Randy Francis is a 37 year public safety veteran currently serving as the Manager for Homeland Security Planning for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. He is a former city police officer, deputy sheriff, and State Investigator. He has served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy where he has deployed numerous times in support of the Global War on Terrorism in antiterrorism and intelligence related assignments. He is a retired Chief Petty Officer in the Navy Reserve. He has been employed in intelligence related roles within the private sector as well.
Mr. Francis has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is board certified by ASIS International as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP) and by ABCHS in Homeland Security (CHS-V), Crisis Response Coordination (CRC), Disaster Preparedness (CDP-I), National Threat Analysis (CNTA), Intelligence Analysis (IAC), Anti-Sabotage (ASC), and Sensitive Security Information (SSI). He is also certified by the National Crime Prevention Association as a Crime Prevention Specialist (NCPS) and by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Professional Emergency Manager (PEM). He is a certified instructor in numerous public safety and intelligence disciplines and has instructed on intelligence management on the collegiate level. He has been designated as a subject matter expert in numerous disciplines by the Department of Defense’s Homeland Defense & Security Information and Analysis Center (HDIAC).
He currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of “Inside Homeland Security” magazine, as the Law Enforcement Liaison for the Richmond Virginia Chapter of ASIS International and as the Emergency Services Sector Chief for the FBI’s InfraGard Richmond Virginia Member Alliance.