Join Me at the Irvine Police Department Open House!

One of the coolest events of the year is the Irvine Police Department Open House, set this year for Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.

Irvine has again been recognized by the FBI as America’s safest city, in large part because the brave men and women of the Irvine Police Department perform their duties at the very highest levels of professionalism and integrity.

They also horses and dogs and lots of extremely cool gadgets!

You can meet these brave men and women — and visit with the horses and dogs and see some of these cool gadgets — at the Irvine Police Department Open House.

You’ll get an opportunity to take 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.

You’ll also have the chance to meet the Mounted Unit and K9 Unit member Kenny and Barrett, 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.

See you there!