Betsy Randolph retires after 25 years with DPS

Lieutenant Betsy Randolph is calling it a career with the Department of Safety (DPS) and Oklahoma Highway Patrol after 25 years.

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“I’ve been blessed to work all these years in the profession God called me to,” the Guthrie native said in a social media post.

Randolph, who is also a published author, began her career in July with the DPS in 1995 and was the first female promoted to Sergeant in 1998 — where she supervised the evening shift at the Governor’s Mansion and later around the Capitol complex.

In 2004, she transitioned to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. First assigned to Troop A – Metro in 2005 then the Logan County Detachment in 2006.

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Randolph also served three separate assignments as a public information officer/spokeswoman with the Public Information Office before taking a promotion to Lieutenant in 2013, which she was just the fourth female to earn the Lieutenant position.

She returned to Troop A – Metro in 2018, supervising the hoot shift.

Over the years, she’s taught computer classes, basic instructor development, and law enforcement driving training. She was a counselor in the 61st Highway Patrol academy and the videographer for the 65th Academy.

Randolph plans to spend her retirement time gardening, writing, riding motorcycles, and traveling.

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1 Comment on "Betsy Randolph retires after 25 years with DPS"

  1. Thank you! I love and appreciate GNL and my adopted hometown of Guthrie, America.

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