Randy Rider and Associates LLC

David Randall Rider

4631 Yancey Road

Douglasville, Georgia


Phone 770.949.3150

Cell 678.215.3389

Fax 770.949.3150

E-mail randy@randyriderandassociates.com


1973 Graduated Douglas County High School

1998 – 2001 Attended Chattahoochee Technical College

2001 – Present Mercer University - Junior Status





May 2012 – Medically Disabled – available on a limited basis

July 2011 – May 2012

National Instructor Pursuit Policy Workshops

PO Box 548

Boise, ID



Conduct pursuit policy training in the southeast. Taught over 1700 law enforcement officer chase procedures and liability factors..  Contractual basis.


December 2010 to present

Randy Rider and Associates

2956 Chapel Hill Road

Suite D 121

Douglasville, Georgia


Police consultant specializing in:

Internal Affairs investigations

Legal Liability Risk Management
Use of Force
Police department audits
Jail Investigations
Inmate Complaints
Citizen Complaints

October 1997 – 2010

Douglasville Police Department

6730 Church Street

Douglasville, Georgia


Employed as a patrolman with duties of taking initial complaints of domestics to initial homicide investigations.  Enforced law as it pertained to the Georgia Criminal Code, the Federal Law, and City of Douglasville ordinances.

Promoted to detective and was assigned to general investigations.  Conducted investigations of all violations of the Official Criminal Code of the State of Georgia, City of Douglasville Ordinances, and Federal Criminal Code.  Was assigned as the department’s Child abuse investigator on call for molestations, fatalities, and other Child related crimes.  

Promoted to Detective Sergeant and supervised shifts of 4 – 6 detectives. At this time assigned as the primary Internal Affairs Officer due to background.  Duties include review of use of force reports, use of force investigations, allegations of theft, and allegations of employee misconduct.

Responsible for review of assigned detectives case work and assigned cases.  Continued with the responsibilities of child molestations and carried a case load.

Promoted to Detective Lieutenant and charged with the overall daily operation of the Detective Division of the Douglasville Police Department in 2001.  During tenure the City had the highest rate of homicides in over a decade. 

The division was also over tasked with fraud at the then new Arbor Place mall.  Personally conducted Internal Affairs Investigations and maintained all Internal Affairs Investigation files.  Responsibilities included the supervision of two Detective Sergeants, ten Detectives, one Crime Scene Technician, one Evidence Clerk, and Evidence Facility.  Reviewed subordinates files, supervised complex cases to include wiretaps on homicide investigations. 

Administrative - Responsibilities include Training, Internal Affairs investigations (due to experience this position followed with transfer), Supervision of School Resource Officers, Coordination with Georgia office of Homeland Security (GEMA) National Incident Management System level, National Response Plan, Court operations(to include courtroom security, temporary holding cells for court room and Police Department), Records Operations, Public Relations, Purchasing, Recruiting, Background investigations, Grants, Department armor, Fleet management, Parking control, Policy revision, and Inventory. 

Conduct departmental training on firearms, hot house, criminal law, investigations, CPR, POST mandated training, policy & procedure, roll call training, and other topics of importance.  Coordinate training with guest instructors and advanced training.   Coordinate all training matters for City of Douglasville Police officers.  Lead instructor NIMS 300-400 Georgia Fire Academy. 

Department was re-alignment in 2009.  My duties were greatly reduced which was a welcome change.  Charged with the operations of Court, Records, and a FEMA related issues.  In charge of FEMA assistance and the recovery from the flood of 2009.  Consult with Command Staff on Internal Affairs situations.

Resigned December 22, 2010, to pursue other opportunities.


2002 - 2010

Deputy Coroner Douglas County

Coroner Randy Daniel

8700 Hospital Drive

Douglasville, Georgia




September 2005 – Contract basis

Public Agency Training Council

Director Jim Alsup

5105 Decatur Blvd. Suite L

Indianapolis, Indiana


Travel the United States as a contract instructor for Public Agency Training Council.  Instruct students to complete Internal Affairs Investigations for the Prison/Jail environment.


July 1983 – October 1997

Georgia Department of Youth Services Investigations

1585 County Farm Road

Marietta, Georgia


Initially employed as an Apprehensions Investigator with the Department.   Conducted investigations to locate youth from the age of 10 to 21 who escaped or violated their conditions of placement. 

