Burbank names interim police chief

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Scott LaChasse (City of Burbank)

From the Burbank Leader:

DOWNTOWN – Scott LaChasse, a 32-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department who went on to serve as vice president of security and emergency services at Paramount Pictures Corp., has been named interim police chief for Burbank.

LaChasse, who is expected to take over the Police Department Jan. 7, last held the rank of deputy chief, where he commanded nearly 1,600 personnel in South Los Angeles. He takes over a department coping with external probes into police misconduct and several lawsuits filed against the city by current and former officers.

Current Burbank Police Chief Tim Stehr is scheduled to retire Dec. 31.

“Professionally, law enforcement has been my life,” LaChasse, 61, said Thursday. “This is a difficult time and it’s really important that confidence be restored to the Burbank Police Department. You need that level of approbation.”

Read the updated story here.

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Written by Christopher Cadelago

December 17, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Posted in burbank, Public Safety

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