As Burbank city officials announced its intent to hire a permanent police chief, its current leader of 30 months said he is weighing his options on whether to apply.
Scott LaChasse, a 32-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, has held the title of interim police chief since January 2010. His predecessor Tim Stehr, who retired under a cloud of civil rights investigations and lawsuits, lasted from August 2007 to December 2009.
City Manager Mike Flad said enough momentum is in place to move to a permanent chief.
LaChasse was originally hired on a six-month contract, and his command staff were all hired on a temporary basis, Flad said. As captains retire or their contracts are not renewed, they also would be replaced.
“There is no hidden thing that I’m not telling you,” Flad said. “The timing is right, the pieces are in place. It’s time for a transition.”