Standards Call to Action

As a leading public safety communications standards development organization, APCO establishes standards that are crafted by subject matter experts like yourself. The standards development process that APCO adheres to is a consensus-based, open and equitable balanced process. It is an excellent networking experience and a unique opportunity to enhance your professional development. 

Standards:

Read below to see how you can be part of the team that makes this happen. 


APCO Calls for Writing Group Members

APCO International is seeking writing group members to participate in the creation of ANSI standards in the following areas:

  • Wireless 9-1-1 Deployment & Management Effective Practices Open or Close
    APCO International is seeking writing group members to participate in the revision of the APCO ANS standard for Wireless 9-1-1 Deployment & Management Effective Practices.

    The revision will ensure that the standard continues to provide PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) managers with a better understanding of the wireless 9-1-1 technology application and the ability to better manage wireless calls as well as first responder expectations.

    APCO is looking for a well-balanced group that will include contributions from technical and operational subject matter experts. The time and day that the writing group will meet are yet to be established.  It is anticipated that the writing group will meet via conference calls bi-weekly for the duration of this project.  Calls typically last no more than one-hour per session.

    All interested persons should complete the online application and indicate their preference for this writing group at Wireless 9-1-1 Deployment & Management Effective Practices.

    Application deadline is February 28, 2018.  Selections will be made within two weeks of the deadline and all applicants will be notified of their status.

If you have any questions about writing groups, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Standards Program Manager at (920) 579-1153.


Standards Review and Comment

As an ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer and in an effort to maintain an open process, APCO is required to publish draft candidate standards for public review and comment. Any person (organization, company, government agency, individual, etc.) with a direct and material interest has a right to participate by:

  1. expressing a position and its basis
  2. having that position considered, and
  3. having the right to appeal.

Standards Currently Open for Review and Comment

Candidate ANS APCO 1.111.2-201x Public Safety Communications Disposition Codes for Data Exchange 
APCO is reaffirming and seeking comments on a Candidate American National Standard (ANS) that enables disparate PSAPs and other authorized agencies to share incident disposition information.  Candidate ANS APCO 1.111.2-201X Public Safety Communications Disposition Codes for Data Exchange is open for public review and comment.

The public may review and comment on this candidate standard from December 29, 2017, through February 20, 2018. Reviewers may use the following link to access the document for review and comment: PSC Common Disposition Codes for Data Exchange

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Questions and Suggestions

If you have any questions, suggestions, or need for specific standards, please submit them for APCO's review to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Standards Program Manager at (920) 579-1153.