• Ryan

Our Adult Ed staff member of the month winner for April is Ryan Pearson.

Ryan has been at WCSCC for 10 years and started in 2012. He attended Massillon High School and The University of Akron. Ryan was hired at the Dalton Police Department 1999 & promoted to Police Chief in 2003.

When asked about his support system, Ryan says he leans on his wife and kids for encouragement and motivation. He is a past member of Dalton Rotary Club and involved in Dalton High School Booster Club.
Ryan has been vital in planning and developing our law enforcement training academy and has helped to make it into a sustained program 10 years later.
He was nominated by Sandy Elliott who said,
“The Law Enforcement Academy is highly regulated through the Attorney Generals office of Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. Ryan works diligently to recruit high quality instructors that meet the needs of the academy. Ryan serves as the academy commander where he plans the training schedule, works as a liaison between OPOTA and WCSCC to keep the program in full compliance with both entities, and teaches several sections of the curriculum. From instructor input, Ryan is highly regarded by law enforcement professionals in our community and across North East Ohio, which helps to attract law enforcement professionals with the needed OPOTA certifications. Ryan has served in this role since the inception of the WCSCC Law Enforcement Academy. Our student success rate of both passage of the Peace Officer exam and placement has exceeded minimum requirements every year the program has operated. Outside of Ryan's critical role as Academy Commander he also has the very critical role of serving as the Dalton Chief of Police and even more important than that role is his role of husband and father to his two children. We are pleased to have Ryan as a part of our Adult Education Team.”
Congrats Ryan and thank you for all of the hard work you do here at WCSCC!