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PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, March 09, 2018
If you haven’t yet applied for an APCO scholarship, now’s the time to think about what professional development opportunities you’d like to participate in during the coming year. Scholarship funds are available to Full, Associate and Agency Group APCO Members and may be used for all APCO Institute courses. Up to $500 of a scholarship award may be applied to travel and/or living expenses to attend an APCO International educational event, including APCO's Annual Conference & Expo. The scholarship application deadline is midnight ET, March 31. For more information
 
APCO’s 2018 Broadband Summit will be held this year May 1-2 in Arlington, VA. The Summit is the premier annual, DC-based opportunity to discuss the latest technology advancements impacting public safety communications networks. View the full program.
 
Join your colleagues who have shared their stories about working as public safety telecommunicators. Or tell us about your plans to celebrate NPSTW. Those who contribute by April 15 will be entered into a random drawing for one of five $20 Visa gift cards.
 
The significant challenges facing the public safety communications industry today and tomorrow demand a new type of leadership. As an APCO Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) you’ll be prepared to move our industry forward. Applications are being accepted for sessions that begin July 4, 2018, and January 2, 2019. For more information
 
Charles has been with the Emergency Communications Department, the Monroe County 911 Center in Rochester, NY, as a Public Safety Dispatcher for 18 years. In his current role as a Dispatcher II, he serves as a Telecommunicator and dispatcher for police, fire and EMS. During his tenure with the department, he has become an Adjunct Instructor for APCO, where he teaches most of their course offerings at his home agency and around the country. He has also achieved Master Instructor status with NYS DCJS where he teaches recruit police officers in their academy. Charles recently graduated from Monroe Community College with an AAS in Public Safety Communications, a program he was instrumental in securing local and state approvals to implement. He also holds the professional designations of RPL and ENP.
 
Silent Key
We have learned that Life Member Alan L. Armitage passed away from renal failure and cancer. He served as APCO International President 1976-77 and was active in the Atlantic, Ohio and Colorado Chapters.
 
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Industry News
The Science & Technology (S&T) directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has created the Next Generation First Responder Integration Handbook to guide industry in the development, design, testing, and integration of responder technologies with existing infrastructure.
 
First Responder Network Authority The expansion will enable first responders to take advantage of FirstNet's unique features on public safety licensed spectrum nationwide.
 
ExecutiveGov The Government Accountability Office (GAO) wants a plan spelling out federal agency responsibilities as NG9-1-1 is rolled out nationwide. Eighteen states have said they have no transition plan.
 
CALEA
NBC 10 Only 37 people are employed while the center, which serves the entire state, is budgeted for 47 employees. State police say the positions will be filled.
 
Atos North America
 
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