Promoted to Senior Investigator in charge.   Supervised teams of investigators through out the State of Georgia who apprehended youth who have violated conditions of placement.

Assigned to Internal Affairs as Supervisor/Investigator.  Conducted various allegations of an internal matter, of which included violations of the Georgia Criminal Code.  Most prevalent was the abuse of persons in custody.  Over period of assignment conducted hundreds of internal investigations into allegations of abuse in the detention environment. Directly supervised investigators assigned to the unit. 


July 1982 – June 1983

Douglas County Sheriff Office

6730 Church Street

Douglasville, Georgia


Deputy Sheriff/Jail Supervisor

Responded to initial calls for service from the citizens of Douglas County.  Arrested violators of the Georgia Criminal Code, County ordinances, and Federal Law.  Returned to the then new Douglas County Jail as a Jail Supervisors to assist in its opening.  Supervised a shift of Jail employees, maintained the health, safety, well being of confined inmates.

July 1981 – June 1982


Richway Department stores

2500 North Druid Hills Road

Atlanta, Georgia


Security manager for Richway store operations. Insured safety of employees and guests of the retail establishment.  Conducted internal investigations of employee misconduct.  Supervised security employees, including loss prevention officers, guards, and alarm services


February 1974 – July 1981

Douglas County Sheriff Office

6730 Church Street

Douglasville, Georgia


Duties ranged from Radio Operator to Detective.  First on scene investigations and maintained peace and order as it concerned the Georgia Criminal Code. Investigated criminal investigations of Crimes as it applied to the Georgia Criminal Code, County Ordinances and Federal Criminal Code.  Primary detective assigned to auto theft and arson cases.  Worked first Internal Affairs investigation, while at the Douglas County Sheriff Office, which was an officer involved shooting.




Officer Certifications_______________________________

FIELD TRAINING OFFICER                          03/29/1989
BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT                      10/17/1977   

Instructor Certifications____________________________

General                                                         02/11/1999
Firearms                                                       08/13/1999
SENIOR TRAINING INSTRUCTOR             02/09/2000
FIREARMS RANGE MASTER                      07/21/2004

OTHER CERTIFICATIONS_________________________________


Glock Armor

Beretta Armor

Range Master

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Instructor

NIMS 300-400 Instructor

Taser Instructor



Encountering the Juvenile Justice System

Use of Force


Internal Affairs in the Jail and Detention

Policy and Procedures

NIMS FEMA Training

Certified Expert Witness – Policy and procedure, police practices, use of force and other legal liability risk matters

Internal Investigations for first line supervisors

Jail internal investigations

Social Networking

Stress for law enforcement

Pursuit training

Constitutional law

Georgia Law

Georgia Instructor Class

Child abuse investigations

Internal Affairs

Domestic Violence

First Line Investigation of Citizen Complaints

Social Networking for the new Millennium

Stress training

Early Warning Systems



Internal Affairs in the Jail and Detention Side, Distributed by Public Agency Training Council



Published in National Internal Affairs Investigators Association


Honesty, April 2005, National Internal Affairs Investigators Association

Morals, August 2005, National Internal Affairs Investigators Association

Published in Officer.com___________________________________

Preserving Everyone's Rights, The internal affairs process October 27th, 2006

Why IA?   A career, not an assignment - November 13th, 2006

Police Shootings, on the rise, or are we rising in the media? - December 27th, 2006

