Police Personnel participated in the Orange County Great Park’s first Community Safety Expo. The expo was set up along the Great Park’s timeline, near the balloon. Community members were able to walk through and around a variety of emergency response vehicles, speak to law enforcement and fire personnel, and see demonstrations. Of course, the highlight of the afternoon was the canine demonstration! Always a favorite, both police canine officer “Rudy” and the Orange County Fire Authority’s search and rescue canine performed for the crowd.
On Wednesday March 23, 2011 the Irvine Police Department, in conjunction with Tustin Unified School District’s Beckman High School, concluded the two-day, “Every 15 Minutes” program during an assembly for juniors and seniors at the high school.
On Wednesday, March 16, 2011, the Irvine Police Department honored police officers and professional staff for acts of courage, lifesaving, and other meritorious service at an annual event hosted by the Irvine Exchange Club. The event, held at the Irvine Marriott, was attended by over 400 community members.
On Wednesday, March 16, 2011, Division Chief Mike Moore was introduced at the Irvine Police Department’s Command Staff meeting.
|On Wednesday, February 23, 2011, Chief Maggard presented a shadow box to congratulate Orange County Fire Authority Assistant Chief Brian Stephens on his recent promotion. The gift was provided by members of the Irvine Police Department's Command staff and was in recognition of his service and partnership with the Irvine Police Department. |
On Monday, February 14, 2011, the Irvine Police Department welcomed five additional Explorers to its Post. Explorers Flandez, Tag, Lee, Seo, and Sacks will begin their responsibilities as Irvine Police Explorers in addition to the rigorous schedules they keep as high schools students. Explorer Sacks received special honors for being the top recruit in written examinations, scoring an impressive 97%. Officer Frei and Civilian Investigator Oldoerp commented on how inspiring it was to see the graduates’ commitment to the training program.
|On Thursday, January 27, 2011, Irvine Disaster/Emergency Communications (IDEC) held their annual recognition meeting at City Hall. IDEC Tom Hobbs received the Member of the Year award for his exceptional work organizing the IDEC relay station at the City of Irvine's Operations Support Facility, and for going above and beyond as a team leader throughout the year. Hobbs full-time employment is with the Orange County Fire Authority as a Firefighter.|
|Officer Kim received the Employee of the Quarter Award this afternoon at the Irvine Exchange Club's monthly luncheon. Chief Maggard, Lieutenant Hallinan, and Sergeant Randall were all present to thank Alex for his exceptional service to the community.|
|On Monday, January 24, 2011, Chief Maggard swore in Matthew August, Bret Milovich, and Michael Kent as Police Sergeants in a ceremony at City Hall. The audience was packed with friends, family and City personnel eager to congratulate the new Sergeants and wish them well. These promotions fill the vacancies created by the recent Lieutenant promotions. Each of the newly promoted Sergeants will be assigned to Patrol Operations. |
On Thursday, January 20, 2011, Chief Maggard swore in three new Lieutenants in a ceremony at City Hall. Lieutenant Mike Hallinan, Lieutenant Julia Engen, and Lieutenant Pat Hurtado will fill the vacancies created by recent promotions and retirements and create three additional promotional opportunities for the Sergeant rank, expected to take place early next week.
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|On Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Chief Maggard attended afternoon patrol briefing to acknowledge the lifesaving efforts of Officers Jason Nigro and Sarah Tunnicliffe.|
|On Wednesday, January 12, 2011, Chief Maggard swore in John Hare as the University Area Commander and Barry Aninag as the Crossroads Area Commander during a ceremony at City Hall. The promotions fill the vacancies created by recent retirements. These two newest members of the Irvine Police Department's executive management team will join Portola Area Commander Mike Hamel, completing the geographic policing leadership team.|
|(January 5, 2010) This afternoon Chief Maggard attended the official inauguration of the Orange County Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory (OCRCFL), which is located in the City of Orange. Present at the inauguration was the Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller and other partners in the Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory consortium. Irvine is one of ten law enforcement agencies with a detective assigned to the OCRCFL.|
|IRVINE, CA (December 20, 2010): Today the Federal Bureau of Investigation released preliminary January – June 2010 Part 1 Crime data for cities with populations over 100,000. Part 1 Crime is defined as homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.|
|IRVINE, CA (December 16 , 2010): Today veteran police manager Jeff Noble was sworn in as Irvine Police Department's Deputy Chief of Police.|
As a 26-year veteran of law enforcement, Jeff Noble has worked in virtually all areas of the department while ascending through the ranks. Most recently, he served as a Police Commander responsible for the University Area of the community. Jeff Noble is a Medal of Valor recipient and during his tenure has served as a Narcotics Detective, SWAT Team Leader and Professional Standards Supervisor. He currently serves as the Assistant Director of Special Olympics of Southern California.
