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

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

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday. Two more locations have been added in Irvine. Visit one of these four sites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: *Irvine Police Department, 1 Civic Center Plaza *Kaiser Irvine Medical Center, near the Alton/Sand Canyon Medical Office Building 1 *Hoag Health Center, 16405 Sand Canyon *Irvine Valley College, Parking Lot 5, off the Jeffrey/Irvine Valley entrance to campus

Commander Mike Hallinan talks about the Chief vs. Chief Challenge between Irvine Police Chief Mike Hamel and Tustin Police Chief Charlie Celano at the Irvine Spectrum Center Tip-a-Cop event.

Join us for the Special Olympics Southern California Tip-a-Cop event at Red Robin in the Irvine Spectrum Center from 5 - 9 p.m.

Already thinking about dinner? Join us tonight at a Tip-A-Cop. All tips go to Special Olympics Southern California.

Irvine Police Department Receives Grant for Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention Irvine, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2017) – The Irvine Police Department has been awarded a $510,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcement and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic-related deaths and injuries. The Irvine Police Department will use the funding as part of the City’s ongoing commitment to keeping our roadways safe and improving the quality of life through both enforcement and education. “Traffic Safety remains a top priority of the Irvine Police Department. We actively participate in education efforts in our schools, in our communities and through our social media platforms,” Chief Mike Hamel said. “We further enhance the safety on our roadways by organizing sobriety checkpoints. And, our officers regularly engage in directed high visibility enforcement to enhance traffic safety. We are appreciative of this grant from OTS, which will enhance our traffic safety efforts on all fronts.” After falling to a 10-year low in 2010, the number of people killed on roadways has climbed nearly 17 percent across the state, with 3,429 fatalities in 2015. Particularly alarming is the rise in pedestrian and bicycle fatalities that now comprise nearly 25 percent of all traffic deaths, along with the growing dangers of distracting technologies and the emergence of drug-impaired driving. This grant funding will provide opportunities to combat these and other devastating problems such as speeding and crashes at intersections. “Unsafe behaviors account for 94 percent of traffic crashes,” said OTS Director Rhonda Craft. “This grant emphasizes the two most effective ways to change behaviors – education and enforcement. The Irvine Police Department, with assistance from the Office of Traffic Safety, will use these tools to help keep Irvine streets safe.” Activities that the grant will fund include: • Educational presentations • DUI checkpoints • DUI saturation patrols • Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement • Motorcycle safety enforcement • Distracted driving enforcement • Seat belt and child safety seat enforcement • Speed, red light and stop sign enforcement While alcohol remains the worst offender for DUI crashes, the Irvine Police Department supports the new effort from OTS that aims to drive awareness that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription medications and marijuana can also be impairing by themselves, or in combination with alcohol, and can result in a DUI arrest. Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ###

Critical missing adult has returned home and is in good health.

The Irvine Police Department is searching for a critical missing adult. Chi Houng Chen, 82, was last seen in the area of Paseo Westpark and San Marino at 2:30 p.m. today. He is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark blue baseball cap, light colored blue/green long sleeve shirt and brown slacks. If you see him, please call the Irvine Police Department at 949-724-7000.

Our partners at Trauma Intervention Programs Inc. (TIP) are hosting the Heroes With Heart gala on Nov. 1. Learn more at

Irvine Police Department to Partner with Kaiser for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Irvine, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2017) – The Irvine Police Department (IPD) will be participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community members can drive up and drop off unwanted medications at two 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. IPD urges residents to bring expired or unneeded 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

Military aircraft will be flying low across Southern California today in celebration of the anniversary of the first supersonic flight. The flights will take place between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. No cause for concern.

What fun we had at our Open House! Thanks to all who came out to support IPD!

Come to Red Robin at Irvine Spectrum Center on Oct. 19 to support Special Olympics Southern California and help our Chief win bragging rights.

Canyon Fire 2 Update: As of 4:15 p.m., there is no change in status for Irvine. No evacuations; the fire is NOT moving toward Irvine. Will update in the event of a significant change.

No change in the Canyon Fire 2's impact on Irvine as of 11 a.m.

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Canyon Fire 2 update: As of this morning, there is no evacuation order for Irvine. There is still no threat to Irvine residences, according to OCFA. Irvine residents can call 949-724-7000 or 949-724-6000 with specific questions.

Final update tonight: No change in status for Irvine. No evacuation, no threat to Irvine residences at this time.

As of 6:40 p.m., no evacuation orders have been issued for Irvine, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. No Irvine homes are threatened at this time. We will continue to update as needed.

The Canyon Fire 2 has prompted evacuations in Tustin Ranch and North Tustin, among other areas. There is no immediate threat to Irvine at this time, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.

Irvine Police Department to Raise Money for Special Olympics Irvine, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2017) – The Irvine Police Department (IPD) is proud to partner once again with Special Olympics Southern California for a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser. On Oct. 19 from 5 to 9 p.m., Irvine Police personnel will join Special Olympics athletes at Red Robin in the Irvine Spectrum Center to serve customers their meals. All tips raised will go directly to Special Olympics Southern California. “This is a great event that supports an important cause while also allowing members of our community to meet their local police officers in a fun, relaxing environment,” said Officer Rick Gramer, who is leading the Tip-A-Cop effort. In June, IPD raised $11,000 for Special Olympics Southern California at a Tip-A-Cop event held at various restaurants in the Irvine Spectrum Center. Red Robin is located at 734 Spectrum Center Drive. Questions about this event can be directed to Officer Rick Gramer at 949-724-7318 or

Thanks to our Honor Guard for opening the day at our Open House.

Getting ready for Open House! Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Civic Center.