Law Enforcement

The City of Malibu contracts with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for law enforcement services. The Malibu / Lost Hills Sheriff's Station provides law enforcement services to the City of Malibu and surrounding jurisdictions.

Within the Lost Hills Station, the Sheriff's Department has specialized units to address specific issues in the communities it serves, including the Juvenile Intervention Team and Malibu Search and Rescue. Supplemental enforcement on local beaches is provided during peak summer months by the Malibu Beach Team, and the Volunteers on Patrol (VOP), which assists deputies with parking enforcement, traffic control, and disaster response.

  1. Beach Team
  2. Juvenile Intervention Team
  3. Volunteers on Patrol

The Malibu Beach Team, enhanced law enforcement presence provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, begins its annual summer enforcement on Memorial Day weekend and continues through the weekend after Labor Day. The goal of the Beach Team is to keep the beaches and highways safe for residents and the millions of visitors who come each year to enjoy Malibu's beaches.

A primary focus of the Beach Team is to eliminate the consumption of alcohol at the beaches, which results in a significant reduction in the number of assaults, rescues made by lifeguards, and injury accidents on the highways.

Learn more about laws applicable to local beaches.