|This afternoon the Irvine Police Department gave a heart felt farewell to Program Specialist Dawna Finley after 30-years of service to the City of Irvine. Dawna made the decision to retire from an organization that she described as "her extended family."|
After 34 years of dedicated service, Deputy Chief Dave Freedland is retiring. Deputy Chief Freedland has worked in virtually every area of our department while ascending through the ranks. Over the years he has contributed to the department in a variety of ways, including service as the SWAT Commander, self-defense instructor and internal affairs supervisor. Deputy Chief Freedland has embodied our Department values of Integrity, Accountability, Respect and Quality Service. We are grateful for his tenure and wish he and his family well during his retirement.
| This evening Irvine Police personnel helped bring a little holiday spirit into the lives of 35 children and their families. The Irvine Police Department teamed up with non-profit organizations Human Options and Team Kids for the fifth annual Shop-with-a-Cop outing. The key sponsors of the event were Stonefire Grill and Target Corporation.|
|IRVINE, CA (November 18, 2010) Today the California Department of Justice released preliminary January – June 2010 Part 1 Crime data for California cities with populations over 100,000. Based on that data it was determined the City of Irvine continues to have the lowest per capita Violent Crime rate for California cities over 100,000 residents. Part 1 Crime violent crimes include: murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Additionally, the City of Irvine experienced a 19% reduction in overall Part 1 Crime compared to the same period last year. |
COMMUNITY ALERT UPDATE
High Risk Sex Offender Back in Custody
Effective Wednesday November 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm, Lawrence Joseph BROWN was returned back to Chino State Prison for a parole violation.
As a term of BROWN’S parole, he was prohibited from riding in any vehicle with any female. He was also ordered to report immediately to his parole agent upon release. Teams of Law Enforcement and Corrections personnel followed BROWN and determined he was in violation of his parole.
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|IRVINE, CA (November 15, 2010): The Irvine Police Department, in an effort to help bring everyone home safe for the holidays, will be aggressively enforcing the State’s seat belt and child safety seat laws during the Click It or Ticket mobilization, taking place November 15th 28th. The campaign relies on enforcement and public education as a means to help reduce deaths and injuries on California’s roadways.|
|IRVINE, CA (November 3, 2010): This morning, Irvine Police Officer Noelle Smiley was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Several family members and co-workers were in attendance at her promotional ceremony held in the Irvine City Council Chambers. Irvine Police Chief David L. Maggard, Jr. administered the oath of office followed by her husband pinning her new sergeant's badge. |
During the month of September, Sergeant Smiley and eighteen other police officers participated in a comprehensive sergeant’s assessment process that included written and oral presentations and staff evaluations. Sergeant Smiley successfully completed the process and was ranked first on the eligibility list.
Sergeant Smiley is a 13-year veteran of law enforcement starting her career with the Los Angeles Police Department as a patrol officer. She came to the Irvine Police Department in 2000 and has worked a variety of assignments including patrol (as a Field Training Officer); Irvine Spectrum Center Policing Team, and as a detective investigating crimes against persons.
As customary, Sergeant Smiley will participate in a two-week supervisor orientation prior to being assigned a patrol shift.
Please join us in congratulating Sergeant Noelle Smiley on her promotion.
