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Meet Ryan

Ryan M. Dunlap, M.S.

Founder | Chief Conflict Officer

With more than 20 years of combined law enforcement, ministry, and executive leadership experience, Ryan Dunlap is a highly sought-after expert in complex conflict and crisis.


He is a decorated law enforcement veteran with 14 years of experience in various roles including the prestigious Special Victims Unit as a sex crimes detective and member of the Child Abduction Response Team. In addition, he is a former SWAT hostage negotiator and crisis intervention officer.


Following a decorated law enforcement career, he went on to serve as the Pastor of Life Safety and Executive Director of Operations at Victory Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Following six years of ministry, he transitioned to become the Executive Director of a faith-based anti-human trafficking organization in Tennessee.


Ryan has served as an expert advisor to state governments, including an appointment to the Georgia Sexual Assault Response Team State Expert Committee and the Tennessee Human Trafficking Advisory Council. 

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Areas of Expertise

  • Conflict Management

  • Strategic Communication

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Interviews & Interrogations

  • Sexual Assault / Misconduct

  • Mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Harassment

  • Negotiations

  • Master of Science, Communication and Leadership

  • Graduate Certificate, Strategic Communication Management

  • Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice

  • Trained Neutral in Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Certified Enneagram Coach

  • 3,600+ Hours of Specialized Law Enforcement Training:

    • FBI Interviews & Interrogations​

    • Hostage Negotiations

    • Advanced Investigative Techniques, Sexual Assault

    • Critical Incident Stress Management Facilitator

    • ICISF Individual and Group Crisis Intervention

    • NAMI Crisis Intervention

    • Threat Assessments

    • Certified Law Enforcement Instructor

    • Certified Field Training Officer

Education & Training

Volunteer Experience

  • Member: GA Sexual Assault Response Team, State Expert Committee

  • Member: TN Human Trafficking Advisory Council

  • Board of Directors: WTCI PBS Chattanooga

  • Board Member at Large: Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, East Brainerd Council

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