Captain Raymond Lucas was born in Kenya and moved to his home in England until the age of seven. In 1976, he immigrated to the United States and grew up in North Hollywood.
Captain Lucas began his law enforcement career in 1995 at Burbank Airport Police, followed by work as a Park Ranger and supervisor, while concurrently serving as a Reserve Police Officer for South Gate Police Department. Captain Lucas transferred to the Los Angeles Department of General Services Police working a variety of patrol and investigative assignments, including Training Coordinator, Background Investigator, Internal Affairs Sergeant and Watch Commander. He joined the Los Angeles Police Department in January 2013, maintaining his Lieutenant rank as part of a transfer of the Los Angeles Department of General Services Police into the Los Angeles Police Department.
Captain Lucas was assigned as a Watch Commander at Security Services Division, Hollywood Patrol Division, and Devonshire Patrol Division. He was selected to a Lieutenant II assignment as the Detective Commanding Officer for Devonshire Area in 2019.
Captain Lucas was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2023 and assigned as the North Hollywood Patrol Commanding Officer. Captain Lucas is proud to oversee patrol operations in the same community where he was raised.
Captain Lucas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Dispute Resolution degree from Pepperdine University. He is a graduate of the Department’s West Point Leadership Program and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy Session 283 in Quantico, Virginia. As an avid runner and marathoner, Captain Lucas has competed in several Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relays.
Captain Lucas and his wife have two adult children, both serving in the United States Air Force. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities and is a vintage automobile enthusiast.