PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, October 06, 2017
On October 4, President Trump visited with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, where he praised the heroism of those who responded to the mass shooting on Sunday. During the meeting, Clark County Sheriff Lombardo introduced two of the emergency dispatchers who were on duty during the incident, saying "they were probably the most important people in the room." The President immediately responded, "Calm and strong. Sharp." You can see the exchange at 2:58 in this video. This was exceptional recognition from the President of the United States and a great example of how major incidents help shine a light on the important work performed by 9-1-1 professionals every day throughout the country.
APCO has continued pressing senior staff at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and providing additional information about the lifesaving work performed by 9-1-1 professionals to urge reclassification in the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). Throughout the revision process, and even in recent weeks, APCO’s advocacy has been augmented by support from Congress, federal agencies with knowledge of public safety, and other organizations. OMB is behind schedule in the revision of the SOC (having missed a September deadline), but a final decision is expected soon. Learn more about the SOC and revision process.
APCO invites members, industry associates, business professionals and educators to submit a proposal to be considered for a one hour presentation within our professional development program at our Annual Conference & Expo, APCO 2018. Have questions about the process? Check out our FAQs page.
Internet technology brings powerful tools to the public safety sector, but also creates risks, flaws, and vulnerabilities for cybersecurity, APCO is hosting a one-day course on January 11, 2018, at its headquarters to help you learn how to make your PSAP or communications center a more secure environment. Space is limited, and you can save monday by registering by November 17.
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The Radio Spectrum Task Force will provide practitioner insight to APCO staff concerning regulatory and technological developments impacting public safety radio communications based upon their operational and technical experiences. For more information.
APCO Canada is taking place on November 6-9, 2017, in Windsor, Ontario. The APCO Canada Conference & Tradeshow is a unique professional development forum dedicated to excellence in the public safety communications industry. Conference delegates can expect a world-class experience and will be able to bring back critical knowledge and training to their colleagues, peers, employers and organizations. APCO Canada has also partnered with the APCO International Institute to offer exclusive full-day and half-day workshops throughout the conference. View the program.

When: November 6-9, 2017
Where: Caesars Windsor Casino & Resort in Windsor, Ontario
Discount: USPARTNER17 to save $200 on registration
Alan McVickers, Sales Coordinator
As the APCO Institute sales coordinator, Alan enjoys scheduling APCO chapters’ pre-conference courses and working with the PSAPs that co-host and contract the Institute’s training courses. Originally from North Carolina, his professional career has been in the management of sales and customer service. He believes in providing excellent customer service and is ready to assist with your public safety communications training.


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APCO has filed a Project Initiation with ANSI and has issued a call for participation for workgroup members to participate in the creation of an ANSI standard addressing key performance indicators for public safety communications personnel. An APCO International class that teaches telecommunicators how to handle active shooter incidents is particularly relevant this week as the nation reels from the Las Vegas mass shooting.
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Info Security The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) has issued a warning on a serious cyber threat that targets critical verticals such as public health, critical manufacturing and IT.
NBC Bay Area The city of San Francisco has developed a new method for reducing the number of accidental 9-1-1 calls it receives.
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