Public Safety


The Public Safety Department 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 programs.


Sound Study to Presented in Public Safety Commission - August 5, 2020 

The City has prepared a siren sound study, the first step in moving forward with an outdoor emergency siren system, and the results will be presented to the Public Safety Commission during its virtual meeting on August 5, 2020. Outdoor warning siren systems are intended to improve emergency communications when power and communications have been disabled.

The proposed system is part of the City’s overall disaster preparedness efforts, and specifically, part of the Zero Power Plan to increase emergency communication capabilities during widespread power and phone service outages that may occur during high wind, disasters, or Southern California Edison (SCE) Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS).  

The devastating 2018 Woolsey Fire damaged cell phone, landline phone, electricity, and the internet, creating a virtual communications blackout in the entire City of Malibu, increasing the danger of the fire, and hindering emergency communications and evacuations. For more information, see the press release or read the full study here

  1. Sheriff
  2. Fire
  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 2 of the form (Guidelines).

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