Randy Celori

Director Safety & Security Lake Stevens, WA School District

Randy W. Celori has an accomplished history of 33 years in law enforcement and is well recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest for his expertise. Mr. Celori spent 11 years as the Chief of Police in the growing community of Lake Stevens, Washington, preceded by 21 years of law enforcement and distinguished service in the United States Army. While serving in the Army, he performed Military Police Duties throughout the United States and abroad. His assignment to West Point required him to work closely with the United States Military Academy to provide a safe and effective learning environment for students, staff and faculty. Upon his retirement from military service in 1995, he joined the police force in Lake Stevens, Washington, where he rose to the top position of Chief of Police in 2001.  During his tenure as Chief of Police, he was directly responsible for overseeing complex and highly publicized criminal cases, State Accreditation of the Police Department and the implementation of the Department of Justice Safe Schools Program to over 7600 students and 10 schools. Upon his retirement from law enforcement, Mr. Celori now manages the Safety and Security Programs for Lake Stevens School District. 

Former and Current Affiliations:

  • Board Member Snohomish County Police Auxiliary Services Center, SNOPAC 911

  • Board Member Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management

  • Advisory Team Member, Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management

  • Chairman, Washington State Boating Safety Council

  • President, Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce

  • President, Snohomish County Sheriff and Police Chiefs Association

  • Member, Washington State Sheriffs and Police Chiefs Association

  • Member, International Association of Chiefs of Police

Specialized Training and/or Experience:

  • Criminal/Internal Investigation

  • Critical Incident Management

  • Safe Schools Program, United States Department of Justice

Safety and Security for Major Community and Sporting Events, Including:

  • United States Military Academy Football and Basketball Games

  • Army Navy Football Games

  • International Ironman Triathlon Events

  • Community Festivals Exceeding 30,000 Attendees

Awards and Decorations:

  • Washington Association of School Administrators Award for Community Leadership

  • Lake Stevens School District Excellence Award for Service to Education and Safe Schools Program

  • Police Officer of the Year, City of Lake Stevens

  • Two United Sates Army Meritorious Service Medals

  • Two United States Army Commendation Medals

  • United States Army Europe Soldier of the Year

  • United States Army Recruiting Support Command Soldier of the Year

  • Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year