PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, May 3, 2019

St. Louis County Police Bureau of Communications is the winner of APCO’s National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW) 2019 contest, in which emergency communications centers were asked to share tributes to their work teams on the website. Visitors to the website were asked to vote for their favorites by “liking” their posts. Read the winning post. APCO thanks all the teams for their entries and their commitment to emergency communications.


APCO's Public Safety Broadband Summit is being held May 21-22 in Arlington, VA.

Program Highlights
Learn from the top experts in the field, including NTIA Administrator David Redl, other key policymakers, 9-1-1 practitioners and industry leaders. Interact with a wide range of stakeholders and colleagues hosted by the world’s largest public safety communications association.

Attendees will learn what NG9-1-1 means for 9-1-1 professionals, what is on the minds of Washington, D.C., policymakers regarding the future of emergency communications and how 9-1-1 directors should approach today’s challenges and prepare for the future.
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Laurie Perkins Lewis, Training Coordinator with the Waterford Emergency Communications Center in Waterford, CT, wrote a letter to the Rachael Ray Show about National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week (NPSTW) and in particular about her comm center and the amazing work of her team hoping to get NPSTW recognized on a very public platform. Read more


We Asked, You Designed!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our conference T-shirt contest.

Our selection committee narrowed down the entries to the top 3 designs based on creativity and how it incorporated the conference host city (Baltimore), APCO International and public safety communications. Now it's your turn to cast your vote and select the design you want to see printed on the back of the conference T-shirts. Vote now!

Voting is open until May 16, 2019. You can only vote once.

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The following agencies have met the minimum training standards for APCO's Agency Training Program Certification, a Project 33® Initiative, and have been awarded certification:
Grand Junction Regional Communication Center, Colo.
Onondaga County Department of Emergency Communications, N.Y.

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An analysis of the calls captured data that may not result in charges such as car accidents or assaults without injuries.
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