PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, February 26, 2016
Did you know that APCO now offers two high-level leadership programs? If you’re interested in taking your training to the next level, check out these programs:

APCO’s Registered Public-Safety Leader (RPL) Program is designed for individuals interested in developing a strong foundation of management and supervisory skills necessary for successful PSAP operations. The RPL program focuses on the skills needed to manage people and small teams.

*NEW* The Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program provides participants the opportunity to develop and strengthen the executive leadership skills necessary to successfully lead organizations within the complex and ever-changing environment in which public safety agencies operate.

Learn more.

One of the many benefits of APCO membership is the opportunity to take advantage of the Silent Key and CAC scholarships that provide reimbursement funds for professional development.
Submit an application.

*NEW THIS YEAR* Scholarship Funds for Institute Courses & Programs Now Available at Time of Registration
In a change from previous years, scholarship funds for APCO Institute courses and programs – including the Registered Public-Safety Leader (RPL) and Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) programs – will be available at the time of registration, rather than as reimbursements. However, scholarship recipients who use their awards to attend an APCO event, will still be required to pay all of their costs, and then request reimbursement. For more information.

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APCO International has issued a call for work group members to participate in the creation of an ANSI standard addressing the Conveyance of Emergency Incident Data.
APCO International has filed a Project Initiation with ANSI and has issued a call for work group members to participate in the creation of an ANSI standard addressing public safety grade site hardening requirements.
WTOP The Department of Homeland Security and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center are warning that cyber attacks against law enforcement, fire departments and other emergency services have become commonplace and are likely to increase in frequency.
RCR Wireless News The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) extended the deadline for request for proposal responses and released the first set of answers to the 402 questions on its RFP for a national public safety LTE network.
KDLT News Shawnie Rechtenbaugh of Pierre, S.D., is being honored for her efforts to help establish a new statewide emergency communications network.
Greensburg Daily News A new phone number will be used for some non-emergency calls to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department and Greensburg Police Department, a change expected to result in speedier emergency response times and greater efficiency.
Daily Sun News The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission approved a settlement between the company and commission staff following an investigation into the 9-1-1 outage that severely disrupted emergency services for six hours.
KFVS12 The counties of southern Illinois were presented the "Outstanding 9-1-1 Call Center/Program" award by the Next Generation 9-1-1 Institute for deploying the first advanced 9-1-1 system of its kind.
Emergency Management Emergency dispatch centers can respond to 9-1-1 texts in Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri, and Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.
Grand Forks Herald Officials with Grand Forks County 9-1-1 hope a 50-cent bump in phone fees can help keep the department's technology up to date.
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