Garrity v. New Jersey--Another Look - January 22nd, 2007

Garrity--How It Works - February 26th, 2007

The Internal Affairs Investigator, Who should be chosen? -March 25th, 2007

Civilian Review Boards, Has the time come? - April 25th, 2007

Gardner v. Broderick--Clarifying Garrity, Grand jury testimony - May 28th, 2007

Inmates' Right to Protection, Farmer v. Brennan - June 27th, 2007

United States v. Apfelbaum - August 22, 2007

IA Investigations of Privatized Employees - November 26, 2007

Fitness for Duty and IA - February 27, 2008

Reginald Scott Fennel V. James Gilstrap -2009

We are our own worst enemy - March 2009

Larry Hope v. Mark Pelzer = November 2009

Benjamin v Wilkes –The hitching Post Case - September 2009

The Todd Road Incident - September 2009

Town Hall Meetings - August 2009

Interns - July 2009

Idealism v Reality - July 2009

War Stories - January 2009

Erwin v Athens - March 2009

Grudge IA - May 2009

Westbrook v City of Omaha - March 2010

Negligent Failure to train - March 2010

Joseph Sangrardi v Village of Stickney - February 2010

Police Domestic violence March 2010

U.S.  V Hayes 2010

Internet Access Security - January 2010

Paris V. Ball - March 2010

War Stories - April 2010

Domestic Violence II – May 2010

Domestic Violence III – June 2010

Domestic Violence IV – August 2010

False Accusations – October 2010

Richardson, Walker v. Ronnie Lee McKnight 2011

Tametta Bellotte, Plaintiffs-Appellees V. TRACY L. EDWARDS 2011

Alice Walker and Gerald H.E. Walker, v.  City of Wilmington 2011

Schallenger v Oakes 2011

Be a Chief for Goodness sakes 2011

San Diego V..John Roe 2011

Before  September 11  2011

Mary Hancock V. Chief Mike Baker 2011

Agencies CEO Determine Morality Issues  2011

Bellotte V Edwards 2011

Rochin v California 2012

Hot Pursuit & tunnel vision 2012

Roid Rage  2012

Ethics – Just for Cops?

Wright v United States



Woody – A True American Hero

Douglas County Sentinel July 7, 2007

Parents August 2009



Pursuit Policy Workshops - National Instructor

FDLE Instructor

Guest Instructor Florida Sheriff’s Association Spring Conference 2011

Advisor to International Chief of Police and Department of Justice – Creating a Legacy 2010

Conduct Evidence room audits 2010

Chaplain National Internal Affairs Investigators Association

Certified FEMA evaluator in Emergency exercises 2010

Certified Expert Witness for United States District Court Pennsylvania 2010

Conducted Peer Review for Department of Justice 2009 - Internal Affairs Guidelines: Proceedings from a Community of Practice

Advisor to International Chiefs of Police, Department of Justice COPS Division

2007 – 2010 President of the National Internal Affairs Investigators Association term

Coordination of the 2006 National Internal Affairs Training Conference Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Coordination of the 2007 National Internal Affairs Training Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Coordination of the 2008 – 2009 National Internal Affairs Training Conference, Gatlinburg


Assigned to Georgia Public Safety Training Center to instruct one week curriculum Internal Affairs Course for February and October 2007

Founding member Georgia Internal Affairs Investigators Association

Executive Board Member Georgia Internal Affairs Investigators Association

 Two time Vice President Georgia Internal Affairs Investigators Association

President Georgia Internal Affairs Investigators Association

Historian Georgia Internal Affairs Investigators Association

Host and coordinator of the Georgia Internal Affairs Training Conference 2005

Maintain email service to Internal Affairs and Police officers containing articles and case law of concern

Executive member Douglas County Character Coalition

Participated in Andernache Germany – Douglasville, Georgia exchange Poliezi

Past Chairman Douglas County Child Abuse Protocol

Past Chairman Douglas County Child Fatality Review

Instituted Douglas County Child Fatality Investigator’s Unit

Governors Task Force on Child Abuse 1998 – 2000

Member Georgia Police Accreditation Coalition

Founding Member Georgia Auto Theft Association

As an Instructor have taught in over 20 states with PATC

Clayton County Police Academy conducting instruction on: Instructor training courses, grading of Instructor training candidates, Child Abuse, Criminal Law, Civil Liability, Criminal Procedure, Robbery, Burglary, Larceny, Liability, Crime Scene processing, Criminal Investigations, Traffic Law, Patrol Techniques, Firearms, and other topics

North Central Law Enforcement Academy, Burglary, Traffic law, Robbery, Jail fingerprinting, Liability issues

Douglas County Sheriff Office Juvenile Procedure, Homicide

Carrollton Police Department, Juvenile Law

West Georgia College – Internal Affairs

Chattahoochee Technical College – Internal Affairs

Georgia Public Safety Training Center Internal Affairs

Georgia Public Safety Training Fire Academy NIMS 300-400

Harris County Region 7 NIMS training instructor

Douglas County Training Center NIMS 300 & 400


Member First Presbyterian Church, Ordained Elder, Church School Teacher

Member of the Douglas County Character Coalition

Guest Speaker Douglas County Kiwanis Club

Guest Speaker Douglas County School System

Member International Chiefs of Police Association

Member Georgia Chiefs of Police Association

Member – Living with Ataxia



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