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Popular Culture: The Noise it Creates

Paul LeBaron is a 24-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department in Los Angeles County, CA. Currently a Commander of the Detectives Division in the Investigations Bureau, where he oversees investigations including Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Sex Crimes, Computer Crimes, Human Trafficking and all Juvenile related crimes. In his current assignment he sees the affects of popular culture on today’s youth and how these things destroy families. Paul has also spent 8 years working undercover in the Vice Detail and Narcotics Section of the Gang and Violent Crime Division. For the past 16 years he has worked with the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance, where he teaches classes on cultural diversity and ethics to law enforcement and educators. Paul also has a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University Long Beach, in Communication Studies and a Master’s Degree from American Military University in Organizational Leadership and Management.

Paul is a court recognized expert in narcotics testimony and has been interviewed by media on local, national and international levels in regards to the effects on drugs and the damage done by popular culture and the messages it sends.