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New Malibu/Lost Hills police captain named

Submitted by City of Malibu
8:14 am PDT March 15, 2017

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell has announced the promotion of Josh Thai to captain of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station effective immediately. 

Thai has been acting captain at Malibu/Lost Hills since June 2016.

“Josh Thai is an excellent choice for captain of the Malibu/Lost Hills Station,” Malibu Mayor Lou La Monte said. “He has been doing an outstanding job as acting captain, and he has proven that he has the exact combination of ability, integrity and commitment that is so important for that position. I look forward to continuing and expanding our relationship.”

Thai joined the sheriff’s department in July 1993, and previously served at the Malibu/Lost Hills Station as field sergeant and watch commander from 2005-2008, as watch commander from 2011 to 2013, and as operations lieutenant for the North Patrol Division beginning February 2016.

“Captain Josh Thai is an outstanding choice to lead Malibu/Lost Hills Station forward,” said Lt. Jim Royal, Malibu’s Sheriff Liaison. “He is community-oriented in his philosophy, and he is truly dedicated to public safety. Captain Thai is well-liked and respected by those under his new command, and we all look forward to a positive and productive environment as we continue to serve our local communities.”

Thai has received numerous professional awards and accolades for his service, including the Exemplary Service Award from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, the Distinguished Service Award and the Esprit de Corps Award from the U.S. Air Force, and the Outstanding Community Service Award from the Law Enforcement Association of Asian Pacific