Captain Steve Lurie has served with the Los Angeles Police Department since 1997. After receiving 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, Captain Lurie spent two years developing the city’s system for critical infrastructure protection. During these early years of his career, Captain Lurie attended Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, graduating with a Juris Doctor degree, and was admitted to the California Bar in 2002.
In 2005 Captain Lurie was promoted to the rank of Detective at Southeast Area, and 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, Captain Lurie managed a squad of detectives responsible for the investigation of officer-involved shootings and other major uses of police force. During this time Captain Lurie attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Since 2007, Captain Lurie has taught Police law at the graduate level.
Chief Beck promoted Captain Lurie in 2018, and he currently serves as the Commanding Officer, Hollywood Division.
Learn more about Professor Lurie in his Faculty Spotlight.