Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
TThe L.A. County Sheriff's Department Malibu Volunteers on Patrol ("VOP’s") actively patrol the City of Malibu acting as "eyes and ears" for deputies advising them of suspicious activities, accidents, and other safety hazards. VOP’s also help maintain public safety by providing services such as traffic control, parking enforcement and otherwise assisting deputies and/or civilians as necessary. The VOP’s receive specialized training from the Sheriff's Department in such areas as: * Traffic control * Patrolling the community for criminal activity and safety hazards * Disaster response * First aid and CPR * Parking enforcement * Vacation and business checks * Assisting with special events (parades, races, holiday fairs) VOP’s come from all walks of life and all socio-economic levels. The team includes working professionals, retirees, and college students. All members are required to maintain a minimum of 16 on-duty hours per month, pass an oral interview and background check, and pass minimum driving standards. Must live in the Lost/Hills Sheriff's Station area (Malibu, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Westlake Village, Topanga). Interested citizens can email email@example.com