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Video features Malibu Search and Rescue personnel participating in their annual Helitac certification June 9, 2013 with LASD Air Rescue 5. Activities included ground school, winch operations and rappelling. Team members were winched up into Air 5 and then rappelled from both sides of the copter. This is the first training exercise with LASD's new Super Puma helicopters by Malibu SAR since the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department purchased the helicopters earlier this year.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

4700 Ramona Boulevard, #106

Monterey Park, CA 91754

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LASD Reserve Deputy Program: Those interested in receiving additional information on the Reserve Program may contact their nearest Sheriff's or Police Station.

Did you know? There are over 850 Reserve Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies who work for $1 per year to serve their communities. They work patrol, jails, Search and Rescue, motorcycle patrol, mounted posse, investigations, and more, as respected team members of the second largest policing agency in the nation:

Reserve Deputy Sheriffs supplement the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's law enforcement staffing. Like full-time Sheriff's Deputies, Reserve Deputies are professionally trained and duly sworn law enforcement personnel. Since Reserve Deputies have the same powers of arrest as full-time deputies they are required by law to meet the same hiring, background, medical and psychological standards as full-time deputies.

Uniform Reserves are assigned to one of the many Sheriff's Department patrol stations or units and perform general law enforcement duties, including crime prevention, investigation, responding to calls, traffic control, and enforcement of laws.

There are over 150 members of the eight Search and Rescue teams of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, who were activated for over 450 search and rescue missions last year, making it one of the most active counties for search and rescue missions in the nation. Reserve deputies and civilian volunteers are supervised by full-time sheriff's deputies.

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