Irvine Police Department

  • Agency: Irvine Police Department
  • Address: 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, 92606 CA
  • Chief: David L Maggard (Chief of Police)
Phone: 949-724-7000
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Irvine Police Department is located at 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, 92606 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is David L Maggard. The Irvine Police Department phone number is 949-724-7000.

Irvine Police Department News

Our hearts go out to the family, friends and partners of Ventura County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Ron Helus, as well as all of the victims of the senseless slayings in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday night.

Enjoy your morning cup of coffee and have a conversation with Irvine Police personnel at Starbucks located in the Los Olivos Marketplace. We will be here until 9 a.m. this morning!

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Mountain, Inland and Coastal zones of Orange County from Thursday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. through Friday, Nov. 9 at 10 p.m. Weather conditions include strong winds between 25-35 mph accompanied by temperatures in the mid-90s throughout inland Orange County. SCE advises that these conditions may prompt power outages. Sign up at AlertOC.org to be notified in the event of an emergency.

The men and women of the Irvine Police Department share in grieving the overwhelming loss of Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue Captain Mike Kreza. Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with his family, friends, and the men and women of Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue. @CostaMesaFireDepartment #lastalarm

Irvine Police personnel were invited to enjoy an evening of conversation and dancing at the Age Well Senior Services 29th Annual Senior Prom hosted at the Irvine Marriott. The Seniors' Prom began in 1989 with the idea of giving those who missed their prom due to the World War II draft the chance to have this American teenage experience, and to thank them for their sacrifice and service. Since then, the Seniors’ Prom has been “the senior event of the year," and the Irvine Police Department is honored to be invited as guests every year.

Join us this morning for a free cup of coffee at Dunkin' Donuts when you donate to the Special Olympics of Southern California! We will be here until 10 a.m.! #coponarooftop #letr #soscletr @UCIrvinePD #Dunkin

Vandalism at Synagogue in Irvine Irvine, Calif. (October 31, 2018) – Around 9 a.m. this morning, a passerby notified the Irvine Police Department that an anti-Semitic comment had been spray painted along the exterior wall of the Beth Jacob Synagogue, located at 3900 Michelson Drive in Irvine. Based upon the preliminary investigation, it appears the vandalism occurred during the early morning hours of October 31. The Irvine Police Department is working closely with the leadership of Beth Jacob Synagogue to aggressively investigate this hate crime. To demonstrate support for our Jewish community, the Irvine Police Department has increased patrols at the City’s Jewish facilities. IPD has reached out to its partners in the Jewish community to reaffirm the Department’s commitment to protecting their members, houses of worship and educational institutions. Irvine Mayor Don Wagner commented, “This morning’s news of anti-Semitic vandalism against one of Irvine’s synagogues, along with reports of a recent incident at Irvine Valley College, are both enraging and unacceptable. They will not go unchallenged by the good people of Irvine. An attack on anyone in Irvine of any faith is an attack on us all. “These two local acts of hate, and even more so the senseless, wanton murder of 11 innocent people in Pittsburgh, remind us that historical prejudices remain alive in evil people. It is for the good to work tirelessly against them, their hatred, and their evil. Anti-Semitism cannot be acceptable in this country; it will not be ignored in Irvine. “I pledge on behalf of myself and the entire City Council that we will work with the Irvine Police Department and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office to identify and bring the perpetrator or perpetrators to justice. We will also continue to do everything in our power to condemn anti-Semitism and to protect Irvine’s Jewish community and also everyone of any race, religion, or ethnic background in this city.” Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Irvine Police Department Detective Dave Tran at 949-724-7098. ###

This morning, Irvine Police officers were called to Beth Jacob Synagogue where offensive, anti-Semitic graffiti was spray painted on an exterior wall. Detectives are aggressively investigating this crime and are asking the public to report any suspicious activity surrounding this or any other of our religious institutions to our Police Dispatch center at 949-724-7200. Chief Hamel and the men and women of the Irvine Police Department denounce, in the strongest terms, this type of hateful act. We are committed to our mission, working in partnership with the community to preserving the peace.

The Irvine PD Honor Guard did us proud Sunday at the Rams game!

