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PSC, APCO’s bi-monthly magazine. is the authoritative source of information on public safety communications worldwide. Articles cover the range of communication center operations, regulatory issues, new and existing technology and products, and much more.

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APCO Files a Project Initiation and Seeks Work Group Members to Revise the Standard for Multi-Functional, Multi-Discipline Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Functional Requirements
APCO is seeking working group members to participate in the revision of APCO ANS for Multi-Functional, Multi-Discipline Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Functional Requirements.
November 29, 2021

APCO Seeks Comments on Candidate American National Standard for Core Competencies and Minimum Training Standards for Public Safety Communications Manager/Director

APCO International is seeking comments for the candidate American National Standard (ANS) for Core Competencies and Minimum Training Standards for Public Safety Communications Manager/Director.

November 5, 2021

Keys to Handling a Mass Shooting as a Public Safety Telecommunicator

During a mass shooting, the ECC will be overwhelmed with calls. There will be calls from persons involved in the incident, friends and family of those affected, and potentially the shooter. The telecommunicator must process calls quickly to obtain as much information as possible.

November 4, 2021

APCO Seeks Comments on Candidate American National Standard for Core Competencies and Minimum Training Requirement for Public Safety Communications Technicians

The revision of this standard includes updates providing technicians in the emergency communication center (ECC) environment the guidance needed to enhance their skills, seek employment opportunities and grow professionally within the industry.  

October 29, 2021

Silent Key: Mark David Pallans

Mark David Pallans, 78, a life member and senior member of APCO, died October 18. He lived in North Las Vegas, Nevada, and was born in Astoria, New York. At the time of his death, Pallans was an active member of APCO’s spectrum committees, the Editorial Committee and the Professional Development Events Committee.

October 29, 2021

APCO Congratulates Nominees and FCC Chair

Today, President Biden announced the designation of Jessica Rosenworcel to serve as Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission and nominated her to serve another term at the FCC.

October 26, 2021

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