Scott LaChasse has 36 years of experience in law enforcement and security. He joined the Burbank Police Department as Interim Chief in January, 2010 and was named permanent Chief in April, 2013. Chief LaChasse worked for the Los Angeles Police Department from 1970-2002, most recently holding the position of Deputy Chief. In this capacity, he managed almost 1,600 personnel in South Los Angeles.
During his tenure at the LAPD, he held a variety of high-profile positions including Commanding Officer for the Criminal Intelligence, Narcotics, and Uniformed Services Groups. He also served as Assistant Commanding Officer of Operations for the Valley Bureau where he administered the activities of 1,800 personnel in the San Fernando Valley.
His resume includes work as the Vice President of Security and Emergency Services for Paramount Pictures and Corporate Manager for Regulatory Compliance at Southern California Edison.
Chief LaChasse is a member of several organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, FBI National Academy Associates, California Peace Officers Association, William H. Parker Los Angeles Police Foundation, Chief Special Agents Association, California Police Chiefs Association, Challengers Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County Executive Board, and Los Angeles Police Museum Board of Directors. He also provides instruction nationally and internationally to public officials and law enforcement officers on the command of critical incidents.
Chief LaChasse earned his Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Los Angeles, and his Master’s in Public Administration from The University of Southern California. A longtime supporter of forensic science in Los Angeles County, he is on the Advisory Board of the California Forensic Science Institute at CSULA and is honored in the CSFI Hall of Fame for his work on behalf of forensic science research, training, and education.
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