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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 for the 911 Training Institute, an Instructor for Kim Turner LLC, 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 Bachelors Degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice, and a Masters 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.

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?” […]

23 12, 2015

Why it’s so Difficult Working the Holidays in Public-Safety

By |December 23rd, 2015|Public Education, Public Recognition and Honors|0 Comments

Public-safety is no easy job to begin with, but the holidays always seem to make it tougher. […]

16 11, 2015

Calls from 9-1-1: Snails!

By |November 16th, 2015|Calls from 9-1-1, Opinion, Public Education|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. […]

15 10, 2015

For Those Who Work Corrections: The Thin Silver Line

By |October 15th, 2015|Opinion, Public Education, Public Recognition and Honors|1 Comment

To the unsung heroes who work corrections in our nation’s jails and prisons… we call you, “The Thin Silver Line”. […]

2 10, 2015

Virtual Research Conference Raises Wellness Awareness for 911 Dispatchers

By |October 2nd, 2015|Law Enforcement Training, Opinion, Public Education|0 Comments

Behavioral science researchers, and mental health professionals came together for a virtual conference on stress, resiliency, health, and wellness for emergency dispatchers. […]

22 08, 2015

For Those Who Work Graveyard Shift: Guardians of the Night

By |August 22nd, 2015|Opinion, Public Education|3 Comments

To the unsung heroes who work the graveyard shift in public-safety… we call you, “Guardians of the Night”. […]