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Commander Paul LeBaron is a 20 year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department and is currently assigned to the Patrol Bureau's East Division. As a patrol officer, supervisor, and Watch Commander, he has worked on all watches and in each of the department's geographical patrol divisions. His other previous assignments include working as a bicycle officer; in the Field Training program as a training officer and sergeant; a Vice detective; an Internal Affairs Division investigator; as a supervisor in the Gang and Violent Crime Division assigned to the Drug Investigation Section; and as a Media Relations Detail sergeant.
Commander LeBaron holds an Associate in Arts degree from Santa Ana College, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies at California State University, Long Beach. Commander LeBaron is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI), Class #177. He is also an instructor for DARE International, PTA Organizations within the Long Beach Unified School District and the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance.
Commander LeBaron volunteers as a youth coach for the American Youth Soccer Organization and a Scout Master and Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America. He is also a youth mentor for his religious congregation. He is married and the proud father of three children.
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