Thank You, Police Chief Irvine
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City Manager’s Office
City of Manhattan Beach
City of Manhattan Beach Thanks Police Chief Eve Irvine for Her Service
Manhattan Beach, CA (November 17, 2017) – The City of Manhattan Beach offers its congratulations to Police Chief Eve Irvine as she embarks on the next stage of her career as Chief of the City of Torrance Police Department.
“Police Chief Irvine has been a leader in the field of public safety and community-based policing,” says Mayor David Lesser. “She has ably led the men and women of our City’s Police Department with professionalism and vision. During her tenure the Department has excelled with deep organizational values, creative initiatives, and strong public safety programs. She developed a highly respected organization with deep community relationships where “no call was too small.”
“We as a City are extremely proud of Police Chief Irvine and her legacy of professionalism and accessibility,” Mayor Lesser continued. “She has had a tremendous positive impact on our community and we wish her all the best in her new position.”
City Manager Mark Danaj lauded Chief Irvine for her well-respected effective leadership and accomplishments within the Police Department and community. “Police Chief Irvine achieved new levels of engagement with the community, developed various strategic plans, created strong workforce planning initiatives, and provided strong training to our officers. Public safety is of utmost importance in the City of Manhattan Beach and Police Chief Irvine consistently met and exceeded the high expectations we as a City have for our Police Department,” says City Manager Mark Danaj.
In her time at the City of Manhattan Beach, Chief Eve Irvine has had a long legacy of effective, progressive leadership. She supported the Police Department’s many highly successful programs, such as Neighborhood Watch and the Community Police Academy, while leading officers and staff to protect and serve the community in new and creative ways. She emphasized open communication between the public and the police department and has implemented a number of initiatives during her time.
Police Chief Eve Irvine has been a police officer for over 30 years and was sworn in as the Manhattan Beach Police Chief on May 25, 2011. Prior to joining the Manhattan Beach Police Department, Chief Irvine worked for the Inglewood Police Department. Chief Irvine began her career with the Inglewood Police Department in 1982 as a Police Cadet before rising to the rank of Police Captain in 2003. Police Chief Irvine was the first woman to lead the Manhattan Beach Police Department.
Chief Irvine is the past-President of the South Bay Police and Fire Memorial Foundation and a Board Member on the Governor's Medal of Valor Review Board. She also serves as a member of the California Police Chiefs' Association Law and Legislation Committee and the Training Committee, and is the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association's representative on the Los Angeles County Peace Officers Memorial Foundation.