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APCO membership gives you the best opportunities for professional development and networking, plus news and resources at your fingertips.

APCO public safety practitioner membership is available to public safety professionals who staff, manage, design, construct, install, command or operate an emergency communications center (ECC) and/or supporting information system.

Individual public sector employees may join as Full or Associate Members. And agencies can choose our Agency Membership that offers benefits to ALL of their communications employees, not just a select few.

Individual Public Safety Practitioner Membership

Full Member | $96 / $125*

For individuals who are employed by or retired from a government entity or a contractor of a government entity and are responsible for the management, design, construction, installation, command and operation of public safety communications systems and supporting information systems. Includes voting privileges.
*For residents of California, Louisiana or Oregon

Associate Member | $72

Individuals who perform non-administrative and/or non-supervisory functions within their agency. Associate members do not have voting privileges.

 

Agency Membership

APCO’s Agency Membership allows agencies to offer benefits to ALL of their communications employees, not just a select few.

There are four levels of agency membership based on the number of public safety communications professionals employed in your agency.

Member­ship Levels
(number of staff)
Cost
Tier 1 / Tier 2*
# Full Memberships Included
Remaining communications personnel receive online member benefits
Level 1 (up to 10) $345 / $431* 3 Full Memberships **
Level 2 (11 to 25) $893 / $1,126* 8 Full Memberships **
Level 3 (26 to 50) $1,642 / $2,080* 15 Full Memberships **
Level 4 (51 and above) $2,401/  $3,044* 22 Full Memberships **

*Tier 2 chapters include Northern California, Southern California, Louisiana and Oregon.

**Remaining communications personnel receive online member benefits.

NOTE: One switch per person, per calendar year, is allowed. The transfer can be used to replace an employee who has left the public safety communications field or has left the agency.

Compare Public Safety Practitioner Memberships

Agency or Individual Full

  • Membership
    • Voting privileges
    • Life member eligibility
    • Senior member eligibility
    • Chapter membership
    • Affinity programs
  • Committees & National Office
    • Can hold committee membership
    • Can be a committee chair
    • Has committee voting rights
    • Can hold national office
    • Can hold chapter office
  • Communications
    • Print PSC magazine
    • Online PSC magazine
    • eNews weekly newsletter
    • Membership Minute monthly e-newsletter
    • PSConnect online community
    • Cybersecurity awareness notices
  • Training
    • Discounts on live and online Institute courses
    • Free webinars
    • Scholarship eligibility
  • Services
    • RETAINS Toolkit discount
    • Free RETAINS report
    • Free access to Career Center
    • Discount on radio frequency management services
  • Events
    • Conference discounts
    • Tech Forum special rates
    • Nexus special member rates

Associate Individual

  • Membership
    • No voting privileges
    • Life member eligibility
    • Senior member eligibility
    • Chapter membership
    • Affinity programs
  • Committees & National Office
    • Can hold committee membership
    • Has committee voting rights
  • Communications
    • Online PSC magazine
    • eNews weekly newsletter
    • Membership Minute monthly e-newsletter
    • PSConnect online community
    • Cybersecurity awareness notices
  • Training
    • Discounts on live and online Institute courses
    • Free webinars
    • Scholarship eligibility
  • Services
    • RETAINS Toolkit discount
    • Discounted RETAINS report
    • Free access to Career Center
  • Events
    • Conference discounts
    • Tech Forum special rates
    • Nexus special member rates

Online Agency

  • Membership
    • No voting privileges
    • Life member eligibility ***
    • Senior member eligibility ***
    • Chapter membership
    • Affinity programs
  • Committees & National Office
    • Can hold committee membership
    • Has committee voting rights
  • Communications
    • Online PSC magazine
    • eNews weekly newsletter
    • Membership Minute monthly e-newsletter
    • PSConnect online community
    • Cybersecurity awareness notices
  • Training
    • Discounts on online Institute courses
    • Free webinars
  • Services
  • Events
    • Conference discounts
*** Each year an individual is an online member will count towards the total amount of years required for Life and/or Senior Member status. However, an individual cannot be an online member at the time that they are nominated for Life or Senior Membership.