LAPD Command Staff

Stacy Spell

Spell, Stacy


Commander Stacy Spell is a second-generation police officer, following in the footsteps of his father, a retired homicide detective from New Haven Police Department, Connecticut. Upon graduating from high school in 1990, Commander Spell enlisted in the United States Army Infantry.

In 1994, he joined the Los Angeles Police Department. His assignments as an officer included Rampart, Hollywood, Southwest, and Risk Management Division. He also worked various assignments which included patrol, vice, gangs, field training officer, and as a civil lawsuit and claims investigator.

In 2002, Commander Spell promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to Newton Division. He was later assigned to Special Operations Bureau where he supervised a gang task force. In 2004, Commander Spell converted to the rank of detective where he served at Central Area Detectives working Crimes Against Persons (CAPS) and homicide. He was later assigned to Robbery Homicide Division, Gang Homicide Section.

In 2007, Commander Spell promoted to Sergeant II and was assigned to Internal Affairs Division where he served as an investigator and associate advocate. In 2011, his love for operations swayed him back into an assignment as the Officer-In-Charge of Central Vice.

In 2012, Commander Spell was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. His assignments included Harbor Patrol watch commander, Northeast Detectives, Internal Affairs Division, Adjutant to the Deputy Chief of Police Sciences and Training Bureau, and Gang and Narcotics Division, Major Enforcement Section.

In 2018, he promoted to the rank of captain and was assigned as the Patrol Commanding Officer at Central Patrol and Southeast Patrol. Additionally, he was assigned as the
Commanding Officer of South Bureau Homicide and subsequently Media Relations Division.

In 2022, Commander Spell promoted to the rank of Commander. He was assigned as an Assistant Commanding Officer of Operations West Bureau before being assigned as the Assistant to the Director of Office of Operations.

Commander Spell graduated magna cum laude from the University of La Verne with a Bachelor of Science. In addition, he graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Master of Science. Commander Spell is also a graduate of the West Point Leadership Program, Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, Credible Leadership Program, and FBI National Academy Session 262. Additionally, Commander Spell completed a certificate from the University of Southern California for the Public Safety Leadership Certificate Program and is a proud recipient of the Community Policing Medal.

Commander Spell has two children. He is a staunch advocate for people with Autism and developmental disabilities, loves dogs, hiking, and traveling.