|IRVINE, CA (November 3, 2010): This afternoon members from the Target Corporation presented Irvine Police Chief David L. Maggard, Jr. with a $2000 donation that will go to the 5th annual Shop-with-a-Cop event that is scheduled for Thursday, December 2nd. Present were Target Corporation District Asset Protection Team Leader Ben Ditzler and Group Asset Protection Team Leader Kristan Young. The donation will be given to members of underprivileged and displaced families, who will be given an opportunity to participate in a holiday shopping spree with off-duty Irvine Police Department uniformed personnel at the Target store located at 3750 Barranca. |
|Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc. (TIP) is looking for caring people willing to be part of a team of citizen volunteers trained to provide emotional and practical support to the victims of traumatic events. Click "more" below for further details.|
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|IRVINE, CA (October 29, 2010): On Friday, October 29th, the Golden Badge Awards banquet was held at the Irvine Marriott. The Golden Badge Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening relations within California’s law enforcement community, as well as between members of law enforcement and the community they protect and serve. Each year the Golden Badge Foundation hosts an awards banquet to honor law enforcement officers and civilians for heroic acts of bravery and deeds. This year, Irvine Police Officer Jon Jarrett was given the Exemplary Performance Award for rescuing an elderly disabled woman from her burning home. Click "more" below to read the full story.|
|As Halloween quickly approaches the Irvine Police Department would like everyone to have an enjoyable and safe time trick-or-treating. Our Public Safety Partners at the Orange County Fire Authority has provided a list of some Halloween safety tips we would like to share with you. |
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|How to host a safe party. Planning tips provided for parents and teens include agreeing on guest lists, chaparones, rules and general safety.|
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|At midnight on September 6th, an Irvine resident suddenly became seriously ill and stopped breathing. The victim’s adult daughter called 9-1-1 and was instructed by an Irvine Police Dispatcher on how to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to assist her struggling father. |
If you or someone you know is being abused we encourage you to contact a member of the Irvine Police Department, or a CSP Victim Advocate at (949) 476-4855.
A Victim Advocate can assist you with:
- Resource and referral information
- Crisis intervention
- Restraining order information
- Emergency assistance for food, clothing, and shelter
- Filing for victim compensation
Additional Information can be found at: ovw.us.doj.gov
|On Tuesday August 3, 2010, neighborhoods throughout Irvine are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for National Night Out. Participants are encouraged to plan outdoor neighborhood events, lock their doors, turn on their porch lights, and celebrate police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie. Irvine’s National Night Out celebration is designed to encourage neighbors to unite, get to know one another, become involved in Neighborhood Watch and WatchMail (a neighborhood e-mail notification system that shares crime or disaster-related information) and to be active participants in helping to maintain the safety of our community. If your neighborhood is having a block party we encourage you to participate. Or, you may join us at one of the City-wide events. |
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|Home and business alarm systems are one of the most effective ways to deter burglaries and break-ins. To enhance proper usage, the Irvine Police Department is hosting an Alarm User Awareness Class on July 20 at 9 a.m. at the Irvine Civic Center. |
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|Make this holiday season a safe one for you and your family. Click here for a message from the Irvine Police Department and the Orange County Fire Authority.|
|Help make the season brighter for a child whose mom or dad is deployed by donating a new, unwrapped gift suitable for children ages 3-12. Donations are being accepted through December 4.|
|The Irvine Police Department is using TWITTER to provide information in the form of text alerts that can be received by the public via e-mail or wireless device. |
|Celebrate National Night Out with us at Quail Hill Shopping Center. Join Irvine Police Department and Orange County Fire Authority for an evening of family fun on August 4, 2009. |
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|In an effort to enhance proper alarm usage and save vital police resources, the City of Irvine Police Department, in partnership with an alarm industry representative, is hosting an Alarm User Awareness Class on Tuesday, April 21 from 9 -10 a.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.|
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Sunday, February 8, 2009 - Doors open at 6:00 P.M. - Game starts at 7:00 P.M.
University High School Gymnasium
4771 Campus Drive
(Corner of Campus and Culver)
Admission is FREE! Snack bar available.
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|The City of Irvine is trying to help families start the new year off in a healthy way by collecting 2,009 food items for local food pantry programs. Now through December 31, donations can dropped off at any city facility between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.|
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|Bring the kids and the camera to Quail Hill Village Center on August 5, at 6:00 p.m.|
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|Portola residents please join us to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5th.|
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|The Irvine Police Department would like to remind drivers that California’s Hand’s Free Cell Phone Law is now in effect. Drivers caught using a wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle without a hands-free device face a base fine of $20 for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense.|
|CERT is a group of people organized as a neighborhood-based team that receives special training to enhance their ability to recognize, respond to, and recover from a major emergency or disaster situation. Teams are trained by professional responders in areas that will help them take care of themselves and others before, during and after a major emergency. The Irvine Police Department is currently accepting applications for its late spring CERT 18 class beginning May 20.|
|Campaign Aims to Boost Seat Belt Use|
The Irvine Police Department will be aggressively enforcing the state’s occupant protection laws as part of California’s 2008 Click It or Ticket mobilization, taking place May 12-June 1. The campaign relies on heavy enforcement and public education as a means to help California achieve the highest seat belt use rate in the nation.
