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The Latest APCO News
Recent APCO press releases and public announcements.
APCO International Announces 2023 Award Winners
APCO Statement on FCC Nominations
President Biden announced the nomination of Anna Gomez to serve as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the renominations of current Commissioners Carr and Starks.
First Staffing Crisis Event Examines Proven Approaches to Staffing, Retention and Culture
On May 17-18 more than 250 attendees from public safety communications gathered for the first-ever 9-1-1 Staffing Crisis Summit in Herndon, VA. Sessions varied in topic from an overview of the staffing situation in the U.S. to more specific recruitment and retention strategies from ECCs across the country.
Silent Key: Mary Katherine Messamore
APCO Life Member Mary Katherine Messamore of Marion, Kansas, passed away May 10 at the age of 75. She worked for improvements to the state and national association as well as the public safety communications industry until her retirement in 2011.
Young Professional Spotlight: Jennifer Savely, Kenai Police Department
Jennifer Savely is a dispatcher for the Kenai Police Department in Alaska. Jennifer has always been interested in dispatch, and when the opportunity presented itself, the Alaskan native didn’t hesitate to apply. Jennifer’s interest in public safety was cultivated at a young age. “Growing up in my household, it was not uncommon for us to have a police scanner on. Just as background noise, and I always found it intriguing. I loved the excitement and wanted to be the voice behind the radio.” Acting on that interest, Jennifer joined the Kenai Police Department. “I had no previous experience, so I…