Department Chief Eve R. Irvine began her law enforcement career with the Inglewood Police Department in 1982 as a Police Cadet. In 1984, she was appointed to the position of Police Officer and attended the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy. In 1989, she was appointed to the position of D.A.R.E. Officer. She was promoted to Detective in 1990. As a Detective, Chief Irvine became a nationally recognized expert in the area of Domestic Violence and worked assignments in Sex Crimes/Child Abuse, Assaults, and Robbery. In 1993, she attended the highly acclaimed Delinquency Control Institute at the University of Southern California. She was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1994.
As a Sergeant, Chief Irvine worked in the Patrol Bureau as a Field Supervisor and Watch Commander. In 1995, Chief Irvine was transferred to the Administrative Bureau, as supervisor over Police Training and Personnel.In 1997, Chief Irvine was appointed to the position of Acting Lieutenant and transferred to the Patrol Bureau as a Watch Commander. In 1999, she was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and transferred to the Office of the Chief of Police, where she served as Adjutant to the Chief of Police. In addition to Adjutant duties, she commanded the Community Affairs Section and Internal Affairs. She also served as Press Information Officer for the Department.
In 2003, she was promoted to the rank of Captain.
Chief Irvine was sworn in as the Manhattan Beach Chief of Police on May 25, 2011.Chief Irvine has received the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Business and Management from the University of Redlands and Master of Business Administration from the University of La Verne. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and California's POST Command College. She is also a recognized expert in the field of Media Relations.
Chief Irvine currently serves as the President of the South Bay Police and Fire Memorial Foundation, and is 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.