Application for membership in DCS-22 is a multi-step process. The prospective new member is responsible for completing the initial steps in accordance with the following instructions. The District Communications Officer (DCO) for DCS-22 will coordinate the completion of the application process as described below.

Membership requires the following:
  • Applicant is a US Citizen
  • Applicant is a licensed Amateur Radio Operator
  • Applicant is at least 18 years of age
  • Applicant must have Internet capability
  • Completion and submittal of Application and other required forms
  • Providing copies of Amateur Radio License, California Drivers License, and Photograph for Identification Card
  • LiveScan Fingerprinting
  • Background Check
  • Completion of Training Classes at County EOC
  • Completion of NIMS/ICS ICS-100 & ICS-700 On-line Classes
  • Issuance of Tactical Call and ID Card
  • Purchase of Uniform Clothing
  • 48 Hours per Year of Qualified Participation


The first step in the application process is to notify the DCS-22 District Communications Officer, K-01, of your interest in membership. He will verify with you your general eligibility, and provide any special guidance appropriate to your application.

Step two is to complete the Application Forms. The forms package is available as an electronic PDF file that can be completed and printed on-line using your Browser and Acrobat Reader. It is available HERE.

The Membership Package includes:
  • Volunteer Application (8 pages)
  • Request for Live Scan Service
  • Policy of Equality Acknowledgement of Receipt
  • Criminal Justice System Disclosure
  • Uniform Policy (including Smoking Policy)
  • Letter of Commitment
  • Assignment of Intellectural Property
The Policy of Equality is also available from this page.
[NOTE - These forms are in PDF format and require that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader or one of the Adobe PDF compatible file readers. If you need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader on your PC
click here

Verify that you have completed and signed all of the forms listed above. Information that has yet to be determined such as your Tactical Call may be left blank. Sign all forms with your legal name and date them.

Collect all of the above forms along with:
  • A signed copy of your Amateur Radio License,
  • A copy of your California Drivers License, &
  • A passsport sized digital photograph of yourself

and submit them to:

Disaster Communications
Lost Hills Sheriff's Station
Attn: DCS-22 DCO
27050 Agoura Rd
Agoura CA 91301

Completed and signed forms may also be scanned into PDF format and submitted by email to the DCS-22 DCO, K-01.

Your Application will be processed in accordance with LA County DCS procedures as described in Application Processing on the LACDCS Website. The DCS-22 District Communications Officer will inform you when you are ready to complete the next steps.

Individuals interested in membership in conjunction with another DCS unit should contact Los Angeles County DCS to identify the appropriate DCO for that unit. Additional information is available at the Los Angeles County DCS Website.

Page last revised: December 1, 2015