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PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, October 28, 2016
Time is running out to apply for the Winter 2017 Session of APCO’s Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program. All applications must be received by this Monday, October 31, at 11:59 p.m. If you have questions or need assistance applying for the few remaining seats, contact CPE Program Manager Tim Scanlon at (386) 944-2486.
 
Submit a session proposal to help your association peers with their educational journey at APCO 2017, APCO's Annual Conference & Expo. APCO 2017 welcomes high-quality papers and panel proposals in all areas of public safety communications. Break out of the mold and share new ways of thinking that attendees can take back and implement in their own agencies. Learn more.
 
The APCO Institute has launched a new Illuminations program designed specifically for CTOs and other individuals interested in topics related to training. CTO Illuminations – like the General and EMD Illuminations programs – is an annual subscription-based offering that allows users to explore a variety of topics online and to earn 12 CDEs annually. Registration is now open for CTO Illuminations, which begins in January. For more information.
 
Scott Bigham has been the Missouri APCO local frequency advisor for nine years and has been awarded AFC Rookie of the Year and AFC Advisor of the Year, twice. He is in his second term as chair of the APCO Local Frequency Advisory Committee, chair of the Region 24 (Missouri) 700 & 800 MHz Regional Planning Committee (RPC) and Vice-Chair of the National Regional Planning Committee (NRPC).
 
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APCO Historical Committee The Orange County Board of Supervisors saw the need for a police communications system when in 1934 it authorized the purchase, installation and operation of the first "one-way" police radio station to provide communications to patrol cars of the Sheriff's Office, all cities in the county, the State Division of Forestry in Orange, and the California Highway Patrol.
 
Emergency Management Accompanying important benefits of the switch from analog to digital, one challenge looms large: the increased risk of cyberattacks on 9-1-1 call centers once they are connected to so many devices and other networks.
 
Officer.com Since the reclassification fight began and APCO put out the call to action, I've seen some interesting developments within the public safety telecommunications world. This opportunity to make a change, which only comes every 10 years, has made many of us start thinking about how we are viewed occupationally and, even more exciting, standing up for what is true and right about us.
 
Independent Mail Little plastic ducks with a green ribbon on their breast have helped to bring some comfort to the students from Sandy Hook Elementary School, and now the ducks have come to support Anderson County 9-1-1 dispatchers.
 
Central Michigan Life Several Mount Pleasant (Mich.) residents came forward to urge county residents to vote in favor of a surcharge increase to 9-1-1 services at a recent City Commission meeting. The measure comes as a result of 9-1-1 services not receiving a funding increase since 2008. Revenue perpetuated by the service is decreasing and the cost to run 9-1-1 is increasing, said Glenn Feldhauser, director of the Department of Public Safety.
 
The Olympian An 18-year-old Thurston County (Wash.) man was arrested Wednesday for his alleged involvement in an internet hoax that flooded Thurston Communications 9-1-1 with non-emergency calls on the night of October 25, according to police.
 
ABC 10 News San Diego County is facing a shortage in emergency dispatchers, and the agencies that are hiring are willing to train the right candidates in order to beef up staffing."These are critical jobs," said Jeff Hebert, president of the San Diego Association of Public Safety Dispatchers.
 
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