OFFICERS and BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BIO: Randy Bickel was born in Woodland, California and raised in San Francisco. Randy attended Archbishop Riordan High School and then went on to earn an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice at the College of San Mateo and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at San Francisco State University. Randy Graduated the San Francisco Regional Police Academy in 1989, and worked as a police officer for the City of Colma and the District of Broadmoor, before he went on to serve for over 28 years at the San Mateo Police Department before retiring in 2018.
After retirement from San Mateo Police in 2018, Randy continued his career with the County of Sacramento as a Sergeant for the Sacramento County Regional Park Rangers; where he lead one of the Ranger Park Resource Teams focused primarily on dealing with the large homeless population that resides along the American River Parkway. In 2022, Randy left the Park Rangers and accepted the position of Criminal Investigator II with the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office.
While at the San Mateo Police Department, Randy served as: a patrol officer, street crimes detective, community police officer, Police Activities League (PAL) founder and Executive Director, field training officer, motor officer, and was assigned as a detective to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Gang Intelligence Unit/Gang Task Force. Randy was also a range master, rifle instructor, armorer, hostage negotiator, peer support team member, crisis intervention team member, and member of the critical incident response team. Randy Served over 10 years on the San Mateo Police Officers’ Association (SMPOA) board of directors, where he held the positions of board member, treasurer, and President. Randy was involved with the contract negotiations team and negotiated four contracts with the city. Randy has received many awards and commendations, including the Lion’s award for heroism.
Randy was elected as SCALE’s Board President in 2019. Randy has also served on the Mid-Peninsula Boys and Girls Club board of directors in San Mateo for 10 years. Randy was a member of the City of San Mateo’s Goal Directed Action Team of the North Central Neighborhood. Randy has been a member of the Elks Lodge for over 25 years in both San Mateo and Placerville. He has coached youth soccer, youth baseball, youth softball, and youth trap shooting. He has volunteered with the Boy Scouts and served as the Committee Chair. Randy is also very involved in his church and his council of the Knights of Columbus. Randy has also been then president of two different homeowners associations, and has created three non-profit organizations.
Randy brings a lifetime of experience and knowledge to the SCALE Board, and leads with an “all-inclusive” attitude. Randy is married with three children.
Department of Child Support Services Representative
BIO: My name is Arla Graeff. I am currently serving as SCALE’s vice president and the current SCALE representative for the Child Support Officers of Department of Child Support Services. I started with the county of Sacramento and the department of Child Support in April 2019. I choose to serve on the board of SCALE to make sure that the voices of Child Support Officers were heard. Throughout the past couple years, we have reached uncharted territory with the pandemic of Covid-19 and it has been an honor to be that bridge between the County of Sacramento and Child Support officers.
Welfare Fraud Representative
BIO: My name is Lewis Fedor and I currently have 27 years in Law Enforcement experience. I began my career with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department in 1995, where I worked in corrections, North and South Patrol, as a Youth Services Officer, as a School Recourse Officer, and as a Training Officer. In 2006, I left the Sheriff’s Department to join the newly formed Elk Grove Police Department as a Police Detective. While working as a Detective in Elk Grove, I took additional assignments as a Hostage Negotiator and a forensic specialist. In addition, between 2008 and 2016, I was the treasurer for the Elk Grove Police Officer’s Association. In 2016, I left the Elk Grove Police Department and took on the assignment of a Criminal Investigator for the Department of Human Assistance and the County of Sacramento. I bring to the table a wide variety of experiences and approximately 8 years of belonging to a Police Union; while handling the duties of a treasurer. I am here to handle the financial responsibilities for SCALE and to stand up for the membership I represent.
Crime Lab Representative
BIO: Jonathan Charron is currently employed as a criminalist at the Sacramento District Attorney’s Laboratory of Forensic Services. He was initially assigned to the Chemistry unit of the laboratory prior to moving over to the Firearm and Toolmark section of the Laboratory where he is still currently assigned. During his career at the laboratory, Jonathan attended and graduated from the year-long National Firearms Examiner Academy in Maryland which is offered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. He is also currently instructing a firearms related course for the California Department of Justice through the California Criminalistics Institute. Along with teaching at CCI, he also teaches a portion of the POST ICI Homicide Investigation Course for detectives offered by the Northern California Regional Public Safety Training Authority. He is an active member of the California Association of Criminalists where he serves on the board as the Editorial Secretary and is also an active member of the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners. He has served on the SCALE board as the crime lab representative and board Secretary for nearly 4 years.
