Deputy Director (Ret.)
Randy recently retired from law enforcement having served 32.5 years. Randy served with the Columbia Police Department, Columbia, SC for ten years before moving over to the state academy. At CPD Randy working in a variety of capacities and units to include: Patrol; Traffic Enforcement; Training Unit Supervisor; Narcotics Unit; Vice Unit Supervisor; Special Response Team, and as a supervisor in Investigations.
While with the academy, Randy was the supervisor of the Traffic Safety Unit, developing and overseeing a comprehensive course listing to include both investigative and enforcement programs: Collision courses from A-Scene TCI through Reconstruction TCI, along with Advanced DUI Detection SFST; Public Safety Checkpoints; Managing the Traffic Unit; In-Car Mobile Video for Law Enforcement; Speed Measurement Devices, Radar and LIDAR, Operator and Instructor; and the Traffic Safety Officer Program and Annual State TSO Conference. The TSO program offers state certification for successful completion of a series of prescribed training courses successfully completed by the officer. Randy has been qualified as an expert witness in both collision investigative and enforcement related criminal proceedings. Randy has authored and co-authored several training manuals and developed a variety of training courses and programs using both tradition face-to-face presentation and other delivery mediums to include TV and web based training.
Randy has a Bachelor of Science Degree and is a Certified Public Manager. He is a graduate of the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) Collision Investigation and Enforcement programs, At-Scene through Reconstruction to include specialty courses to include Commercial Vehicle Reconstruction. Randy served at the academy as a Unit Manager; Section Chief; Chief Training Operations Manager; Interim Director and Deputy Director. While serving in the capacity of Deputy Director, Randy had daily supervisory oversight of 124 employees in both administrative and Instructional duties. Randy has been instructing law enforcement courses in South Carolina around the country for the last 25 years.