|More than 60 community partners from the Irvine Prevention Coalition will join together on Saturday, May 17, 2008 to show their support of local public safety, and health and wellness organizations. The annual Irvine Family Fun Fair starts at 9 a.m. with the Fair continuing until 1 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.|
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|The Irvine Police Department would like to remind you to practice basic crime prevention techniques throughout the year; however, summertime often brings a more casual atmosphere, so we offer this reminder. |
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|Irvine Parents: Please join Irvine Police Department Crime Prevention Officers for a bullying prevention presentation.|
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|On Sunday, March 30th, 2008, members of the Persian community and their guests will gather at William R. Mason Regional Park, located 18712 University Drive in the City of Irvine (University / Culver) to celebrate the Persian New Year "Sizdeh Bedar."|
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|National statistics indicate that California has the second highest fatality rate involving teenage drivers. In an effort to combat this statistic, the California Highway Patrol is hosting a free "Start Smart" class for parents and teenagers on Thursday, February 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Orange County Traffic Management Center.|
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|The City of Irvine would like to thank the community for their cooperation and support during the recent fires.|
If you have any questions regarding Emergency Preparedness please contact the Irvine Police Department Emergency Management Unit at (949) 724-7235.
Do you want to volunteer or donate? PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN HELP!
|This includes Boo Bash, all Outdoor Classes & Lessons, Sports Leagues, Park Amenities (Skate Park, Adventure Playground, Aquatics Complex and Athletic Fields.) |
Please check the website, with City Staff or Instructors for information regarding make ups or credits.
Additionally, all City of Irvine and School District Athletic Fields and Skate Park will be closed. Call the MUDD line at 949-724-6833 for updates.
The SOLD OUT Pumpkin', Pickin' & Carvin' Event originally scheduled at Bommer Canyon, will be moved indoors to Las Lomas Community Park located at 10 Federation Way.
The Youth Job Fair at the Lakeview Senior Center will still occur since the event will be held indoors.
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Updated Friday, October 26, 1pm
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|The City of Irvine is committed to making Irvine a safe place to live. This includes taking necessary precautions for disasters. During the month of September, in concurrence with National Preparedness Month, the City of Irvine will provide information on how you can better prepare yourself and your family for an emergency.|
|Is your home or business experiencing frequent false alarms? Could you use a $50-100 credit toward a false alarm fee? The City of Irvine Police Department, in partnership with Alarm Industry, is hosting a free, one-hour Alarm User Awareness Class on Tuesday, July 24 from 9 -10 a.m. at the Irvine Civic Center. |
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|The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) wants to remind everyone that the sale, discharge or possession of fireworks is illegal in most areas of Orange County. Only five cities allow “safe and sane” fireworks with very specific restrictions on their sale and discharge.|
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|Each year in the United States, more than 10,000 people suffer eye injuries and burns from fireworks.|
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|Este Usted A Salvo Seguro del Fuego Y Libre De DanoEste Cuarto de Julio.|
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The coyote, or urban coyote, seems to be doing quit well with the encroachment of man. They’ve been here for generations and don’t appear to be leaving us any time soon.
