MALIBU—To ensure safety during the summer months, the city of Malibu and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Malibu Lost Hills Station prepare to roll out the annual Summer Beach Team program and additional patrols to keep the beaches and roads safe.

According to the city of Malibu website, from the start of Memorial Day weekend until the end of Labor Day the Summer Beach Team will be in action and securing all activity. A central focal point of the Beach Team is to monitor and eliminate the use of alcohol on the beaches. With alcohol consumption down it will decrease the number of assaults, injuries, and the number of rescues by lifeguards.

The Summer Beach Team plans to utilize additional patrols in both vehicles and motorcycles to help traffic proceed safety. Sheriffs on duty will work to position patrols throughout the area to help with concerns and other traffic matters.

Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists are expected to abide by the rules enforced. Pedestrians will receive violations for crossing at unmarked crosswalks and halting traffic in marked crosswalks. Bicyclists are required to stop at all stop signs and obey red lights. There is a zero-tolerance policy for driving under the influence of any controlled substance that impairs the ability to safely operate a vehicle.

To contact the Malibu Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station for non-emergency matters, call 310-456-6652. To report drunk drivers or other emergencies, call 911. The City offers traffic and emergency alerts by text message and email. To sign up to receive alerts, visit the e-notifications page, scroll down to “Alert Center,” and choose “Traffic Alerts” and “Emergency Alerts.”