Steve D. Lurie

Steve Lurie

Commander Steve Lurie has served with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) since 1997. He began his career as a police officer for the city of El Segundo, California. After his appointment to the LAPD, he worked in various assignments across the city as a police officer for eight years. Following the attacks on September 11, 2001, he dedicated two years to developing the city’s system for critical infrastructure protection. In 2005, Steve was promoted to the rank of Detective at Southeast Area where he investigated cases of domestic violence, robberies, sex crimes, and homicides. In 2007, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, initially patrolling at Wilshire Division, then 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 and spent four years as an Officer in Charge at the Force Investigation Division, managing a squad of detectives responsible for investigations of officer-involved shootings and other major uses of police force. He was then promoted to Captain. Subsequently, as the Commanding Officer of the Hollywood Division, he led the delivery of police services for two years. In 2021, Chief Michel Moore promoted Steve to serve in the Office of Constitutional Policing and Policy, leading risk management and legal affairs. Currently, Steve is the Assistant Commanding Officer of LAPD’s Operations-West Bureau, responsible for the Hollywood, Wilshire, West Los Angeles, Olympic, and Pacific police divisions.

Steve holds a BA in anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a JD from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. In 2002, Steve was admitted to the California Bar and later attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Steve has taught police law at the graduate level since 2007.

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