|On Saturday, 03/24/07 at approximately 4:00 PM, the son of the found adult attempted to check on his mother and discovered that she was missing from her home, where she resides alone. |
|On March 22, 2007, the Irvine Police Department with the assistance of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, conducted surveillance on subjects believed to be responsible for a series of wallet thefts occurring throughout Orange County....|
|Irvine detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a subject involved in the theft of over $20,000 in copper wire. |
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|On Sunday, April 1st, 2007, members of the Persian community and their guests will gather at William R. Mason Regional Park, located 18712 University Drive in the City of Irvine (University / Culver) to celebrate the Persian New Year “Sizdeh Bedar.” |
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|Smoke from the Windy Ridge fire in the Anaheim Hills and City of Orange area may pose a health danger to individuals in Orange County, especially those in certain high-risk groups. Residents of areas affected by drifting smoke should limit outdoor activity and physical exertion.|
|Irvine detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects in connection with a series of laptop thefts.|
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|Irvine residents are invited to attend a free "Return Home" Registry Forum, hosted by the Irvine Police Department, on Monday, March 5 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center. The Registry is a voluntary program designed to provide law enforcement officers with the necessary tools to quickly identify, locate and return home individuals who are lost or confused.|
|Irvine, Orange County Sheriffs and Newport Beach Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an active purse thief.|
|Irvine Police are asking for the publics help in locating Anton Kareem Naimat 08/06/1986 of Irvine.|
|Irvine officers responded to a home in the 4000 block of Salacia in the City of Irvine at 9:21 p.m. in regards to a female that had just been shot. Naimat was taken into custody at the home of an acquaintance in the City of Lake Forrest, CA.|
|The Irvine Police Department Traffic Division has been decentralized into each of the three Geographic Policing areas, Crossroads, Portola and University. If you have a specific traffic question or concern relating to you or your area please contact one of our area traffic officers.|
|Irvine detectives have three men in custody in connection with a December 20, 2006 Irvine carjacking.|
|What parents need to know about Internet Safety|
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|The holidays are an exciting and busy time of the year, particularly in shopping centers. To help ensure that everyone has a safe holiday season, click here for some reminders from the Irvine Police Department.|
|An Irvine company offers $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer of Brandi Mares.|
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|At approximately 3:00 p.m., Irvine Officers responded to a report of a woman stabbed at 9 Ardmore in the City of Irvine. Upon the arrival of the officers, a female victim was found deceased inside that residence.|
|On December 7 and 8, the City of Irvine will culminate its 35th anniversary celebration with “35 Hours of Giving,” an event that embraces the holiday spirit. From 8 a.m. on December 7 to 7 p.m. December 8, residents and businesses are encouraged to drop off new household items to furnish seven homes for Families Forward, a local non-profit organization that provides Orange County families with housing, food and more. Throughout the two-day event there will be children’s activities, presentations and, of course, birthday cake! For details, visit www.cityofirvine.org/35th|
|The Orange County Chapter of the Trauma Intervention Program is seeking citizen volunteers to assist with its crisis prevention program. Training classes begin Thursday, February 1. No experience necessary.|
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|The Orange County District Attorney today filed charges on an Irvine man alleging 6 counts of forced sexual assault. Three women have come forward with the details of their incidents involving Joseph Raymond Garcia Jr. Garcia is alleged to have met two of the victims through introductory web sites.|
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|The Mobile Command Center Vehicle will be deployed to the Woodbridge Center at Barranca and Lake, on Saturday, November 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. |
|Irvine Police Chief Dave Maggard returned from the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference today with a little more luggage. The Chief and members of the Irvine PD investigative team returned from Boston to California in possession of the most prestigious award given by the IACP – the ChoicePoint Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigation.|
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|In the early morning hours of October 10, 2006, two private security officers observed a suspicious individual in the parking lot of 475 Goddard. As they approached the individual, the guards reported that the individual fired a gun at them. |
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|The Irvine Police Department Explorer Post is part of the Boy Scouts of America and is a group of young people, ages 14 to 18, who have an interest in learning about law enforcement as a possible career. |
|At 7:00 a.m. September 18, 2006, a lone female was walking in her apartment complex in the area of Orange Arrow and Yale Avenue. Her attention was drawn to a male subject who was exposing himself in her direction.|
|Bob Stuber’s Nationally Known Safe Escape Program (Smart ways to help keep kids safe from abduction!)|
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|Parents are invited to attend an informational session about on-line dangers on August 9, 2006. Officer Steve Wolf and Detective Joe Monroe will provide information on MySpace, chat rooms, blogging, Instant Messaging, and parental controls. Parents will learn how to discuss cyber safer with their children. For more information click on the PDF.|
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|The men and women of the Irvine Police Department are proud to have had the opportunity to participate in this event designed to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics and we are particularly proud that our efforts have helped to send local athletes to the Summer Games.|
|A composite sketch has been completed depicting the driver who assaulted the two 15 year-old victims near San Marino and Alton on May 18 (DR #06-7205).|
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|The Irvine Police Department is advising drivers and passengers that officers will be issuing tickets to persons not wearing seatbelts from May 15 through June 4, 2006, including the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The special enforcement period is part of the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” Campaign.|
|On March 30, 2006 at approximately 10 p.m., officers of the Irvine Police Department responded to the area of Deerfield and Culver regarding a shooting victim who collapsed in front of a convenience market west of that location. |
|On March 23, 2006, Detectives from the Irvine Police Department arrested ANTHONY TUN LEE, M.D. based on an arrest warrant for the charges of child molestation and other related charges.|
|On February 21, 2006, Detectives from the Irvine Police Department recovered construction site equipment and gardening equipment at a storage locker in the city of Pacoima, California.|
The Irvine Police Department, in partnership with Children Hospital of Orange (CHOC) and Safekids will be sponsoring a child car seat inspection event.
