Craig Lally is the president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles Police Protective League represents the more than 9,900 dedicated and professional sworn members of the Los Angeles Police Department. The League seeks to advance the interests of LAPD officers through legislative and legal advocacy, political action and education. As president, Lieutenant Lally works daily with the Los Angeles Police Department, community groups and fellow officers to protect the rights, interests and welfare of the members of the League.
Lieutenant Lally was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and joined the Los Angeles Police Department on March 31, 1981. He worked various patrol assignments for over 25 years as a police officer, sergeant and lieutenant, as well as five years as an officer in the elite Metropolitan Division. He has received approximately 200 commendations throughout his career, both from the Department and the community.
Lally was elected as a Director to the Los Angeles Police Protective League on January 1, 2012 and elected president on January 1, 2015. He currently serves as president of the California Coalition of Law Enforcement Association, on the Board of Directors of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, the Board of Directors of the California Police Officers Memorial Foundation, and the Executive Board of the National Association of Police Organizations.