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2016 Public Safety Dispatcher of the Year - Jeremy Kieffer
4/8/2016 12:35:00 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 17, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Communications Center






Ventura County Sheriff's Technical Communications Specialist Jeremy Kieffer has been selected as the 2016 Public Safety Dispatcher of the Year.  He will be honored at the annual Dispatcher Awards Banquet at California State University, Channel Islands on April 17, 2016.  Jeremy was selected by his 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.

Jeremy has been a dispatcher with the Sheriff's Office since January, 2008.  During his time with the Sheriff's Office, Jeremy has become an accomplished dispatcher and has established himself as a consummate team player. In addition to his challenging primary assignment, Jeremy trains newly hired dispatchers and is a key member on one of the communications center's technical teams.

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. Jeremy's peers can attest that he executes all of the above attributes while answering 9-1-1 and business calls or dispatching deputies on the radio. He is an extremely reliable employee with a powerful work ethic.

Congratulations to Jeremy Kieffer for being selected as the Ventura County Sheriff's Office's 2016 Dispatcher of the Year.



Prepared by:

Erin Brockus, Assistant Communications Manager


Media Release Date:

April 8, 2016



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).