PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, August 11, 2017
APCO will make a major technology announcement during its Annual Conference & Expo at the end of the Opening General Session taking place at 8:30 a.m. MT on Monday, August 14.
As the APCO conference team heads to Denver, CO, to prep for APCO 2017, we wish all those joining us safe travels and remind those who can’t make it this year that you can still follow what’s going on during the show. Look for our Show Dailies which will include daily coverage, announcements, interviews, photos and more.
Austin, Texas | October 12, 2017
APCO's new event, Envision: The Future of Public Safety Communications, is a one-day meeting for managers and executives of today and tomorrow looking to get quickly up to speed on the very latest and most relevant topics to prepare for the future of emergency communications. View the program at
Lauren Larson, Web Marketing Associate
Lauren designs, develops and maintains APCO’s websites, creates email templates, and assists colleagues with computer-related projects. An avid follower of the AP stylebook, she also copy-edits many APCO documents and publications. Prior to starting at APCO in 2013, she worked for several other associations in the Washington, DC, area.

She has an English-journalism and political science degree from Miami University and a law degree from Duke University. As an attorney and research department director for a law association, she was introduced to database development while digitizing the research library. From there, she started her own computer-based business, learning web design and development in its foundational years.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys reading, gardening, swimming, crafting, playing competitive yard games with her boyfriend, and spending time with her cat and two dogs.
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Urgent Communications All states and territories have submitted formal or informal comments about their initial state plans to FirstNet, which expects to respond to the comments and integrate the input in final state plans that are slated to be distributed to governors in mid-September, according to a FirstNet official.
9-1-1 Magazine Dispatchers may be considered the forgotten emergency service. In some ways they have the most challenging job of all: they deal with callers who are distressed, responders who are under pressure and a public who has little regard for their skills. A trio of recent legal decisions have added to the factors they must consider.
Fox 17 Your call for a lifeline could be shut down as cyberattacks on 9-1-1 are becoming more common. According to the Department of Homeland Security in November 2016, attacks on the 9-1-1 system have increased ten-fold in the past five years.
DailyMiner Kingman (Ariz.) 9-1-1 Communication Center Manager Deann MacLeod and Kingman Fire Chief Jake Rhoades want the public to know they have the 9-1-1 game under control.
IJIS Institute The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety and homeland security—invites volunteers to join an Industry Working Group (IWG) to tackle changing federal and state law enforcement reporting requirements. The IWG will work on how to quickly and efficiently respond to changing reporting requirements.
Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) continues to grow as it is adopted by more PSAPs. The ASAP Alarm Interface is based on the APCO/CSAA 2.101.2-2014 American National Standard for alarm monitoring companies to directly transmit alarm event data into the appropriate CAD system.
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