Coroner's Office Representative
BIO: Becky Williams has been a Deputy Coroner with the Sacramento County Coroner's Office since May of 2020. Prior to that she worked as a paramedic in Southern California. In her free time she enjoys reading, scuba diving, travelling, and attending live theater.
Department of Child Support Supervisor
Supervisors Unit Representative
BIO: My name is Heather Jeter. I am currently the SCALE Representative for Supervising Sacramento County Law Enforcement Support (Non-Safety) members. I have been a Child Support Officer/supervising child Support Officer for Sacramento County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) since November 2008 and an employee with Sacramento County since May 2007. I became the Scale Rep for Child Support Officers in December 2009, served as the vice president of SCALE and have represented the Supervisory unit for two separate stints. I have pursued and maintained these positions because I believe that employees should be treated fairly and with respect. It is my mission to help to ensure that our membership is compensated fairly for all of the hard work they do for the families of Sacramento County and the terms of the MOU are adhered to and fairly applied.
District Attorney Representative
Public Defender's Office Representative
Park Ranger's Representative
Child Support Officer
Bio: Keion Bryant is a Child Support Officer with the Sacramento County Department of Child Support Services. Keion began employment with Sacramento County in 2019 and Keion joined the Scale Board of Representatives in 2021. Keion has worked with public service agencies such as The City of Long Beach, Los Angeles Unified School District and California State University Dominguez Hills. Keion has an Associates Degree in Information Technology from Heald Business College. He earned his Bachelors of Arts from California State University Dominguez Hills in Digital Media Arts and received a Minor in Communications. Keion is currently pursuing his Real Estate Agent Sales License and a Part 107 Drone Pilot License. Keion enjoys spending his free time with his wife and their children.
SCALE Legal Counsel
To best meet the needs of our varied membership units, SCALE has retained dual legal counsel, as follows:
Goyette & Associates
Goyette & Associates is the law firm that represents our Unit 002 (Supervisor Unit) and 004 (Law Enforcement Support Unit) membership.
From the Goyette & Associates website: "Paul Goyette is the founder and managing partner of the law firm of Goyette & Associates, Inc. Paul is also an entrepreneur, trial lawyer, business builder and visionary. He began his legal career in 1998 representing public safety employees while working for the law firm of Silver, Hadden & Silver in Los Angeles."
"Goyette & Associates represents over 125 institutional clients throughout California including public sector employee organizations as well as small and medium-sized businesses. They also have thriving departments in class action and complex litigation, business litigation, criminal defense litigation, estate planning, plaintiff's personal injury, writs and appeals, and labor and employment matters."
Goyette & Associates, Inc.
2366 Gold Meadow Way
Gold River, CA 95670
Labor Rep: Kim Gillingham -- Kim@goyette-assoc.com
Attorney: Dan Thompson -- Dan@goyette-assoc.com
Mastagni Holstedt, A Professional Corporation
Mastagni Holstedt, A Professional Corporation is the law firm that represents our Unit 031 (Peace Officer Unit) membership.
From the Mastagni Holstedt website: "For decades, the California law firm of Mastagni Holstedt, A Professional Corporation, has served clients throughout California in a wide range of civil law matters. Our attorneys have earned a reputation for professionalism, sharp legal acumen and the dedicated pursuit of justice. Our clients come from all walks of life but share a common need to have their rights protected at a crucial juncture in their lives. We are honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of being their legal advocates, and we fight vigorously to secure the most favorable outcomes possible."
Mastagni Holstedt, A Professional Corporation
1912 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Labor Rep: Michael Pugh -- Mpugh@mastagni.com
Attorney: Joe Hoffmann -- Jhoffmann@mastagni.com