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Emerging Technology Forum – All Virtual and Worth 12 CDEs

Today more than ever, it is essential for those on the front lines of public safety to stay on top of the latest developments in regulations, technology and equipment. The Tech Forum presents information and discussion about how current and emerging technologies can help meet today’s – and tomorrow’s – challenges.

November 2-4, 2021 | Virtual

TAKE ACTION: Congress Must Fully Fund Next Generation 9-1-1

Major legislation to fund the transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 has been introduced in Congress. However, we need to urge the U.S. Senate to provide the full funding public safety needs to ensure nationwide coverage, interoperability, and cybersecurity. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer can increase the funding to $15 billion, and we need your help to convince him.

Use APCO’s advocacy portal to contact Senator Schumer’s office and to send letters seeking additional support.

APCO Releases 6th Edition of CTO Course

APCO International has recently launched an update to the APCO Communications Training Officer (CTO) course. This course provides comprehensive training to experienced telecommunicators on the roles and responsibilities of CTOs in running an agency’s training program. Previous editions of the CTO program have been implemented in hundreds of agencies nationwide. Two versions of the updated course are available: CTO 6th Edition and CTO 6th Edition Instructor. Delivery begins in January 2022, and both are now open for registration.

Those certified in the CTO 5th Edition may register for the CTO 6th Edition Update course for a limited time at no cost to meet recertification requirements.

APCO Webinars – Free for Members

Most live webinars have a Q&A period and are worth 1 CDE.  Upcoming topics include:

Having an APCO membership has provided our staff with key membership benefits, including the excellent networking opportunities, such as attending APCO conferences and access to PSConnect, and offering direct access to high-quality training and career advancement opportunities provided through the APCO Institute.

Grayson Gusa, RPL
Training Supervisor, Davie County 911 Communications | APCO Member since 2003

Keeping You Up to Date

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

Press Release

APCO Seeks Working Group Members to Create a Non-9-1-1 Call Processing and Dispatch Standard

APCO International has filed a Project Initiation with ANSI and issued a call for participation for work group members to participate in the creation of an ANSI standard titled Non-9-1-1 Call Processing and Dispatch.

October 8, 2021

Press Release

APCO Seeks Comments on Candidate Standard for Public Safety Telecommunicators When Responding to Calls of Missing, Abducted and/or Sexually Exploited Children

APCO International is seeking comments for the candidate American National Standard (ANS) for Public Safety Telecommunicators When Responding to Calls of Missing, Abducted and/or Sexually Exploited Children.

October 8, 2021


House Committee Passes Major Next Generation 9-1-1 Funding Legislation

On September 15, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed legislation that includes a $10 billion grant program for deployment of Next Generation 9-1-1. This landmark legislation promotes many key principles championed by APCO and its partners in the Public Safety Next Generation 9-1-1 Coalition.

September 15, 2021

Press Release

APCO International Awarded Grant From Motorola Solutions Foundation

PCO International received a grant award in the amount of $50,000 from Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions. The generous grant is being administered through APCO’s Commercial Advisory Council (CAC) Scholarship Program, which makes scholarship funds available to public safety communications professionals to participate in APCO Institute training.

September 9, 2021

Thank You to Our Partners

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