|The Irvine Police Department is committed to continually working on partnering with the community through many different outreach events. As a part of this community outreach the Irvine Police Department Mobile Command Post will be deployed somewhere each month in one of the three geographic policing areas.|
|On December 28, 2005 at approximately 5:30 p.m., a male suspect battered a female victim who had just entered a carport located within the San Mateo apartment complex (Cantata/Portico Aisle). |
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|Approximately one month ago, the Irvine Police Department was contacted by a victim who was defrauded while selling an XBOX computer game system on eBay. |
|In an attempt to return stolen goods to their rightful owners, the Irvine Police Department will be showing this property to crime victims who may have been victimized by RAYMOND LOPEZ. |
|On November 2, 2005, at approximately 7:30 P.M., Irvine police officers arrested RAYMOND LOPEZ in Rossmoor, CA, for three residential burglaries that occurred in the Irvine area in the recent past. This individual is thought to be responsible for as many as 200 residential burglaries in the City of Irvine over the past 5 years.|
|On Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25, children across the City of Irvine hosted LemonAID stands, bake sales, car washes or other fundraising efforts in their neighborhoods to support Charity Hospital’s Children’s Ward in New Orleans and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. |
|On August 18, 2005 at approximately 9 p.m., Irvine resident Sharon Stanford was reported missing from the residential area near Main and Harvard streets in Irvine.|
|On Monday August 1, 2005, at about 4 p.m. Irvine Police officers were summoned to the Irvine Medical Center regarding a baby brought to the hospital not breathing.|
|On 8-3-05, at approximately 7:00 p.m., we were contacted by a woman who reported that her husband, Alfred Flores, had driven away in their car about 6:45 p.m. and had not returned. Mr. Flores had been at his home and told his wife he was going out to look for some cardboard boxes, as he and his wife are planning to move.|
As the days heat up there will be a great deal of outdoor events taking place at the time when mosquitoes are most active. The Orange County Vector Control District urges everyone to take a few simple precautions to protect themselves and their families from WNV.
|Effective July 1, 2005, the Department of Justice will no longer accept ink fingerprint cards. The Front Desk will no longer be offering this service. Thank You.|
|Coyotes occur naturally throughout the state and have survived very well with the encroachment of people. They are opportunistic hunters who are typically more active between dusk and dawn. They can be found in most every natural habitat, suburban and urban area including Irvine.|
|Orange County has experienced an increase of laptop thefts. Criminals have entered office buildings and stolen multiple laptops during business hours. Laptops left in cars are also targets.|
|Orange County Fire Authority Firefighters will be conducting home fire safety checks for the residents of The Groves Mobile Home Park. If you would like to have your home checked for fire safety, please sign-up at the office.|
|Search warrant yields in excess of $50,000.00 of recovered property.|
|Bob Stuber’s Nationally Known Safe Escape Program (Smart ways to help keep kids safe from abduction!) |
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|Music of Love, a day filled with music, food and fun, is being held Sunday, February 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Irvine Civic Center. This free, multicultural event will support Tsunami victims in South and Southeast Asia.|
|Our Business Desk will be undergoing construction the week of February 28 through March 5. During this time, fingerprinting services will be unavailable. Business will be conducted at an alternate location within City Hall. This includes applications for business license. Please follow the directional signs for assistance.|
|There is an error on the Sample and Absentee Ballots for the November 2, 2004 election for the "Office of Irvine City Council." Instructions incorrectly tell voters to "vote for no more than two (2)" candidates. The correct instructions are to cast "No more than three (3)" votes for the "Office of Irvine City Council."|
|On Friday October 1, 2004, Officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank at 14468 Culver Dr. regarding a robbery that had just occurred. |
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|Fire safety is important business. The best time to think about fire safety is before a fire starts. The Orange County Fire Authority has released some fire prevention information for businesses, owners and employees.|
|The Irvine Police Department would like to remind students, parents and area motorists that it is the season for the start of many schools in the Irvine area and that extra traffic and student pedestrians may pose concerns for traffic safety.|
