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Friday, February 09, 2018
APCO Envision begins on Thursday, February 15, with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. leading into our important and timely program addressing issues facing PSAPs right now such as transitioning to NG9-1-1 and securing systems from cyberattacks. View the full program. Sponsored by Seculore.

Not yet registered? Either register online now or on-site beginning Thursday at 8:00 a.m. at the Hutton Hotel.
The Impact of NG9-1-1 and FirstNet on PSAP Operations
March 1, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Together, the migration to Next Generation 9-1-1 and FirstNet Public Safety LTE broadband networks are ushering in a new era in data-rich multimedia communications for public safety, and with it, unprecedented changes and opportunities for improvement. The convergence of NG9-1-1 and FirstNet networks in the PSAP will dramatically enhance public safety communications. But it will also introduce new complexities which will transform PSAPs into public safety intelligence centers, and elevate the role of 9-1-1 telecommunicators, who will need to coalesce and manage a lot more information.

In this webinar, Patrick Botz, from NICE Public Safety, will examine the key impacts for your PSAP and what you need to do to get ready. Read more.

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There are only a few hours left to submit your proposal for APCO's Annual Public Safety Broadband Summit, taking place May 1-2, 2018, in Arlington, VA. We invite technology experts, policy leaders, industry partners, wireless service providers and public safety communications professionals to help further the discussion on a number of timely issues. All presentations must be vendor-neutral, non-marketing, informative and educational.
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If you want to acquire the skills and knowledge to become a thought leader in our industry, apply now for Class 05 of APCO’s Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPR) Program. The six-month class begins July 4 and includes two online courses and a mandatory, 9-day capstone seminar at APCO headquarters in Daytona Beach, FL. The application deadline for CPE Class 05 is May 15. Scholarships are available for the CPE Program but must be applied for by next Friday, February 16. For more information
Nominations are open for the 2018 APCO International Public Safety Communications Awards Program (PSAP) and the Technology Leadership Award. APCO International presents awards to public safety communications personnel who have demonstrated the highest levels of personal and professional conduct and performance in the line of duty. Deadline for nominations is April 1. Submit a nomination
APCO 2018 is the most valuable opportunity this year to connect with professionals in public safety communications, including frontline telecommunications, communication center management and more. Exhibitors at APCO 2017 generated an average of 79 leads each. Give your company the best chance to grow by showcasing your products and solutions to public safety communications professionals in the exhibit hall this year. Visit the APCO 2018 website to learn more today and download the exhibitor prospectus to see what products and solutions attendees are looking for.
Please participate in our survey regarding advanced automatic crash notification (AACN). Select either the survey for PSAPs or the one for Vehicle Manufacturers and Telematics Service Providers.
Lisa Denn, Online Course Coordinator, APCO Institute
Lisa joined the APCO Institute staff in December 2017 and works as an Online Course Coordinator. In this capacity, she is responsible for scheduling and monitoring online courses and works closely with Institute adjunct instructors and students to ensure the most effective training is received. Lisa holds an Associate’s Degree from the College of DuPage. She is married and has 3 grandchildren with another one on the way.
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From the Inside Pages
At the annual conference in Denver last year, longstanding, influential members of APCO told their stories. Nearly everyone discussed how members are truly the lifeblood of this organization, and that APCO has done an amazing job at facilitating their presence, involvement and potential future.
Silent Key
We learned that APCO Life Member Tom Sorley passed away on Saturday, February 3. Most recently, Tom served as Deputy CIO & Deputy Director IT Public Safety for the City of Houston, Texas, and previously as Public Safety Communications Manager for Orange County, Florida.
Industry News
WOWT News Bill Muldoon, who has worked in public safety for 40 years, has been asked to boost regionwide communications among emergency safety agencies.
The NewsGuard During the two-week course students are instructed on stress management, civil and criminal law as well as ethics and police and fire-rescue operations.
Fox 7 Austin See a report on the training of emergency dispatchers in Austin's Combined Transportation Emergency and Communications Center.
RadioResource Agencies discuss transition of communications services as they change over to the dedicated public safety communications network.
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