Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date April 13, 2004
Contact Officer Felix Medina Jr.
Phone (909) 826-5939
Fax (909) 826-2593


Public Safety Dispatchers to be Honored


Riverside, Ca- On Thursday, April 15, 2004, at 7pm, the California Public Safety Radio Association will be holding its 16th Annual Telecommunicator Awards Banquet at the Radisson Resort, Knott’s Berry Farm located at 7675 Crescent Ave. in Buena Park, California. Three Riverside Police Public Safety Dispatchers will be recognized for their accomplishments.

Communications Supervisor John Wright will be honored as Supervisor of the Year. John began his employment with the City of Riverside Fire Department in 1972 after serving as a Radioman 2nd Class in the US Navy. John was employed as a Fire Dispatcher until 1982 when he was hired as a Firefighter with the City of Riverside. In January 1985, John was promoted to Communications Supervisor within the newly established Public Safety Communications Center. He routinely splits his daily duties between supervising the operations in the Dispatch Center, solving equipment issues and maintaining the communications infrastructure. John has been married for 31 years and has two children, both currently in college.

Public Safety Dispatcher Sherry McMillan will receive Honorable Mention for Dispatcher of the Year. Sherry has been a Public Safety Dispatcher for 16 years. She has been with the Riverside Police Department since 1991. She received two (2) Commander’s Commendations this past year and was selected as June 2003's Public Safety Employee of the Month for the City of Riverside. She has been married for 12 years and has two children.

Communications Supervisor Kim Moyer will receive Honorable Mention for Supervisor of the Year. Kim has been a Public Safety Dispatcher for approximately 27 years. The past 17 years have been with the Riverside Police Department. In January 1992, she was promoted to Public Safety Communications Supervisor. She has worked all shifts as a shift supervisor and is currently in charge of all training needs for the Public Safety Communications Bureau. Kim has been married for 25 years and has two children.