Randy, age 56, is a fourth generation Slidell native and has served and protected the community of Slidell for 33 years. Randy began his law enforcement career with the Slidell Police Department in 1980. Randy worked for the Slidell Police Department for 10 years serving as a Patrolman, Detective in the Criminal Investigations Division, Patrolman in the Traffic Division, and as an Emergency Medical Technician. Randy was employed with the Louisiana State Police for 23 years and retired as a Lieutenant in 2011. In 2013, he returned to the Louisiana State Police working part-time as an investigator in the Louisiana State Police Narcotics Division.
I want to continue my law enforcement career by leading the police department of the city that I love and call home.
Randy has been married to Dania Davis Fandal for 20 years. Dania is a Licensed Master Social Worker who has worked with families and at risk children for 23 years. They have three children, Matthew, age 30, Mark, age 26, and Mallory, age 24. Matthew is a Trooper with the Louisiana State Police at Troop L in Mandeville, LA. Matthew is married to Fawn Wroten Fandal. Matthew and Fawn have one daughter, Macie Shae Fandal, 2 years old. Mark is currently serving in the United Stated Marine Corps as a Lance Corporal assigned to Embassy Security Detail. Mallory is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and is currently attending graduate school studying Applied Behavior Analysis.
Randy is a graduate of Slidell High, Class of 1978. Randy also graduated from the Louisiana State University Law Enforcement Institute. He attended the Orleans Parish Police Academy and the Louisiana State Police Academy. Randy was the recipient of the Douglas M. Milliet Award for Outstanding Achievement in Academics and Leadership at the Louisiana State Police Academy.
Randy is a registered Republican.
He is currently a member of the Louisiana State Troopers Association.
He was a founding member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Sergeant Earl Alfred Lodge #13 and served on the State Board of Directors of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Randy has also been a Saints season ticket holder since 2006.
He is also a member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
In 2012, Randy hiked the 2,184 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. It took him 6 months and 2 days and in the process he raised money for the Louisiana State Police Troop L Grant-a-Wish program for terminally ill children.
To learn more about Randy’s hike, please go to www.trailjournals.com/swamprat.