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Sheriff's Technical Communications Specialist Ann Dyer - 2015 Dispatcher of the Year
4/9/2015 3:19:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

911 Dispatcher to Receive Award

Report Number:



Ventura County Sheriff's Office Communications Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, California

Date & Time:

April 18, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Communications Center




Ventura County Sheriff's Technical Communications Specialist Ann Dyer has been selected as the 2015 Dispatcher of the Year Award.  She will be honored at the annual Dispatcher Awards Banquet at California State University, Channel Islands on April 18, 2015.  Ann was selected by her peers and supervisors to receive this award, which is presented to the outstanding dispatcher for their exemplary work and contributions to public safety and the residents of Ventura County.

Ann has been a dispatcher with the Sheriff's Office since December, 2001.  During her time with the Sheriff's Office, Ann has become an accomplished dispatcher and has established herself as a consummate team player. In addition to her challenging primary assignment she is also a trainer for newly hired dispatchers.

Sheriff dispatchers answer, assess, and refer 9-1-1 calls, and business calls that come into the Sheriff's Office. They are responsible for dispatching and coordinating patrol response to calls for service and at times, responsible for up to 70 patrol deputies in the field.  Dispatchers are among the first responders to emergency incidents and are expected to remain calm, professional, and proficient at all times. Peers have noted that Ann is just that; calm, professional, and proficient. She is an exceptional team player and assists in bringing substantial patrol incidents to a successful conclusion.

Congratulations to Ann Dyer for being selected as the 2015 Dispatcher of the Year.


Prepared by:

Erin Brockus, Assistant Communications Manager


Media Release Date:

April 9, 2015



Follow-Up Contact:

Erin Brockus, Assistant Communications Manager,



Approved by:

Captain Luis Obregon, Communications Manager



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).