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PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, January 27, 2017
The CPE program brings together professionals from communications centers across the U.S. and Canada. When you sign up, you join a fellowship of learning where you will explore the issues that are most important to you. Not only will you work with a great class of students, you will work closely with faculty and instructors with university-level experience, specializing in leadership education.

This is a hands-on program designed to help you develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to provide leadership in a wide range of situations: in your agency, your town or state or within your APCO chapter. This unique opportunity to set yourself apart from your peers and have fun in the process will be unlike anything you've ever imagined. Learn more.

Congratulations to our inaugural class, who graduated January 13.

 
Register today to attend APCO's Emerging Technology Forum taking place next month in Raleigh. Take this opportunity to advance your career with the potential to earn up to 12 CEUs by attending both days. View the program. Housing deadline has been extended to Monday, February 6. Reserve your room.
 
In partnership with APCO International, the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) now offers all of its accreditation manager training courses online. This includes public safety communications, law enforcement, training academy and campus security accreditation manager courses. Registration and more information.
 
Alisa Norris, Corporate Outreach Coordinator
Alisa’s journey with APCO began in April of 2015 as an intern for the Corporate Outreach Department. Nine short months later she was brought back as Outreach Coordinator. Alisa obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in public relations from Virginia Commonwealth University and currently resides in her native Maryland. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, exercise and work as a public relations consultant. Her proudest professional moment was successfully launching and executing a social media/community outreach campaign in less than 60 days.
 
Bob Marz began his career in public safety as a dispatcher for the Utah Highway Patrol in 1959 and within a year he was advanced to the position of radio engineer. He served in this position until 1990 when the Public Safety Communications Division was integrated with the state's IT department. Bob retired from state service in 1998. Bob joined APCO in 1966 as a member of the then Intermountain Chapter and later that year was made the frequency coordinator for the state of Utah. Bob was the only member from Utah until the Utah Chapter of APCO was formed in 1972.
 
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Radio Cayman APCO member Juliette Gooding-Michelin, Honorary Consul to Barbados in the Cayman Islands, was honored in Barbados on Wednesday, January 11, at an official awards ceremony hosted by the Governor General of Barbados. She received the honor of the Gold Crown of Merit (GCM) for the promotion of Barbados and her humanitarian efforts.
 
The Georgia Public Safety Training Center is proud to announce Angela Bowen, Instructional Services Division Manager, graduated from APCO International’s Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program. Bowen accomplished the prestigious CPE professional designation and is one of 22 people who have earned it.
 
Tri Com Central Dispatch, IL, has met the minimum training standards for the APCO International Agency Training Program Certification and has been awarded certification as of January 18, 2017.
 
California Highway Patrol has met the minimum training standards for the APCO International Agency Training Program Certification and has been awarded certification as of January 18, 2017.
 
The 2017 National Symposium will be held from March 1–3, 2017, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. The IJIS Symposium is a place where leaders from government and industry come together to share ideas for improving the safety and security of our nation through technology innovation. For more information.
 
Since its inception, one of the major tenets of the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP) is to provide increased interoperability for first responders. During a mutual aid scenario, it is essential that first responders from different jurisdictions using subscribers from different vendors use the standards-based tested and approved encryption algorithm to ensure successful and secure communications. Unfortunately, the spread of non-standard encryption in the land mobile radio environment has threatened this goal.
 
Fox News An emergency dispatcher's quick thinking helped save a kidnapped woman trapped in the trunk of a car, police in North Carolina said.
 
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