|The City website will be unavailable on Friday, August 13 all day, from approximately 1 a.m. to midnight. We apologize for any inconvenience.|
|Recently, there has been a series of theft scams involving victims and their ATM cards wherein the Suspect tampers with bank ATM machines before a customer approaches the machine by placing plastic objects and/or adhesive tape inside the card slot.|
|Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Mikhail Gorbachev, will be the inaugural recipient of UCI's Citizen Peacebuilding Award on March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Irvine Barclay Theater. He will also lecture on "The Road to a Sustainable Environment and a Safer World: A Call for Global Glasnost."|
|The Irvine Police Department will hold its 33rd Annual Awards Banquet on Wednesday, February 18 at 6 p.m. at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. |
|Did you know that the rider of a gas or electric motorized scooter must be16 years of age? Read more on the latest motorized scooter laws before you let your youngster hop on board. |
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|The Irvine Police Traffic Bureau will be conducting a sobriety/driver’s license checkpoint during the evening hours of Friday, December 19, 2003. The checkpoint will be located at the intersection of Jamboree and Dupont. |
|The City of Irvine has kicked off an “I Paid to Dress in Denim” fundraising campaign to help raise dollars and increase awareness for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. |
|With the end of summer near, it’s time for the community to gear up for an exciting fun-filled, fall event.|
Get ready for the Irvine Chili Challenge on Saturday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The event, sponsored by Taco Bell, is designed to bring the community together while celebrating the Chamber of Commerce’s 25th Anniversary.
Sex: Male, Race: Caucasian, Age: 25-35, Height: 6', Weight: 170-180 lbs., Eyes: Unknown, Hair: blonde/red, Build: Medium
Suspect wears casual clothing, usually shorts and long sleeve shirt, possibility hiding tattoos.
On Wednesday, July 9, 2003, Mayor Agran will present the Citizen of the Year Award at the Irvine Chamber’s Annual Membership Breakfast being held at the Hyatt Regency Irvine from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. The cost to attend the breakfast is $45 for members and $55 for non-members.
|The City has been divided into three areas named, “Portola,” “University” and “Crossroads.” Each of the areas are lead by a single Commander supported with a cadre of supervisors, Patrol officers, Traffic officers, Investigators and civilian support staff, all of whom are tasked with working toward preventing community safety issues and quickly and effectively resolving issues as they evolve. |
|On Thursday, May 8th, members of the Irvine Police Department will take their oath to "serve" and protect to a new level, trading in their handcuffs and badges for menus and serving trays to assist servers at the Irvine Claim Jumper (located at the intersection of Culver and Alton, in the City of Irvine) during dinner.|
|On Sunday, March 30, 2003, members of the Persian community and their guests will gather at William R. Mason Regional Park, located in the city of Irvine to celebrate the Iranian New Year “Sizdeh Bedar.”|
|As part of the “Orange County Reads One Book” program, The City of Irvine will host an informal book discussion on Wednesday, April 9, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Irvine Civic Center (1 Civic Center Plaza). |
|The Orange County Fire Authority, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is offering preparedness classes to help you prepare for disasters such as earth-quakes or domestic terrorism.|
|The City of Irvine Emergency Management Office recommends that citizens be prepared for all emergencies, whether related to terrorism or other man-made or natural disasters. |
|On March 3, 2003, University Park Elementary School kicked off "Read Across America" with a visit from City of Irvine guest readers. This nationwide program encouraging reading in our school children also celebrated the birthday of Dr. Suess. |
|As most of you are aware, the national threat level was raised to orange earlier this week in response to information regarding potential terrorist activities. Be assured that the Irvine Police Department is monitoring the situation, and, as always, is at work keeping our community safe and well informed.|
|Beginning Thursday, February 13, 2003, our front lobby will be closed for construction and the Business Desk unit will be operating out of Room L102 in City Hall.|
|The Driver's Edge is coming to your town. In 2002, over 1,200 Las Vegas, Nevada teens had the opportunity to attend this innovative and life saving program. And now, on February 22nd and 23rd the program is coming to Orange County.|