Public Safety



The Public Safety Department is comprised of Emergency Preparedness programs and Public Safety Services, including law enforcement, fire, beach lifeguards, and animal control, which are provided by the County of Los Angeles on a contract basis.

The general mission of the Public Safety Department is to protect persons and property, reduce the occurrence of fires and the number of incidents in criminal activity, traffic accidents and traffic violations, and enhance safety within the community through a variety of public safety programs.

  1. Sheriff
  2. Fire
  3. Animal Control
  4. Lifeguards

The City contracts with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for its law enforcement services, which include:

  • General law, traffic, and parking enforcement and administration
  • Summer beach enforcement
  • Specialized community policing services, including Volunteers on Patrol (VOP) and Malibu Search and Rescue

Parking citation processing and hearings are also contracted. 

Owners of residences or businesses in Malibu may authorize the Sheriff's Dept to remove or arrest individuals trespassing on their property by submitting a Letter of Agency form to the Malibu/Lost Hills Station. Additional details are found on page 2 of the form (Guidelines).

Malibu / Lost Hills Station
27050 Agoura Rd
Agoura, CA 91301
310-456-6652 or