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About Ryan J. Dedmon

Ryan J. Dedmon, M.A., is the Founder of Operation 10-8. Ryan currently serves as the Outreach Director and Presenter for the 911 Training Institute, as well as an Adjunct Instructor at the Regional Criminal Justice Training Center at Golden West College in Southern California. He worked various assignments in local law enforcement in Southern California for nearly 12 years, a majority of which were spent in a police dispatch communications center answering 9-1-1 calls. In 2012, the Southern California chapter of APCO International awarded him “Telecommunicator of the Year”, the highest honor for public-safety telecommunicators in Southern California. Ryan is a California Peace Officer Standards & Training certified instructor, has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice, and a Masters of Arts Degree in Forensic Psychology. He blends his education and experience behind the console to help dispatchers and police officers battle acute stress, post-traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue.
8 02, 2017

Rainy Days

By |February 8th, 2017|Opinion, Wellness|0 Comments

It’s raining in Southern California.  Again.  […]

16 11, 2016

Calls from 9-1-1: The Freeway Complex Fire

By |November 16th, 2016|Calls from 9-1-1|0 Comments

Ever wonder what it’s like answering 9-1-1 Emergency calls?  These are real stories from actual 9-1-1 calls providing an inside-look at the world of emergency communications: the good, the bad, the funny, and the sad; and how it all affects the dispatchers who answer those calls 24/7/365. […]

18 07, 2016

Former Cop Turned Realtor, Helps 1st-Responders Buy Homes

By |July 18th, 2016|Public Recognition and Honors|0 Comments

Jeff Parkerson has spent his entire adult life in service to others, first as a Marine, then a police officer, and now as a realtor helping first-responders buy or sell homes. […]

5 07, 2016

Calls from 9-1-1: The Bank Job

By |July 5th, 2016|Calls from 9-1-1|2 Comments

Ever wonder what it’s like answering 9-1-1 Emergency calls?  These are real stories from actual 9-1-1 calls providing an inside-look at the world of emergency communications: the good, the bad, the funny, and the sad; and how it all affects the dispatchers who answer those calls 24/7/365. […]

11 06, 2016

Texas Cop Brings Whole New Meaning to “Superhero”

By |June 11th, 2016|Public Recognition and Honors|0 Comments

Photo courtesy of Heroes & Cops Against Childhood Cancer. Damon Cole is a full-time police officer with the Fort Worth Police Department (TX), but he is no ordinary cop.  He is a superhero.   […]

19 05, 2016

A Review of NBC’s Hit Drama “Shades of Blue”

By |May 19th, 2016|Opinion|0 Comments

A rhetoric of police brutality and corruption outweigh powerful performances by Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta in NBC’s Hit Drama “Shades of Blue”. […]

15 04, 2016

What I Loved Most About Being a 911 Dispatcher

By |April 15th, 2016|Opinion, Public Education|6 Comments

I was often asked what I loved most about working as a 911 dispatcher.  Well, the answer may surprise you… […]

21 03, 2016

Law Enforcement Runs 2016 Baker to Vegas Relay

By |March 21st, 2016|Opinion, Public Recognition and Honors|0 Comments

Law enforcement agencies from all around the world gathered in the California desert last weekend for the 2016 Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay. […]

11 02, 2016

Yoga 101 for 911 Dispatchers

By |February 11th, 2016|Law Enforcement Training, Mental Health, Wellness|0 Comments

Meditate on this: yoga can help emergency dispatchers deal with stress. […]

6 01, 2016

Stress in Public-Safety: Is the glass half-full or half-empty?

By |January 6th, 2016|Law Enforcement Training, Mental Health|0 Comments

When you see the picture of the glass in its captured state, the age-old question first comes to mind: “Is the glass half-full or half-empty?” […]