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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 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 ImageGot a Minute? - School Zone Safety
'Got-a-Minute?' Quick information you can use right now!

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.

News ImageWire Fraud and Money Scams
The Irvine Police Department would like to share some 'Wire Fraud and Money Scams' prevention tips.
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News ImageWarm Weather Pet Safety Tips - Vehicle Temperature
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.

News ImageIrvine Police CERT Program

Do you want to learn more about the Irvine Police Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) program? Do you want to join and become a C.E.R.T. member? Watch this video to learn how you can!

CLICK HERE to view the Irvine Police C.E.R.T. video

News ImageIrvine Officers Participate In OCFA Open House
Saturday, SWAT Officers Bryant and Campbell and D.A.R.E. Officer Aragon attended OCFA Open House on Saturday, October 12.

News ImageIrvine Police Host Female Officers From Tajikistan
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.

News ImageK9 Officer Smith And Buddy Visit Tarbut V’torah
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.

News ImageSWAT Team Training Held In Los Angeles
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.

News ImageNew Officers Sworn In

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.

News ImagePromotion Ceremony at City Hall

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.