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Randy Peters is a Tampa Native and graduate of Tampa Bay Vocational Technical High School.  After high school, he served in the United States Navy including a deployment in Operation Desert Storm.  After the U.S. Navy, he attended Hillsborough Community College receiving an Associates of Arts degree.  Mr. Peters joined The Tampa Police Department in 1996 and worked various assignments including serving as a detective in the criminal intelligence bureau and the narcotics bureau and  assignments with the Q.U.A.D. squad, street crimes, X-Ray squad and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task force.   He is currently a patrol lieutenant.   Mr. Peters received his Bachelors degree from the University of South Florida in Communications as well as a  Master Degree in Adult Education and Leadership Development.  He received a second Master Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University, specializing in Managing Critical Incidents.   He has also attended numerous career development courses including advanced narcotics investigations (D.E.A.), interview and interrogation, and criminal gang investigation (Atlanta, GA).