Deputy Chief Daniel Randolph began his career with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in 1990. Deputy Chief Randolph is currently the Chief of Staff for Chief Michel Moore. As the Chief of Staff, he also oversees Public Communications Group and Employee Relations Group. Upon promotion to the rank of Commander, he was assigned as the Assistant Commanding Officer of Operations-South Bureau. He later transitioned to Commanding Officer of Internal Affairs Group and then Commanding Officer of Risk Management Legal Affairs Group. As a Captain, he held four commands. Upon promotion to the rank of Captain, he held his first command at Rampart Patrol Division. His second command was as the Commanding Officer of In-Service Training Division. It is there that he oversaw the State-mandated Perishable Skills Program, Department-mandated continuing education and career development training for both sworn and civilian members. From there, he transitioned to his third command as Commanding Officer of Training Division where his primary attention was on Recruit Officer academy training and a $1.5 million training and education budget for all sworn and civilian training opportunities. Lastly, he moved back to Operations and was the Commanding Officer of Newton Area.
His lieutenant assignments include serving as the Adjutant at the Office of Special Operations, Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Evaluation and Administration Section in the Office of Operations, Detective Commanding Officer at West Valley Area, Gang Impact Team OIC at West Valley Area and Watch Commander at Hollywood Patrol Division. His prior Department assignments include specialized detective supervision for critical uses of force at Force Investigation Division, training coordination, vice supervision, Internal Affairs, community policing supervision, patrol supervision, vice enforcement, gang enforcement and patrol.
He has several years of teaching experience. He began in 2001 where he taught throughout California for the Department of Justice, Leadership in Specialized Units program on law enforcement subject matters; such as, leadership, vice operations, corruption avoidance and managing specialized law enforcement units. In 2004, he was hired and has held an adjunct professor position at Chapman University College, subsequently Brandman University. His forte was in upper-division undergraduate Criminal Justice and Sociology disciplines. In addition to maintaining his teaching at Brandman University, in 2008 he was hired by and has held an adjunct professor position at Los Angeles Mission College. There he taught lower-division undergraduate classes in Administration of Justice.
His education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from San Diego State University and a Master’s degree in Conflict Management and Negotiation from California State University Dominguez Hills. He is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at the University of Southern California, the Police Executive Research Forum, Senior Management Institute for Police-Session No. 72, at Boston University and the Leadership in Crises, executive education program through Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University.
He is married and resides in Los Angeles County. It is with great pride that each of his sons have served their country in the US Armed Forces. His oldest son is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and an LAPD Officer himself. His youngest son is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he worked as a Firefighter and currently a Federal Firefighter.