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Technology Leadership Award

Recognizing communications centers that use technological advancements to benefit their center, employees and customers.

Today's emergency communications centers face a myriad of technology offerings and challenges. A properly implemented technology project has a direct correlation to operational policies and procedures by changing the way the job gets done. It should make the operation more efficient, which will directly benefit the center employees and the public served. This award is designed to recognize centers in (2) categories for their use of technological advancements and the demonstrated benefit received to their employees and the citizens they serve.

Examples of projects include but are not limited to Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), radio, 9-1-1, public safety IT, broadband, electronic crime reporting, mapping, GPS to name a few.

Nomination Procedures

Nominations may be made by public safety communications employees and the vendor community with the nominee being the center that implemented the technology project.

One center will be recognized as winner in each category:

Each winning center will receive a complimentary "day-pass" registration for a representative to the Annual Conference for the day of the award ceremony. The winning centers will also be recognized at the annual conference, in Public Safety Communications (the official magazine of APCO International) and on the Web site.

Prior-year nominees may be re-nominated and will be recognized as multi-year award winners if fully-eligible.

Read answers to Frequently Asked Questions about APCO's Technology Leadership Award.