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Stacy Spell, Captain II

Stacy Spell

Captain II
Media Relations Division

email Captain Stacy Spell was
appointed as a captain assigned to Southeast Patrol in August

He was born in New Haven, Connecticut and 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, Captain Spell enlisted in
the United States Army Infantry where he served on active duty as a
Non-Commissioned Officer.

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

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

In 2007, he promoted to Sergeant II and was assigned to Internal
Affairs Division where he served as an investigator and associate
advocate. His love of operations influenced him to go back to
operations as the Officer In Charge of Central Vice in 2011.

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

Captain Spell graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of La
Verne with a degree in Behavioral Science and from California State
University Long Beach with a Masters in Science in Emergency
Services Administration. He is also a graduate of the West Point
Leadership Program, Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute
and FBI National Academy Session 262. Captain Spell is the
recipient of the Community Policing Medal.

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