Commander Steve Lurie has served with the Los Angeles Police Department since 1997. After earning his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles, he served as a police officer with the city of El Segundo, California. Following his appointment to the LAPD, he spent eight years working as a police officer in various assignments throughout the city. Following the attacks on September 11, 2001, he spent two years developing the city’s system for critical infrastructure protection. During these early years of his career, he attended Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, graduating with a Juris Doctor degree, and was admitted to the California Bar in 2002.
In 2005, Commander Lurie was promoted to the rank of Detective at Southeast Area, and there he investigated domestic violence, robberies, sex crimes and homicides. In 2007, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and spent time in patrol at Wilshire Division before supervising the Southeast Division Crime Suppression Detail for four years. After being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2012, he managed law enforcement at Venice Beach. He then spent four years as an Officer in Charge at Force Investigation Division. There, Commander Lurie managed a squad of detectives responsible for the investigation of officer-involved shootings and other major uses of police force. During this time he attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He then led the delivery of police services as the Commanding Officer of Hollywood Division for two years. Commander Lurie has taught Police law at the graduate level since 2007.
Chief Michel Moore promoted Commander Lurie in 2021, and he currently serves as the Commanding Officer of Risk Management and Legal Affairs Group.
Learn more about Professor Lurie in his Faculty Spotlight.