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Panelist Bio

Darrell B. Basco
LA Fraternal Order of Police

Deputy Chief Darrell Basco is a lifelong resident of Pineville. He began his career at the Pineville Police Department in 1994 as a Communications Officer and a Reserve Police Officer. He has worked in several divisions at the Pineville Police Department serving as a patrol officer, a patrol supervisor, criminal investigator. He has served as the training coordinator, Executive Officer of the Patrol Bureau and the Public Information Officer.

He is a 1989 graduate of Pineville High School, received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Louisiana College and received his Master’s degree from Capella University in 2005.

He is a member of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement, a member of the Body Worn Camera Task Force, and currently serves as State President of the Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police.

He is married to Lynne and has one daughter Mallory who is currently studying at UL Lafayette.

Current Topic

     03/18 - Making Schools Safe

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion?
The school shooting in Broward County Florida that took the lives of 17 people has reignited the debate over how to make our schools safe. Energized students nationwide are calling for restricted access to certain guns. Congress is considering broader background checks and age limits on gun purchases. President Donald Trump is most enthusiastic about training school staff members to carry concealed weapons.

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion? How would gun control proposals affect the 45% of Louisianans who own guns? What mental health services are available to prevent teenagers from acting out violently? What increased security measures should schools take and how much will they cost? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Making Schools Safe” airing Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB and WLAE in New Orleans. (Taping Tuesday, March 27.)
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