Captain Stephen Los Angeles County Sheriff's Marina del Rey Station

Captain
Joseph Stephen

Marina del Rey Sheriff's Station

(310) 482-6000
13851 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Serving the areas of: Marina del Rey, Santa Monica Bay, Ladera Heights, Windsor Hills, View Park.

Marina del Rey Sheriff's Station

(310) 482-6000
13851 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Serving the areas of: Marina del Rey, Santa Monica Bay, Ladera Heights, Windsor Hills, View Park.

Captain Stephen Los Angeles County Sheriff's Marina del Rey Station

Captain
Joseph Stephen

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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…

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Between March, 2019 and April, 2019, an imposter posing as a Los Angeles County deputy sheriff stole thousands of dollars from numerous victims.  The imposter called residents, told them he…

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Marina del Rey Sheriffs would like you to remember to lock your windows & doors (cars included), secure your bike, set your alarms and make sure your motion sensor lights are working properly everyday at 9:00 pm.

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Hard to believe how our society has changed these years.... I remember my dad telling me years ago that back in the days you could leave your house and garage open, and people would RESPECT what wasn't there's! Never been a perfect WORLD and never will be, but current LIFE is TROUBLING! THANK YOU FOR THESE REMINDERS. STAY SAFE!☝️🇺🇸😉

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Marina Del Rey Sheriff's Station

#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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Marina del Rey Sheriffs would like you to remember to lock your windows & doors (cars included), secure your bike, set your alarms and make sure your motion sensor lights are working properly everyday at 9:00 pm.

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Hard to believe how our society has changed these years.... I remember my dad telling me years ago that back in the days you could leave your house and garage open, and people would RESPECT what wasn't there's! Never been a perfect WORLD and never will be, but current LIFE is TROUBLING! THANK YOU FOR THESE REMINDERS. STAY SAFE!☝️🇺🇸😉

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Marina Del Rey Sheriff's Station

#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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** Malibu search team picture from their facebook.
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Additional Information and Links

Captain (310) 482-6090

Captain’s Secretary  (310) 482-6092

Operations (310) 482-6091, (310) 482-6091, (310) 482-6093

Scheduling and Training (310) 482-6032

Harbor Master (310) 482-6091

Harbor Operations (310) 482-6033

Watch Commanders (310) 482-6082, (310) 482-6081

Watch Sergeant (310) 482-6083

Community Relations (310) 410-7604

Supv. Station Clerk  (310) 482-6046

Supv. Station Clerk AM’s (310) 482-6046

Parking Control (310) 410-7612

Timekeeper (310) 482-6043

Detectives (310) 482-6020

Law Enforcement Technicians (310) 482-6044

Telephone Operator (310) 482-6000

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Marina del Rey Station, located in west Los Angeles county, provides police services for the unincorporated County area and operates six patrol boats in the harbor waters. Marina del Rey station is responsible for patrol in three unincorporated county areas.

The Marina area, referred to as our “west-end”, consists of the land immediately surrounding the harbor itself as well as a small island of territory about 1 mile inland which we fondly refer to as the “Lost RD”. We are also responsible for the harbor and have a shared responsibility for the Santa Monica Bay. Lastly, we patrol our “east-end”, which is the communities of Ladera Heights, Windsor Hills, and View Park.

Marina del Rey Sheriff Boat at sea

Marina del Rey is the world’s largest man-made small craft harbor and is home port to approximately 6500 boats. About fifteen percent of those boats are “live-a-boards”, which are folks who live year round on their boats. The Harbor Patrol detail is responsible for law enforcement on the water and on the docks. Part of the detail’s job is education and crime prevention.

The docks are checked regularly for safety and local ordinance violations. Typical observations or calls for service range from enforcement stops for boating law or safety violations to open water rescue and medical emergencies. In the past couple of years the boat detail has responded as first responders to incidents such as airplane crashes, numerous boat fires and explosions, cars in the water and capsized vessels.

The unit works closely with the US Coast Guard, LA County Lifeguard Baywatch units, and the LA County Fire Department which has multiple fire fighting vessels attached to Station 110. At night, as we are a 24 hour operation, we are the first responder rescue unit for the entire Santa Monica Bay; from Point Dume near the Ventura County line to Palos Verdes Point.

Additionally, the LA International Airport cannot operate without an on-duty rescue vessel available due to its proximity to the water. Our vessels fulfill that requirement and carry life rafts that can be easily transported and deployed at a crash site. Multi-agency air crash scenario training is conducted frequently as well.

Deputies receive over 800 hours of training as well as intensive training put on by the State Department of Boating and Waterways in order to become a boat operator. All are E.M.T. certified (emergency medical technicians) and are Rescue/Recovery Dive Team members. Harbor Patrol deputies are proud of their special skills and training and of the service they provide not only to the residents of LA County, but to the boating community that visit Marina del Rey harbor.

For more information about harbor-related topics, please call (310) 482-6033; 24 hours for general questions.

