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PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, November 11, 2016
Every year, we set aside Veterans Day to honor all the men and women who've served our country. We celebrate veterans from generations past. We welcome a new generation of veterans home from war. And we thank our future veterans, still serving at home and abroad. To all our veterans – thank you.

If you’re interested in CDE opportunities related to training topics, register now for the APCO Institute’s new CTO Illuminations Program, which begins January 1, 2017. 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 – at a cost as low as $69 per year. Click here for more information.
Dale Osborne has worked for Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) for nearly 30 years, working his way up from Radio Tech to Lead Communications Technician and now oversees the communications system for MHP. He has been an APCO member for 25 years and the Montana Alternate Frequency Advisor for nearly 10 years, serves as the Chairman of Region 25 Montana 700 & 800 RPC, and serves on with the Montana Chapters Frequency Advisory Committee. Dale participates in two national groups, the P25UNC and FPIC.
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APCO International and the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) have announced a partnership to improve mobile apps for the public safety community. Mobile apps hold great promise for improving public safety and emergency response, but they must meet the interoperability, reliability and security requirements of public safety.
Broward County Sheriff’s Office (Fla.) has met the minimum training standards for APCO International's Agency Training Program Certification and has been awarded certification as of October 28, 2016.
Fox When a Manatee County (Fla.) man started having a heart attack, he knew he was in trouble, but he was lucky to have two little heroes at his side. Now Eli and Connor Fitzpatrick might be know forever as the wonder twins. Some aren't surprised by Eli and Connor's actions, however. They have a good role model; their mother is a 9-1-1 dispatcher.
FirstNet Public safety is a major component of the Hualapai Tribe's Skywalk operations in Arizona. But how would tribal, county, state and private industry responders work together to respond when additional resources are hours away, and could communications technology help to bridge the gap? Hualapai public safety officials and Grand Canyon West Corporation wanted to know the answer to this question, so they partnered with the Arizona Public Safety Broadband Program team, Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (AZDEMA), Mohave County and others to find out.
TechCrunch A controversial crime-reporting app called Vigilante has been kicked out of Apple's App Store for an app that encouraged vigilantism and led to the potential for violent responses and racial profiling. The app had only been live for a week in New York before getting the boot, after promising a tool that opened up the 9-1-1 system, bringing near real-time reports of criminal activity to its digital display.
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