LAPD Command Staff

Jay Mastick

Mastick, Jay


Commander Jay Mastick is a 28-year member of the Los Angeles Police Department. As a member of the Department, Commander Mastick takes great pride in crime reduction and as well as building and maintaining the public trust in the Los Angeles Police Department.

Commander Mastick joined the Department in 1995 and has enjoyed a variety of assignments including Newton Area as a patrol officer, 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.

Commander 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, Commander Mastick transferred to Internal Affairs Group and served as an investigator.

In 2009 Commander 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, Commander 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, Commander Mastick was promoted to 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 operations of the 308 Harbor Patrol sworn and civilian personnel.

In 2022, Commander Mastick was promoted to Commander and briefly assigned to Operations-West Bureau, then April 2022, he returned to Operations-South Bureau as the Assistant Commanding Officer, overseeing Bureau Operations for 77th Street, Southeast, Southwest and Harbor Areas.

In January 2023, Commander Mastick transferred to Detective Bureau and oversees the daily Bureau Operations of Robbery-Homicide Division, Gang and Narcotics Division, Commercial Crimes Division, Juvenile Division, COMPSTAT Division as well as the two Department Crime Laboratories Forensic Services Division and Technical Investigation Division.

Commander Mastick was born and raised in the South Bay and lives with his family in Orange County.

Commander 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, the Sherman Block Supervisor Leadership Institute, and the Harvard Kennedy School: Leadership for the 21st Century.