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Friday, April 22, 2016
Hop on the metro, grab a train or drive in for APCO's Public Safety Broadband Summit being held May 16-17 in Washington, DC. This annual event provides a forum for technology experts, policy leaders, industry partners, wireless service providers and public safety professionals to discuss timely issues affecting the deployment of the FirstNet nationwide public safety broadband network. View the program.

Come for the summit, stay for the dinner! Every year APCO International hosts the Leadership in Policy Awards Dinner. Taking place on May 17, this elegant evening spotlights the award recipients and their commitment to the public safety communications community. Join us for this event.
APCO's AFC department offers comprehensive radio frequency coordination for public safety agencies. We offer assistance with every aspect of the coordination process and work very hard to ensure that your application is processed quickly and accurately.

To submit an application for coordination, you can prepare the form 601 yourself at

If you would like assistance with preparing your application for a new license or a modification to an existing license, or for any other licensing needs, please contact our licensing department at For general questions or inquiries, email or call (888) 272-6911.

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Mission Critical Communications APCO's Executive Director and CEO Derek K. Poarch discusses the association's efforts in 2016, including Project 43, 9-1-1 location accuracy, FirstNet and AppComm.
On April 13, 2016, United States Representative Norma Torres (35th Dist. Calif.), herself a 9-1-1 dispatcher before entering politics, introduced a resolution on National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
IWCE's Urgent Communications Is FirstNet a government entity, because it is housed within NTIA, a government agency? Is it as independent as a commercial enterprise, free to act nimbly to market movements? FirstNet’s "independent authority" status puzzled even federal lawyers during the organization’s early days.
ExecutiveGov The National Institutes of Standards and Technology has published a report that seeks to help the Commerce Department identify research and development opportunities to leverage data analytics for use in public safety communications and response efforts in the next two decades.
Valley News In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, Murrieta Police officials spent the entire week dedicating tributes to their dispatchers with photographs and posts on social media about the hardworking and dedicated members of the team.
The Elkhart Truth Emergency dispatchers in St. Joseph County, Ind., were able to save someone from an armed abduction last week thanks to a program that lets people text 9-1-1 when they need help and cannot make a phone call.
Inside Edition Two quick-thinking Nebraska children may have saved their own lives and countless others when they texted 9-1-1 to stop their father from allegedly driving drunk in a rental car.
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