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The History of the Irvine Police Department (Page 7)

"Working in Partnership with the Community" - the mission statement of the Irvine Police Department - is a commitment to develop relationships between the police officers and professional staff of the Irvine Police Department and the residents and business owners in the community.

Coupled with this belief in working with the community; the Department, its officers and professional staff dedicate themselves to provide quality police services. In 1993, the Department and the City of Irvine was recognized as the "Safest City in America." Since then Irvine has remained in the top ten safest cities in the United States.


Before the transition to geographic policing could be fully implemented Chief Berkow departed the Irvine Police Department to accept a command position with Chief William Bratton at the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

With his departure, Deputy Chief David L. Maggard, Jr. was promoted to Chief of Police. Chief Maggard continued Chief Berkow’s vision and implemented geographic policing. Currently, the City is divided into three distinct geographic areas: University, Crossroads, and Portola. Each area is commanded by a Police Commander whose staff of sergeants, officers, and civilians commits themselves to working a full year in their patrol area.


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