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July/August 2024 PSC Magazine

The latest edition of PSC magazine is out. Key articles include:

      • Experience APCO 2024 in Orlando
      • Leveling Up
      • Putting the Love in Leadership

    PSC magazine, in either print or digital form, is a benefit of APCO membership.

Reclassification Update: OMB Requests Input for SOC Revision – Webinar

Wednesday, July 17 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Free
On June 12 the OMB announced the beginning of a multi-year process to revise the Standard Occupational Classification. Through this process, OMB will consider whether to change the classification of public safety telecommunicators from the administrative/clerical category to the category for Protective Service Occupations. Register for this free webinar on July 17 to learn about APCO’s strategy for providing input to OMB, how this effort relates to the 9-1-1 SAVES Act and what you can do to help ensure that OMB finally corrects this outdated classification.

Voting Is Open

Full APCO members can vote for officers from now until Tuesday, August 6, 2024, at 2:15 p.m. Eastern Time. Results will be announced at APCO 2024 during the second general business session, Tuesday, August 6, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Kickstart Your CDEs: Register for APCO 2024 and a Pre-conference Course

Registration is open! Join us in Orlando from August 4-7 for four days of educational sessions, committee meetings and special events, paired with two full days of exhibits.

Come one day early and get eight more CDEs!

I think the best part was just being around a huge group of folks in 9-1-1 that weren’t working. I have never had a chance to just sit and talk shop without being in my dispatch center.

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Keeping You Up to Date

APCO is your source for public safety communications news that affects you, your job and your community.

APCO and NENA Express Disappointment in Committee Passage of Modified 9-1-1 SAVES Act

On July 10, the House Education and Workforce Committee passed an amended version of the 9-1-1 SAVES Act (H.R. 6319) which changes the legislation from directing the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to reclassify public safety telecommunicators to only consider changing the classification.

July 12, 2024

APCO International Unveils Career Instructor Program

APCO International is pleased to announce the launch of the Career Instructor Program (CIP), an innovative initiative designed to address the critical staffing shortages in emergency communication centers (ECCs) nationwide.

June 20, 2024

NTNs Revolutionize Public Safety Communications, Ensuring Reliability Amid Natural Disasters and Harsh Environments

NTNs deliver reliable and continuous communication to first responders, even in challenging environments and hazardous natural phenomena that hinder terrestrial networks.

June 5, 2024

Supporting Headset Heroes: APCO International Awards Members Professional Development Scholarships

APCO International is pleased to announce that 82 APCO members were selected as recipients of the APCO’s Silent Key and Commercial Partner Scholarship Program.

June 1, 2024

Thank You to Our Partners

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