Ryan J. Dedmon

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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 dispatchers 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.
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”. […]

11 08, 2015

Behind the Badge OC Spotlights Operation 10-8 Founder, Ryan Dedmon, in Feature Article

By |August 11th, 2015|Law Enforcement Training, Opinion, Public Education|0 Comments

Operation 10-8 was spotlighted in a feature article published on Behind the Badge OC. […]

24 07, 2015

Calls from 9-1-1: 4-0-0-0

By |July 24th, 2015|Calls from 9-1-1, Opinion|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. […]

10 07, 2015

Calls from 9-1-1: “My homie just stabbed me so I shot him”

By |July 10th, 2015|Opinion|1 Comment

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. […]

23 06, 2015

Common Misconceptions about 911 Emergency Dispatchers

By |June 23rd, 2015|Opinion, Public Education|45 Comments

9-1-1… the phone number dialed in North America for emergency police, fire, or medical services.  Everyone knows the phone number, but not everyone knows what happens when you call it.  Even less is known about the people who answer those calls: emergency dispatchers. […]

11 05, 2015

Emergency Dispatch Conference Draws Hundreds of 911 Professionals

By |May 11th, 2015|Law Enforcement Training, Public Education|0 Comments

A record-setting number of 911 professionals attended the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch annual Navigator Conference. […]

14 04, 2015

For Those Who Wear the Headset: The Thin Gold Line

By |April 14th, 2015|Opinion, Public Education, Public Recognition and Honors|7 Comments

To the unsung heroes in dispatch communications who answer emergency phone calls… we call you, “The Thin Gold Line”. […]

27 03, 2015

Ode’ to CMP1

By |March 27th, 2015|Opinion|0 Comments

All dispatchers have a favorite work station in their communications center.  Here is a special tribute to the station I once called mine for so many years. […]