Randy Beintema is retired from the San Joaquin County Sheriff Office. He began his law enforcement career in 1973 when he joined the U.S. Army and was a Military Police Officer. He was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado where he served as part of the 984th MP Company as a police officer and K9 patrol/narcotics detection handler until November of 1974. In 1974 he was transferred to Safeguard Command with a Top-Secret clearance where he severed as part of the nuclear warhead protection company. After being discharged he returned home to attend college.
In 1978 he was hired by Alameda County Sheriff Office and attended the academy at the Santa Rita Academy. After graduating, Randy was assigned to Custody Division where he worked in the Greystone Facility and compound. In 1980 he lateraled to San Joaquin County Sheriff Office where he served until the end of his career in 2008. During his time with the San Joaquin County Sheriff he worked in the Custody Division, Court Services and Patrol Division. He was a CTO in Custody, an FTO in Operations Division, hostage negotiator, peer support member and worked Patrol, Community Car Program and Boat Patrol. He served as one of the FTO Sergeants, Swing Shift Patrol Sergeant, Area Commander and Administrative Lieutenant. At the time of his retirement Randy was Captain of Operations Division.
He has attended the PORAC Annual Conference of Members since 1984 when he was elected to the San Joaquin DSA as a board member. He served in the DSA as a board member, PAC director, Vice President and President until his promotion to Sergeant in 2002. He has served on the PORAC Board of Directors under 6 Presidents and is currently one of the Region II Executive Committee Board members. He has served as the Chairman of the Scholarship Committee since 1986, and currently sits on the Budget Committee, Credentials and now as PORAC Secretary, chairs the Bylaws Committee. Randy was awarded the Len Delaney Award in 1998, as well as in 2001 for his performance as a PORAC Director. He also serves as the Treasurer for PORAC Valley Chapter.
Randy is married to his wife Stacy and has two grown children Nick and Madie. He finds sitting on the Board of Directors of PORAC an honor to his own association, Valley Chapter and Region II.