Mounted Enforcement Detail (MED) currently consists of full time LASD Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, and some la county sheriff reserve. Personnel purchase their own equestrian mounts (horses) which they use for the detail. Full time LASD search and rescue Deputies train and deploy primarily in addition to their regular work week and separate from their units of assignment.
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Los Angeles Search Dogs (LASD) was founded in 1985 and is an all volunteer search team for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The Team uses trained dogs to search for lost persons in wilderness and urban areas. The dogs are also trained to search for cadavers in avalanches, collapsed and burned buildings, and also for drowning victims.
Mounted Search and Rescue functions as an integrated support unit to the Department in emergency situations requiring the expertise of Search and Rescue trained horse riders for searches and rescues in terrain which is not accessible by motor vehicles or helicopters.
Robert V. Guilbault
Reserve Forces Bureau is the administrative headquarters for the Department’s Reserve Program, Explorer Program, Mounted Programs, and Sheriff’s Advisory Councils. With over 800 La County Sheriff Reserve and 600 Explorers, the Sheriff’s Department has a wealth of resources that augment the various units on a daily basis.