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

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

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

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

David L. Maggard, Jr.
Chief of Police

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News ImageIrvine Police Celebrates National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
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.

News ImageThis week, April 13-19th is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

This week, April 13-19th is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

News ImageAre You Interested in a Career in Law Enforcement as a Police Officer?

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.

News ImageGot-a-Minute? - April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month
'Got-a-Minute?' Quick information you can use right now!

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.

View the video here.

News ImageApril is Earthquake Preparedness Month

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.

News ImageIrvine Police Department Supports National Prescription Drug Take-Back Event
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.

News ImageIrvine Police Personnel Participate in Read Across America
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.

News ImageIrvine Police Swear in Three New Officers
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.

News ImageCommander Hallinan and Lieutenant Andersen Sworn In

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.

News ImageTips to Stay Safe this Holiday Season
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.