Captain III Alfonso Lopez is the commanding officer of Commercial Crimes Division (CCD). He assumed command of this division in 2022.
Captain Al Lopez was born and raised in the City of Los Angeles. He grew up in the Northeast and Hollenbeck Areas of Los Angeles, where he attended Benjamin Franklin High School. He continued his education at Sonoma State University and earned a Criminal Justice Administration degree.
Lopez was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department in 1991. As a police officer, he worked Hollywood Central and Rampart Areas, and Metropolitan Division. He had been assigned to gangs and vice and has also been an element/equestrian member. In 2001, he became a Sergeant and, in this capacity, worked Southwest, Northeast and Olympic Areas as well as Internal Affairs Group. As a member of the Olympic Transition Team, Lopez was responsible for the creation of the 20th Community Police Station.
In 2011, Lopez was promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned to Southwest Area as a Watch Commander. He then became the Officer-in-Charge of the newly formed University Park Task Force and of the Gang Impact Team. He was then transferred to the Office of Operations as the Officer-in-Charge of Evaluation and Administrative Section.
In 2015, Lopez was promoted to Captain and assigned to Southeast Division as the Patrol Commanding Officer. In July 2015, he became the Commanding Officer of Air Support Division. In July 2016, He became the Commanding Officer of Central Traffic Division. In August 2018, Lopez became the Commanding Officer of Rampart Area.
In January 2022, Lopez became the Commanding Officer of Commercial Crimes Division. Captain Lopez oversees the Department’s Complex Financial-White Collar Crimes Unit, Cyber Crimes Unit, Metropolitan and Valley Financial Crimes Sections, Illicit Pharmaceutical and Counterfeit Unit, Major Theft Task Force (FBI Taskforce targeting South American Theft Groups), Real Estate Fraud Unit, Train Burglary Task Force, and the Task Force for Regional Auto Theft Prevention (TRAP). T.R.A.P. is Los Angeles County’s regional, multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency taskforce that investigates, prosecutes and deters vehicle theft and vehicle fraud on a coordinated and cooperative basis.
Lopez is a graduate of the Los Angeles Police Department West Point Leadership Program, the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, and the Los Angeles Police Department Command Development Course. He is a member of the Latin American Law Enforcement Association and the Command Officers Association. He has been the recipient of the Meritorious Unit Citation and the Police Medal.
Captain Lopez is married to his wife Mary, and they have recently celebrated their 27th year wedding anniversary. In his personal time, Lopez enjoys spending quality time with his family, coaching soccer, running, camping and traveling.
Captain Lopez strives to promote a community policing style of leadership that stresses intelligent, partnership-oriented strategies involving community stakeholders, as well as various members of the criminal justice system.