Meet the LBA President

Louis Turco

Lou was born and raised in Long Island and is the grandson of Italian immigrants. His grandparents owned a Delicatessen on East New York Avenue from 1923 – 1973, directly next door to the “Old” 73 Precinct. He grew up surrounded by cops coming and going in the Deli.

Lou attended Grammar and High School in Long Island. After graduating from Valley Stream North High School, Lou studied Finance at St. John’s University where he earned a Bachelors Degree. Prior to joining the Police Department, Lou worked as a Commercial Sales Representative for New Telephone and AT&T.

Lou was appointed to the NYC Police Department on October 15, 1990. After his graduation from the Police Academy he was assigned to Patrol in the 105th Precinct. As a Police Officer, Lou was assigned to Patrol and Community Policing Units. In 1994, Lou was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to the 13th Precinct. In 1997, he transferred to the Police Academy until his promotion to Lieutenant on November 25, 1997. He was then assigned to the 5th Precinct as Special Operations Lieutenant. In August 2003, Lou was assigned to the Patrol Borough Manhattan South Anti-Crime Unit. In August 2004, he was assigned as the Commanding Officer of the 1st Precinct Scooter Task Force.

Lou has been involved with the Lieutenants Benevolent Association since his appointment to Delegate, representing the 1st, 5th and 7th Precincts, in June of 2001. Former LBA President Tony Garvey appointed Lou to the LBA Board in 2005, serving as the Manhattan South Director. In this position Lou assisted / represented hundreds of Lieutenants at internal hearings. Lou was also recruited to assist in the preparation and negotiations at several contractual bargaining sessions; his prior business and sales experience coupled with his Finance Degree proved to be valuable assets at these meetings.

On October 1, 2008, after serving as a Delegate and Board Member for seven years, former L.B.A. President Tom Sullivan elevated Lou to the position of 1st Vice President. Tom recognized that Lou’s proven record as an advocate for all Lieutenants and his educational background would serve as great assets to the organization.

On July 29, 2012, Lou assumed the position of President of the Lieutenants Benevolent Association. With 11 years of union experience Lou is innately familiar with the operations of the organization, the responsibilities of the Board and Delegate members, and the topics impacting on the overall membership. Lou’s knowledge, experience and education are all assets that will benefit the organization and our members.