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Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station

818-248-3464
4554 Briggs Ave. La Crescenta, CA 91214

Serving the areas of: City of La Cañada Flintridge, Unincorporated Communities of: La Crescenta / Montrose, Lopez Canyon, Kagel Canyon, Little Tujunga Canyon, Big Tujunga Canyon, Angeles National Forest (State Route 2 – Angeles Crest Hwy, Switzer Falls), Mount Wilson.

Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station

818-248-3464
4554 Briggs Ave. La Crescenta, CA 91214

Serving the areas of: City of La Cañada Flintridge, Unincorporated Communities of: La Crescenta / Montrose, Lopez Canyon, Kagel Canyon, Little Tujunga Canyon, Big Tujunga Canyon, Angeles National Forest (State Route 2 – Angeles Crest Hwy, Switzer Falls), Mount Wilson.

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#ThrowbackThursday #LASD The Search and Rescue teams function as the Sheriff’s Department’s official emergency response unit. The unit provides services to those citizens who become stranded, lost, or injured in the mountainous areas of Los Angeles County.

There are eight individual teams: Altadena Mountain Rescue Team, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team, Antelope Valley Search and Rescue, Malibu Search and Rescue Team, Santa Clarita Valley Search and Rescue Team, Montrose Search and Rescue, San Dimas Mountain Rescue Team and Avalon Search and Rescue Team.

Most of the team members are Los Angeles County Sheriff Reserve Deputies, while others are dedicated volunteers from the local communities to assist in search and rescue operations. All teams are under the direction of the local Sheriff’s Stations.

Because team members would go into steep and treacherous terrain, possibly at night or in the rain, it is imperative that all members are well trained. In addition to academy training, Search and Rescue Team members undergo extensive mountaineering training. Also, they must hold a current Emergency Medical Technician license and usually must live within a fifteen or twenty minute response time of the station where they serve.

Each team member is selected for his or her physical capabilities, maturity, and willingness to respond at a moment’s notice in emergency search and rescue situations. The men and women of the team are highly trained in technical rope rescue, swift water, snow and ice operations search theory and tracking.

As a part of the state of California mutual aid system, the teams also provides support search and rescue efforts throughout California and the United States.

They are ready to respond to emergency 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, to “anywhere in the wilderness that someone needs help”!

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#ThrowbackThursday #LASD The Search and Rescue teams function as the Sheriff’s Department’s official emergency response unit. The unit provides services to those citizens who become stranded, lost, or injured in the mountainous areas of Los Angeles County.

There are eight individual teams: Altadena Mountain Rescue Team, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team, Antelope Valley Search and Rescue, Malibu Search and Rescue Team, Santa Clarita Valley Search and Rescue Team, Montrose Search and Rescue, San Dimas Mountain Rescue Team and Avalon Search and Rescue Team.

Most of the team members are Los Angeles County Sheriff Reserve Deputies, while others are dedicated volunteers from the local communities to assist in search and rescue operations. All teams are under the direction of the local Sheriff’s Stations.

Because team members would go into steep and treacherous terrain, possibly at night or in the rain, it is imperative that all members are well trained. In addition to academy training, Search and Rescue Team members undergo extensive mountaineering training. Also, they must hold a current Emergency Medical Technician license and usually must live within a fifteen or twenty minute response time of the station where they serve.

Each team member is selected for his or her physical capabilities, maturity, and willingness to respond at a moment’s notice in emergency search and rescue situations. The men and women of the team are highly trained in technical rope rescue, swift water, snow and ice operations search theory and tracking.

As a part of the state of California mutual aid system, the teams also provides support search and rescue efforts throughout California and the United States.

They are ready to respond to emergency 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, to “anywhere in the wilderness that someone needs help”!

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Crescenta Valley Station is located in unincorporated community of La Crescenta, known as “The Balcony of Southern California” and nestled in the foothills north of Glendale. It is the Gateway to the Angeles National Forest. Crescenta Valley Station is responsible for providing law enforcement services to the City of La Canada Flintridge, the unincorporated communities of La Crescenta, Montrose, Lake View Terrace, and much of the Angeles National Forest with a total population of over 45,000.

Many of the station personnel at the Crescenta Valley Station live and shop in the immediate and surrounding communities. Our people are actively involved in community events as well as, our station sponsored events. Check our volunteer page http://shq.lasdnews.net/content/uoa/CVS/CVSVolPg.pdf to see how you can get involved.

The Crescenta Valley Station Volunteer Coordinator is Sergeant Cynthia Gonzales (818) 236-4019

Did you know? There are over 850 LASD reserve sheriff’s deputies who work patrol, jails, search and rescue, motorcycle patrol, mounted posse, investigations, and more, as team members of the second largest policing agency in the nation. http://lasdreserve.org/

The Crescenta Valley Station Reserve Coordinator is Sergeant Jose Larios (818) 248-4027

Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

To receive detailed, up-to-date information directly from the LASD via e-mail, register for “Nixle” alerts at NIXLE: https://local.nixle.com/register/ and also register for your local LASD station area. Or, text your zip code to 888777 to receive text alerts only. Standard text messaging rates may apply, depending on your calling plan.

11/4/2015

What is a Sheriff’s Explorer?

The Law Enforcement Explorer program is a Sheriff’s Department youth-oriented program. It is affiliated with the special interest phase of the Boy Scouts of America.

Its primary purpose is to provide through actual experience, a means by which young men and women may determine if they would like to pursue a career in law enforcement.

The program also provides the Sheriff’s Department with additional human resources. It also opens an important avenue of understanding with an energetic, concerned society of young people.

