Irvine named Safest City of its size in the nation
This is the 13th year in a row Irvine has held the top spot among cities with a population of 250,000 or more.
In a statement Mayor Don Wagner said, " “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."
The city's chief of police, Mike Hamel, said the low crime rate is one of the reasons that Irvine is such a desirable location. From safety at work, at home and at school, a safe environment is the foundation for a great community and city leaders continue to make it a priority.
“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.