Area 1 is bounded by Joann and Victoria Streets to the north, Irvine Avenue to the east, 15th and 16th Streets to the south, and the Santa Ana River to the west. Area One landmarks include the Neighborhood Community Center and Triangle Square.
Area 1 Commander: Lt. Joyce LaPointe
Lt. LaPointe began her career with the Costa Mesa Police Department in 1997. During this time she has had the opportunity to work in a variety of assignments including Patrol, Traffic, Air Support, Field Training, Jail Operations, Force Tactics Training Team and Emergency Management.
Lt. LaPointe is a 1991 graduate from Vanguard University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Kinesiology.