Training: After acceptance into the program, initial training for our new explorers takes place at the Sheriff’s Academy, located at: 11515 South Colima Rd., Whittier.

The explorer academy consists of approximately 184 hours of instruction during 18-weeks of training on Saturdays.

Subjects covered include community relations, criminal law, firearms safety, narcotics control, police procedures and weaponless defense must be mastered.

The trainees are required to undergo drill and physical training, in addition to their classroom work.

Satisfactory completion of the academy earns the Deputy Explorer ten high school unit credits. In some cases, college credit can also be earned by post-graduation Academy involvement.

Who are we seeking?

To qualify for the position of Deputy Explorer, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 14-21
  • Have completed the 8th grade
  • Have at least a “C” or 2.0 grade point average on the last report card issued, if still in High School
  • Have no serious arrests or convictions
  • Shall not be on active probation

If you are interested, contact the Lakewood Station Explorer Coordinator at (562) 623-3519.

At the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, volunteers perform critical services at each of the stations throughout the county. Crescenta Valley is no exception. As the Volunteer Coordinator, I have the privilege of overseeing approximately 100 uniformed volunteers who perform a variety of non-hazardous duties.

These duties greatly advance the goals of this Department, raise the level of service to the community, and give the volunteer a great deal of personal satisfaction. The following information is an abbreviated list of services volunteers are performing for Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station and the community. If, after reading this information, you feel compelled to be apart of this team, please contact Deputy Jorge Valdivia at 818-236-4021.

Volunteers on Patrol
Here at Crescenta Valley Station, we utilize both vehicle patrol and bike patrol. Once the volunteer has participated in a 40 hour long training period, the volunteer may perform several different tasks. These may include radio operations, residential perimeter checks for those citizens who have left the area for a vacation, traffic control at the scene of an accident, or assisting detectives with surveillance.

School Watch
This is an extension of our patrol duties here at the Station but with a more specific goal. The volunteer will function as a road guard for students crossing the street, watch for potential loiterers, and interact with parents of students for the purpose of addressing their concerns about school safety.

Arson Watch
The arson watch team is another extension of our patrol function with the added emphasis on the mountain areas, picnic areas, and campgrounds where fire hazards are elevated. The arson watch team will identify potential fire hazards and then work with Fire Department or Forestry Department to correct them.

Detective Support
The team of volunteers who participate in this program assist our Station detectives in many different ways. They may work side by side with our criminal analyst to compile crime statistics, or record stolen property items into a computer data base, or even be used for surveillance purposes under the direction of the Detective Sergeant.

Station Tours
Station tours are available to all age groups but have become extremely popular among school aged children. These tours may include any number of the following: desk area where 9-1-1 calls are answered, the armory, the jail area including holding cells, the Detective Bureau, the Narcotics Bureau, the Emergency Operations Center, and a “hands on” viewing of a radio car. Each tour may also include brief lectures on
any number of safety themes.

Couriers
One volunteer each day will deliver mail from the station to various department locations throughout the county. Other errands may be included depending on the needs of the Station.

Front Desk
Volunteers participating in this program will answer non-emergency telephone calls from the public and assist individuals who enter the Station lobby to receive services. This allows us to serve the community in a more efficient manner.

Newsletter
A monthly newsletter is sent to every volunteer along with other groups and councils who have an interest in our program. This letter highlights upcoming events, makes special announcements, and provides useful tips and trivia. You may assist in the writing, proofing, layout, or distribution of the newsletter.

Radar Trailers
Each morning a team of volunteers transports two radar trailers from Crescenta ValleyStation to specific areas within the La Canada Flintridge area. The digital reading on the trailer sign indicates to the driver the speed of their vehicle as they approach the trailer. This assignment is critical because it provides our area with a safer driving environment.

Phones for Life
This is a program designed to provide seniors with cellular telephones on which they can dial 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency. Each cell phone has the capability of calling 9-1-1 without a service provider which provides a secure feeling for those individuals who are away from home.

Neighborhood Watch
Volunteers will meet with local residents to instruct them on how to unite a neighborhood that will collectively work together to minimize vandalism, burglaries and other criminal activities. Tips on personal safety at home and while driving may also be addressed. Each meeting includes a packet of information to facilitate the program.

Business Watch
Volunteers who oversee this portion of the program will conduct any number of tasks to enhance the safety of the businesses in our area. Some of these tasks may include seminars on how to recognize counterfeit bills and forged checks. Other seminars will educate business owners on how to secure a business quickly in the event of an alleged child abduction. The Volunteers also meet with employers/employees on a regular basis for the purpose of recording their safety concerns and then relay these concerns to the Station.

Clergy Council
This program works to unite several spiritual and religious leaders throughout our area to work together in assisting the Station and the public. They can be used as a resource to any Station personnel who may need counsel or advice on any number of personal issues. These volunteer clergy members will also be called upon to help with death notifications or respond to locations for the purpose of providing comfort to those individuals who have been involved in some sort of a tragic event.

Caring Arms
At times, due to exigent circumstances, children may be transported to the Station until a relative or agency can arrive to take custody of them. When these situations arise, volunteers assigned to this program will respond to the Station and entertain the children thereby allowing the handling Deputy time to complete his or her work related tasks.

Special Projects
The volunteer program as a whole organizes many special events throughout the year. These events include the Station Open House, Rummage Sale, and the Toy and Food Drive. Due to the time and energy needed to make each event a success, each volunteer will be called upon to help plan, organize, and then participate in the event.