Marina Del Rey Dive Team underwater

The Dive Team

Marina del Rey Station has a Dive/Rescue Team which has been in existence since 1965. Since he L.A. County Harbor patrol was merged with the Sheriff’s Department in 1984, the dive team’s experience has increased. Today, the dive team is comprised of over 15 certified divers, most of whom are qualified as Emergency Medical Technicians and patrol boat operators. Together they have a combined total of over 200 years of diving experience.

At any time, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, there are dive team members on duty and capable of responding to any dive emergency. Additionally, all members can respond as needed on a call out basis.

Under the auspices of Emergency Services Detail, the mission of the Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Dive Team corresponds with the current jurisdiction of the Marina del Rey Station. Its primary area of responsibility is the harbor of Marina del Rey with a secondary coverage responsibility of the Santa Monica Bay. It is also possible for the team members to respond county wide depending on the needs of the Department.

The Sheriff’s Department Reserve Dive Team

Designated “Marine Company 218,” this unit assists the Sheriff’s Department Emergency Services Detail (ESD) in its aquatic missions and consists of both scuba divers and boat operators, civilian and sworn.

Most divers are instructors, some of whom have more advanced certifications and others prior military experience. All have extensive dive resumes. We support ESD, respond to LASD dive operations not resolved by first responders, and assist marine operations wherever needed.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department covers an extensive coastline, including Catalina Island along with numerous lakes, dams,
rivers, aqueducts, and reservoirs. The unit has seen operations under ice, at extreme depth, in zero visibility, raging currents, bio-hazardous conditions, and overhead environments.

At the unit’s disposal is a 28′ twin-outboard boat and dive truck that contains spare gear, rope, lift bags, first aid, weights, anchors, and just about everything needed to conduct a search and recovery operation.

Reserve divers have logged thousands of dives and have been involved with a variety of underwater operations, including missing persons searches, missing scuba divers, body recoveries, homicide-related weapons searches, stolen vehicle recoveries, and crashed aircraft.

The team does not do recreational diving, where the calmest conditions and clearest water best serve the day. Many operations are in poor visibility and deep waters. Due to these circumstances the team trains regularly, observes safety protocols, and seeks divers who feel both challenged and comfortable in situations normally avoided.

But isn’t that what law enforcement is all about? If you have a work schedule flexible enough to allow infrequent activities at any time, AND are an experienced, fit diver with a complete set of gear and an zeal for something different, OR an experienced boat operator with expertise in launching, trailering, and driving a boat and are familiar with dive operations, please email Dive Team Captain David Gjertson,

gjertson@ucla.edu.

Meetings are held the second Monday of each month and train the following weekend.

Marina del Rey Bike Team next to bikes

The Bike Team During the busy summer months from Memorial day to Labor day, Marina del Rey station staffs a full time bicycle team. The Summer Enforcement Team, SET, usually consists of six deputies and a sergeant. The team is supplemented by two additional Harbor Patrol deputies who police the additional summer boating traffic with two one man 20 foot patrol boats. Team members work a 4/10 schedule on a day/pm overlap with coverage of the busy weekend days being a scheduling priority.

Community Relations / Special Problems Team personnel organize, mobilize, and facilitate communication with the public and motivate community members to participate in problem solving partnerships. They organize groups such as neighborhood watch meetings, Community Advisory Councils, business owners’ associations, and homeowners’ associations. They attend comunity meetings and advise the public on neighborhood safety, crime awareness, and building security. Duties also include organizing youth activity leagues that provide a positive outlet for juveniles through activities such as sports, volunteer work, and education.

Reserve Deputy Sheriffs are citizens who are utilized to supplement the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s law enforcement manpower at Marina del Rey Station. Like full-time deputies, Reserve Deputies are professionally trained and duly sworn law enforcement personnel and perform general law enforcement duties, including crime prevention and investigation, responding to calls, traffic control, and enforcement of laws. Contact Sergeant Ron Thrash at the Ladera Sheriff’s Service Center (310) 410-7604.

Operation Kid Print is a program that provides parents a confidential way of recording a child’s vital identification information and a physical description card of their children, for their records. Contact Deputy Keith Harrison at the Ladera Sheriff’s Service Center (310) 410-7600.

Neighborhood Watch is an effective program aimed at keeping crime out of your neighborhood. It relies on the best crime-fighting tool ever invented – a good neighbor. Fortunately, good neighbors are found everywhere.

Neighborhood Crime Watch encourages citizen participation in reducing crime. Residents and law enforcement work together to achieve one common goal – “Making Their Neighborhoods Safe.” Residents are taught how to protect their property and report suspicious activities to the police. Neighborhood Watch also helps build pride and serves as a springboard for efforts that address ther community concerns. They also receive important information immediately by fax or email on any crimes that are occurring near them.

Contact Deputy Joseluis Tapia to start a Neighborhood Watch program in your neighborhood.