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring unwanted medications to one of these locations in Irvine: *Irvine Police Department, 1 Civic Center Plaza, in the parking lot *Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center, 6670 Alton Parkway, near the Alton/Sand Canyon Medical Office Building 1 *Hoag Health Center, 16405 Sand Canyon *Irvine Valley College, 5500 Irvine Center Drive, Parking Lot 5.

It's beginning to look a lot like Open House! Join us tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free event includes Police Department tours, visits with K9 and Mounted units, bounce houses and more!

The Irvine Police Association is selling Pink Patches to benefit the Patient Support Fund at UCI's Breast Oncology Clinic. Buy a patch for $10 to support this important effort. Email tknight@ipa.org to purchase. #PinkPatchProject

The POD Exercise is today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Great Park. We'll get you through the drive-thru line quickly, and you'll leave with important emergency preparedness information and a free decorative pumpkin.

Irvine Police Recover Stolen Guitars in $50,000 Heist from Storage Unit Irvine, Calif. (October 18, 2018) – The Irvine Police Department has arrested two suspects in the theft of guitars valued at $50,000. Derek Allen Dodds, 34, and Brittney Christine Patterson, 27, both of Yucaipa, were arrested Tuesday at the Ontario Mills shopping mall. On October 3, Irvine Police received a report of a theft from a storage unit at Extra Space Storage on Laguna Canyon Road in Irvine. The victim reported that 21 high-end guitars were taken from the unit. Irvine PD detectives began following leads and located a guitar for sale online. They set a meeting with the seller for Tuesday, October 16 at Ontario Mills. There, they found three of the stolen guitars in the suspects’ vehicle. The suspects were taken into custody at 4:30 p.m. Surveillance video shows the suspects taking the items from the storage facility. Detectives learned that 11 of the remaining guitars were seized at the suspects’ residence in an earlier, unrelated operation. To date, 18 of the 21 guitars have been recovered. The suspects have since been linked to two other incidents at Irvine storage facilities in July. In one case, a safe containing collectible items were taken from the Extra Space Storage at 20 Post in Irvine. In the other, a storage unit at Extra Space Storage on Laguna Canyon Road was rummaged through, but nothing was taken. The investigation in this case is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Irvine Police Department Detective Edward Martinez at 949-724-7177 or edmartinez@cityofirvine.org.

IPD's Office of Emergency Management, OC Health Care Agency and other South Orange County cities will conduct a Point of Dispensing exercise Thursday, Oct. 18 from 4-6 p.m. at the Great Park. We're passing out emergency preparedness information and festive pumpkins!#PointofDispensingOC

We're looking for Police Officers who share our values of Integrity, Respect, Quality Service and Accountability to join our ranks.

Irvine residents who have been the victim of domestic violence are encouraged to call IPD's Victim Advocate at 949-724-7274, or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233.

Irvine Police Department to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Irvine, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2018) – The Irvine Police Department (IPD) will be participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community members can drop off unwanted medications at four designated locations in the City of Irvine. This free service, which allows the public to anonymously discard prescription medications, addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. The participating sites are: *Irvine Police Department, 1 Civic Center Plaza, in the parking lot *Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center, 6670 Alton Parkway, near the Alton/Sand Canyon Medical Office Building 1 *Hoag Health Center, 16405 Sand Canyon *Irvine Valley College, 5500 Irvine Center Drive, Parking Lot 5. IPD urges residents to bring expired or unwanted prescription drugs to the collection sites to eliminate the potential for misuse, abuse or accidental poisoning. Improper disposal of unused or expired medications, such as flushing them down a toilet or throwing them in the trash, can be hazardous to public safety, public health and the environment. Additional information regarding the Drug Enforcement Administration’s national campaign, including other local collection sites, is available at https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html.

Always wear a bicycle helmet and ensure it is properly fitted.

