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 1974. He was transferred to Safeguard Command with a Top Secret clearance, where he served as part of the nuclear warhead protection company. After being discharged, he returned home to attend college.
In 1978, he was hired by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and attended 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 the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s 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, a hostage negotiator and a 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 six 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, currently sits on the Budget and Credentials Committees, 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.