NICE Systems
PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, October 14, 2016
Planning to apply for APCO’s Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program? If so, don’t wait. The deadline for the Winter 2017 CPE session is this Sunday, October 16, and space is limited. If you have questions or need last-minute assistance with your application, contact CPE Program Coordinator Tim Scanlon. Don’t miss this opportunity!
Thursday, November 17, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Human trafficking is the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them. Tracking the number of victims is difficult due to the hidden nature of the crime. Many victims are undocumented or qualified aliens, which also contributes to the uncertainty of statistics. According to the U.S. Dept. of Justice, DOJ-led task forces conducted over 900 investigations in 2011. Awareness at the telecommunicator level must increase to assist these victims of forced labor and sexual exploitation. Live Q & A to follow presentation. Register now.
Brent Williams has been an APCO local advisor in Michigan for about three years. He has also been the "Senior EMS Advisor" to FirstNet since October 2015.
Naylor Association Solutions
Zetron, Inc.
From the Inside Pages
(From the September/October 2016 issue of APCO's PSC Magazine) Think for a minute about the best leader, supervisor or boss you’ve ever had. Chances are, there was some component of listening involved. Who doesn’t want to be heard, especially when it comes to something as important as work? Mahatma Gandhi famously said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." How can you become a better leader and instill change? By shutting up.
Industry News
NewsOK Oklahoma is known for its expansive prairies and rolling plains, for its red dirt roads and iconic kicks along Route 66. But the Sooner State should also be recognized for its pioneering spirit when it comes to improving 911.
RCR Wireless news Higher education campuses are prime opportunities for cellular operators to grow coverage and expand services. The buildings that are used every day where students live, study, take classes and socialize often suffer from spotty or, worse, no cellular coverage.
Fortune Fifteen years after 9/11, America’s first responders continue to be hampered by wireless communications systems that are incompatible and unreliable. This compromises their effectiveness and jeopardizes their lives and those of the citizens they serve. As technology has evolved, first responders have come to rely on commercial wireless services to share video and other important data. The good news is that a key recommendation of the 9-11 Commission – to create a dedicated public safety network – is finally within sight.
EMS World At its recent Fall Meeting, the National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials (NASEMSO) passed resolutions on two important issues: 1) supporting the data elements in CARES as the national standard prehospital data set for cardiac arrests, and 2) championing the First Responder Network Authority as the nationwide broadband network for EMS.
Record Journal The Berlin (Conn.) Police Department is proud to announce that Berlin Police Department Dispatcher Tammy Wright has been chosen as the APCO International 2016 Atlantic Chapter Telecommunicator of the Year, according the Berlin Police Department. She was officially recognized at the APCO Atlantic Chapter 50th Anniversary Conference recently in Albany, New York.
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