Lansing Fire Department division chief suspended during investigation

Jwan Randle suspected of abusing city credit card, car and cell phone


Lansing Fire Department Division Chief Jwan Randle has been suspended while he is being investigated for credit card fraud and using a city vehicle and cell phone for personal business, two sources told City Pulse.

City spokesperson Scott Bean confirmed Randle was put on administrative leave with pay but declined further comment because it was a personnel matter. His salary was not immediately available.

A source said Randle’s alleged credit-card abuse dates back at least five years. The source also said Randle is involved in a dog kennel business.

Randle has headed the logistics division since 2016. He is a nearly 24-year veteran, according to his LinkedIn page.

According to the city’s website, Chief Jwan Randle graduated from J.W. Sexton High School, with a basketball scholarship to attend Lansing Community College. At 19, he was recruited to be a firefighter. In 2006, he was appointed  lieutenant with the Logistics Division, formerly known as the Maintenance & Alarm Division. In March 2016, he was promoted to chief of Logistics Division.

As the chief, Randle oversees the purchasing, repairs, and testing of equipment needed to comply with local and state guidelines, the website said. He holds certifications as a CPR instructor, firefighter instructor and fire inspector and also serves as a vocational instructor for the Lansing School District.


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