Captain Pete Casey was born in Claymont, a small community in northern Delaware, just nineteen miles south of Philadelphia. At an early age, influenced by the classic television show “Adam-12” Pete set his goals to move to Los Angeles and become a Los Angeles Police Officer. While attending high school, Pete was selected twice, 1978 & 1980, to participate in the Delaware State Police Department’s “Trooper Youth Program.” At a young age Pete proved his commitment to hard work and leadership. At just 20 years of age, he was promoted to Asset Protection Manager for a large department store. In 1983, Pete was hired as an executive for Target Stores in Phoenix AZ.
In 1988, Target Corporation moved Pete to Los Angeles California and In 1989 Pete joined the Los Angeles Police Department as a Line Reserve Officer at Rampart Division. During this time, Pete continued to work for Target Corporation. In 1991, Pete lateraled onto the Department and was assigned to Newton Division. While working Newton Division. He received numerous awards and commendations including the Department’s highest honor the “Medal of Valor.” One of Pete’s proudest moments was when he performed CPR to a lifeless child who was not breathing and as a result saved her life.
In 1993, Pete was assigned to Pacific Division where he worked a variety of assignments from working FALCON (Focus Attack Linking Community Organizations & Neighborhoods) an multi agency federally funded undercover narcotic task force, patrol, training officer & senior lead officer. During his assignment at Pacific Division, Pete was featured on the Discovery Channel “Inside the Real LAPD.” While at Pacific Division Pete established a strong neighborhood and business advisory council, implemented Mode Neighborhood program sponsored by the City Attorney’s Office, and obtained a gang injunction on the Culver City Boys gang. In 1999, Pete was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to Southwest Division as
a field supervisor. In 2000, Pete was promoted to Sergeant II and assigned to Internal Affairs South Section.
In 2001 Pete transferred to 77th Division as an Assistant Watch Commander until 2006. In 2006 Pete was asked by the then Deputy Chief Charlie Beck to establish Operations South Bureau’s Criminal Gang Homicide Group as then Commander Pat Gannon’s aide. In 2007 Pete completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and was promoted to Lieutenant.
From 2007 to 2012, Pete continued his career as Watch Commander, in 77th Division, Olympic Division, and Central Division. In 2013, Pete was selected by the Director of Office of Operations to be the Officer in Charge of Central Area’s Safer Cities. In 2014, Pete was promoted to Lieutenant II and assigned to Communications Division. In 2015, Pete was selected to the position of Assistant Commanding Officer, Communications Division. Pete has been credited for his interpersonal and management abilities in improving the morale and atmosphere of the largest command within the City. Pete promoted to Captain in January 2016. Prior to joining Missions leadership team, Pete was the Van Nuys Patrol Commanding Officer.
Pete is a highly accomplished member of the Los Angeles Police Department, offering more the 25 years of leadership experience in the roles ranging from complex administrative and operational experience. Pete has demonstrated that his experience expands beyond managing and leading sworn personnel to managing and leading our Cities civilian personnel and developing strong partnerships with our communities.