LAPD Command Staff

Jay Mastick

Mastick, Jay


Commander Jay Mastick is a 26-year member of the Los Angeles Police Department. As a member of the Department Captain Mastick takes great pride in crime reduction and as well as building and maintaining the public trust in the Los Angeles Police Department.

Captain Mastick joined the Department in 1995 and has enjoyed a variety of assignments including Newton Area as a trainee, 77th Street Area as a patrol officer, and Harbor Area as a Field Training Officer. In 2001, Mastick was transferred to Operations-South Bureau and assigned to the Administrative Unit.

Captain Mastick was promoted to Sergeant in 2002 and assigned to Wilshire Area where he worked the bike unit and patrol. Mastick was transferred in 2005 to Jail Division and served as a Watch Commander. Mastick returned to Harbor Area in the fall of 2005 as a field supervisor and complaint investigator. In 2006, Captain Mastick transferred to Internal Affairs Group and served as an investigator.

In 2009 Captain Mastick was assigned to the Department Advocate’s Office and represented the Department in internal disciplinary hearings. In 2012, Mastick transferred to Pacific Area and served as a Patrol Watch Commander at LAX, and a plainclothes supervisor in the Crime Task Force, a joint operation between the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Airport Police.

In 2014, Captain Mastick was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to Wilshire Area as a patrol Watch Commander. In 2016, Mastick returned to Internal Affairs Group and served as the Officer-in-Charge of Criminal Investigations Division, Central Section.

In 2019, Captain Mastick was promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to Harbor as the Patrol Commanding Officer. In 2021 Captain Mastick was promoted to Area Commanding Officer of Harbor Area and oversees the daily operation of the 308 Harbor Patrol sworn and civilian personnel.

Mastick was born and raised in Torrance and is the proud father of a son and a daughter. Mastick lives with his wife and children in Orange County.

Captain Mastick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Public Administration degree from California State University, Long Beach. He has also graduated from California POST Command College, the LAPD West Point Leadership program, and the Sherman Block Supervisor Leadership Institute.