Public Safety


The Public Safety office is comprised of emergency preparedness and public safety programs. Law enforcement, fire, beach lifeguards, and animal control services are provided by the County of Los Angeles on a contract basis.

The general mission of the Public Safety Department is to preserve life and property, protect against fires, reduce the incidence of criminal activity, mitigate traffic accidents and traffic violations, and enhance safety within the community through a variety of public education opportunities.

The Public Safety Manager is the primary staff liaison to the Public Safety Commission.


The City of Malibu and Malibu CERT are working to help the community prepare for wildfires, earthquakes, and other disasters with the City’s annual Public Safety Expo on Saturday, June 4, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at City Hall. 

“We never know when disaster may strike, so the time to get prepared as individuals and as a community is right now,” said Mayor Paul Grisanti. “I urge every resident, employee, student or business owner in Malibu to join us for the Public Safety Expo to learn how to make a plan and gather supplies so we can be ready and resilient.”  

The free event is part of the City’s ongoing efforts to help the community be more prepared for wildfires, earthquakes, floods, landslides and other disasters that nature might bring.   

Attendees can take a ride in an earthquake simulator that recreates a realistic and educational experience of a major earthquake inside a house, highlighting the need to make your home more earthquake safe. 

Numerous vendors will have emergency preparedness equipment and supplies for sale and demonstration. Attendees can learn about a variety of volunteer opportunities and see specialty emergency and law enforcement teams and vehicles such as K-9,  Malibu Sherriff Search and Rescue, Fire Department trucks and more. 

The Expo is a great opportunity for kids to learn about emergency preparedness and meet public safety and law enforcement professionals in person. The Expo is also a great way to get started on, or to improve upon, your emergency preparedness plans and supplies.  

The vendors, participating agencies and trainings offered at the Expo will be listed on this page and on social media. 

2022 Public Safety Expo Participant List

  • All Risk Shield
  • Allstate Insurance
  • American Red Cross
  • Arson Watch
  • California Highway Patrol
  • Cassel Photography
  • Disaster Communications Services
  • Family Wildfire Survival 
  • Fire Defense Service
  • Flame Mapper
  • Fortress
  • Gates Security 
  • KBUU  99.1 Radio
  • LA County Animal Control
  • LA County Beaches & Harbor
  • LA County Fire Department
  • LA County Sheriff Volunteers on Patrol (VOP)
  • LA Sheriff’s Department
  • Leo Carrillo Junior Lifeguards
  • Malibu CERT 
  • Malibu Chamber of Commerce
  • Malibu Fire Safety Liaisons
  • Rocket Rules
  • SoCal Fire Supply
  • Southern California Edison
  • The Big Shaker (Earthquake Simulator)
  • The Fix on Wheels (Food Truck)

Public Safety Agency Reports

The City receives regular activity reports from the Sheriff's Department, Fire Department, and Lifeguards.

LA County Sheriff's Department Reports

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LA County Fire Department Reports

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LA County Lifeguard Reports

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  3. Animal Control
  4. Lifeguards


The City contracts with the Los Angeles County 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 Department 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 two of the form (under "Guidelines").

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