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APCO Scholarship Program Is Open

Is there a course you have wanted to take but lack funds? Submit your application for APCO’s Scholarship Program. Awards can be used to participate in APCO Institute training, including the Registered Public-Safety Leader (RPL) and Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) programs. Applications are due February 15 for CPE scholarships, March 1 for RPL scholarships and April 1 for all other general scholarships.

APCO ECC Award Nominations Are Open

APCO International presents awards to public safety communications personnel who have demonstrated the highest levels of personal and professional conduct and performance in the line of duty. ECC Award nominations are open for seven categories as well as for the Technology Leadership Awards.

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PSC Magazine

The January/February 2023 issue of PSC magazine is now available online.

APCO’s bi-monthly magazine is the authoritative source of information on public safety communications worldwide. Articles include:

  • Chatbot 9-1-1
  • What You Should Know About NG9-1-1
  • Making Consortiums Work

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.

Silent Key: Jennifer Garner
Southwest (Texas) Regional Communications Center Deputy Director Jennifer Garner, 46, of Waxahachie died Tuesday. Garner had served as Texas APCO secretary. She suffered from cancer. According to SWCC, Garner began her career in public safety communications in 2008 with the College Station Police Department. She took on her post as SWCC deputy director in 2017. SWCC reported that Garner helped plan the Texas Public Safety Conference. Garner advocated on behalf of the industry and favored introducing civilian norms into communications centers. Service details are pending.
January 19, 2023

University of Nebraska Police Receives APCO Agency Training Program Certification

Alexandria, VA – University of Nebraska Police has received Agency Training Program Certification, a Project 33® Initiative, from the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International. Public safety agencies use the APCO International Agency Training Program Certification as a formal mechanism to ensure their training programs meet APCO American National Standards (ANS). Initial and continuing training for public safety telecommunicators is important as they provide essential services to the public in an expanding and rapidly changing environment. “Training is paramount to the success of emergency communications center operations,” said APCO International President Angela Batey. “Aligning public safety telecommunicator training to…

January 19, 2023

East Central Emergency Network Receives APCO Agency Training Program Certification

Alexandria, VA – East Central Emergency Network (ECEN) has received Agency Training Program Certification, a Project 33® Initiative, from the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International. Public safety agencies use the APCO International Agency Training Program Certification as a formal mechanism to ensure their training programs meet APCO American National Standards (ANS). Initial and continuing training for public safety telecommunicators is important as they provide essential services to the public in an expanding and rapidly changing environment. “Training is paramount to the success of emergency communications center operations,” said APCO International President Angela Batey. “Aligning public safety telecommunicator training…

January 19, 2023

Denver 911 Communications Center Receives APCO Agency Training Program Certification

Alexandria, VA – Denver 911 Communications Center has received Agency Training Program Certification, a Project 33® Initiative, from the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International. Public safety agencies use the APCO International Agency Training Program Certification as a formal mechanism to ensure their training programs meet APCO American National Standards (ANS). Initial and continuing training for public safety telecommunicators is important as they provide essential services to the public in an expanding and rapidly changing environment. “Training is paramount to the success of emergency communications center operations,” said APCO International President Angela Batey. “Aligning public safety telecommunicator training to…

January 19, 2023

APCO International Executive Director/CEO Announces Departure

Derek K. Poarch, Executive Director and CEO of the Association of Public-Safety Officials (APCO) International, announced to the Board of Directors of APCO today during their quarterly meeting in Daytona Beach, Florida, his intent to depart from the association effective close of business August 9, 2024.

January 14, 2023

Chatbot 9-1-1

Cities and counties across the United States are reporting staffing shortages within their public safety departments and are looking for solutions. One technology being considered is chatbots — or bots — for non-emergency calls and for assistance during significant events.

January 12, 2023

Thank You to Our Partners

Corporate Partner Spotlight

Launched in 1996, OnStar is a wholly owned subsidiary of GM Holdings LLC (“GM”) and offers emergency, security and navigation services in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models. OnStar offers a range of safety and security services such as Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services and Stolen Vehicle Assistance.


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