The first official day of summer may not be until next month, but for Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, summer is here. This week, the station launched the 2018  Summer Crime Enforcement Team, and it will remain deployed for the next five months. The team, comprised of one sergeant and five deputies, will be exclusively tasked with providing residents in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County with additional patrol resources during the summer months. Their mission is to prevent crime by stopping it before it occurs. Last summer, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Crime Enforcement Team was responsible for making significant arrests, recovering firearms, and conducting regular parole/probation operations. These additional resources not only increase patrol visibility, but also allow deputies to spend more time with residents learning about community priorities.