Police Vehicles, Mounted Unit, Station Tours All Part of the Fun at IPD House on October 20 Irvine, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2018) – The Irvine Police Department is proud to once again host its annual Open House, set this year for October 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza. Guests at this signature event will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the Police Department facilities when IPD opens its doors to visitors for station tours. The tour winds its way through the station, offering a glimpse at areas including Crime Scene Investigations and the holding facility. Attendees will also have the chance to meet the Mounted Unit and K9 Unit and check out police vehicles including the SWAT truck, motorcycles and Mobile Command unit. Bounce houses and face painting are among the many activities for children at this free event. Food trucks will offer items for purchase. Visitors are encouraged to ride their bikes to the Civic Center and enjoy a free bike valet, or participate in the bike rodeo. Parking is available at Creekside High School, Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, and the Free Chapel. A courtesy shuttle will carry passengers to the Civic Center from those sites. For more information, visit irvinepd.org or call 949-724-7193.

Irvine Police Department Arrests Suspects after Homeowner Interrupts Burglary Irvine, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2018) – The Irvine Police Department (IPD) on Tuesday arrested three suspects in a string of residential burglaries in the City over the past several weeks. The most recent case happened Tuesday morning when a resident walked into a crime in progress at his home. On Tuesday, September 25, IPD responded to a report of a residential burglary on the 40 block of Plymouth in Irvine. Detectives learned that the male resident had returned home around 8:15 a.m. after learning of an alarm at the house. When the resident arrived, one of three suspects physically assaulted him, restrained him, and barricaded him inside of a storage closet. The suspects later fled the residence with iPads, cameras and a wallet. The victim provided a description of a suspect that police were familiar with due to his suspected involvement with at least two other residential burglaries in the area. In one case, the suspects were seen on video fleeing the residence. Police had been actively searching for the suspects that day. Around 1 p.m. Tuesday, IPD detectives arrested Jaime Alejandro Armenta, 20, of Moreno Valley and Dave Flores, 21, of San Bernardino at Flores’ residence. The third suspect was also arrested, but his identity is being withheld because he is a juvenile. Flores is accused of multiple charges including robbery, residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping. Armenta is accused of the same with an additional charge for being a felon in possession of a gun. The other two cases the suspects are accused in are as follows: • August 27, 10 block of Hunter. A safe with $160,000 in jewelry including a Rolex watch was stolen. • September 19, 14000 block of Greenbrae. The suspects are seen on video exiting the home. Loss included jewelry. Items from all three cases were found in Flores’ residence and in the car the suspects were in just before their arrest. Detectives believe the suspects may be tied to other recent cases. Anyone with information is asked to contact Irvine Police Department Detective Jonathan Sampson at 949-724-7270 or jsampson@cityofirvine.org.

Congratulations to Officer Gooder!

Irvine is Safest City of its Size for 13th Year Irvine, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2018) – Irvine is the Safest City of its size for Part 1 violent crime, FBI data for calendar year 2017 shows. The information released Monday shows that Irvine has the lowest rate of violent crime per capita of any city in the nation with a population of 250,000 or more. This is the 13th consecutive year Irvine has earned the Safest City designation. This year, Irvine also had the lowest rate of total Part 1 crime for a city of its size. The FBI’s Annual Uniform Crime Report measures Part 1 crime, which includes murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, auto theft and arson. Irvine Mayor Donald P. Wagner congratulated the Irvine Police Department on this achievement. “The men and women of the Irvine Police Department have again made the hard work of providing unparalleled community safety look easy. It is not; it comes only with a professionalism in everything they do,” Wagner said. “The City Council and every citizen of Irvine, plus everyone who works or visits here, continue to owe a debt of gratitude to the IPD. Congratulations to them on this recognition and thank you for your dedication to duty.” Irvine Police Chief Mike Hamel spoke to the partnership that perpetuates the City’s success. “The safety of our City is truly a collaborative effort. The dedicated men and women of the Irvine Police Department work tirelessly every day to keep our community safe. Our residents and members of the business community partner with IPD to prevent and help solve crime. Our City leaders have always made public safety a top priority, ensuring IPD has the resources necessary to provide only the highest level of service to the public. It is this comprehensive effort that has allowed Irvine to preserve the safety and quality of life our residents have long enjoyed,” Chief Hamel said. For more information on programs and services provided by the Irvine Police Department, visit irvinepd.org. To view the FBI report, visit http://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s.

Our condolences to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and the family and friends of Deputy Mark Stasyuk, who was killed in the line of duty Sept. 17.