IPSF HONORS IRVINE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT ANNUAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDSJune 12, 2017
Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), in partnership with Irvine Unified Council PTA (IUCPTA), hosted more than 150 guests at its annual Spirit of Community Awards on June 1, 2017 at Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine. At the event, IPSF honored the Irvine Police Department for their outstanding contributions to educational excellence and impact in the Irvine community.
“This luncheon is about celebrating partnership and collaboration within our community, and this year’s IPSF Spirit of Community Award goes to an organization that has gone above and beyond to support the students of Irvine,” said Neda Eaton, President and CEO of IPSF. “The Irvine Police Department has been an integral partner in education, actively involved in advising IPSF’s Board of Trustees, supporting our events throughout the year, and of course most importantly ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our students, parents and community every day.”
Each year, the Irvine Police Department’s School Resource Officers work closely with the Irvine Unified School District to keep our schools safe through a number of programs including D.A.R.E., Violent Intruder Response Training, the Start Smart driving program for new drivers, and the Safe Routes to School Program which includes crossing guards, and onsite traffic flow plans.
There are currently 11 full-time School Resource Officers and one sergeant dedicated to Irvine schools. These SRO’s are a direct link between Irvine’s youth and the Irvine Police Department, providing enforcement of the law and education on many topics.