Ventura County Sheriff’s Technical Communications Specialist Rashad Rahman has been selected as the 2019 Public Safety Dispatcher of the Year. Rashad 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.
Rashad has been a dispatcher with the Sheriff’s Office since August, 2016 with previous dispatch experience at a neighboring agency and an extensive background in emergency medical services. During his time with the Sheriff’s Office, Rashad has become an accomplished dispatcher and has established himself as a consummate team player. In addition to his challenging primary assignment he trains newly hired dispatchers and is a key member on the communications center’s Tactical Dispatcher Team.
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. Rashad’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 Rashad Rahman for being selected as the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office’s 2019 Dispatcher of the Year.