By: OC Supervisor Todd Spitzer, Portions courtesy of the Irvine Police Department
- Irvine Police Officer of the Year: Officer Shaheen Jahangard
- Civilian of the Year: Kasandra Bowden
- Rookie of the Year: Officer Agustina Arias
- Lifesaving Award: Officers Keith Herter, Craig Huffmire, and Heather Phillips
- Community Policing Award: Officer Joshua Assayag
The Irvine Police Department (IPD) Awards Banquet recognizes sworn police officers and civilian professional staff for outstanding contributions to the department and community. Award recipients embody IPD’s core values of integrity, quality service, accountability, and respect.
The 44th Annual event was attended by approximately 500 community members, including police personnel, elected officials, Exchange Club members, local business owners, religious leaders, academic institutions, and community organizations. Board of Supervisors Chairman Todd Spitzer and Mayor Steven Choi joined the IPD in congratulating the award recipients and are grateful to the many community partners who work side-by-side with IPD to ensure that Irvine remains a wonderful place to live and work.