Michael “Randall” Harper graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Mississippi in 2005. After college, Randall worked for the Sergeant at Arms Office in Washington D.C. In 2009, Randall began his career in law enforcement with the Pascagoula Police Department. Randall worked in the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division and was a member of the SWAT team. Randall was later assigned to the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. During this time, he transferred to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department where he was promoted to Sergeant and continued with the FBI until January 2021.