PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, December 27, 2019


Leading for Influence: It Matters What You Choose Each Day
Leadership positions provide power and authority; however, the rank itself does not instill a desire for followership. The only thing that does that is influence! Influence is obtained when someone trusts, respects and is willing to be guided by you. Not all leaders possess this ability and fewer understand its power or how to develop it. This session explores the mindset and behaviors that are linked to the ability to influence others, teaches you how to earn more influence and leaves you with a new appreciation of how your daily choices affect your leadership. Access session

Look for more of the most popular sessions from APCO 2019 online each month. The recordings are worth one CEU and free to members.


APCO International’s Annual Conference & Expo next August will be the most valuable opportunity in 2020 to network with decision makers in the emergency communications industry.

If you haven't booked your booth for APCO 2020, now is the time to do so. Rates increase on January 1, 2020. Reserve your space now or increase your current booth size at the lowest rate.

APCO received final approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on December 17, 2019, for an American National Standard (ANS) that identifies cybersecurity training standards for public safety communications personnel.
Comtech Safety & Security Technologies
Hexagon Corporate Marketing
From the Inside Pages
It’s popular to start the new year with resolutions, but it’s also common to break those resolutions after a few weeks or months. One of the latest alternatives is to try something new every month, which, aside from avoiding that new year’s resolution pressure, offers the opportunity to meet new people, learn about yourself and expose yourself to new ideas. If you want to give it a try this year, we have some suggestions for you.
GetWireless, LLC
From the Frontline
ABC News
Police are now treating 'swatting' - someone making a false report of extreme violence to prompt an overwhelming response by law enforcement - as a serious crime. Law enforcement agencies and city officials around the country have responded with anti-swatting procedures and tools to blunt this weaponization of the 9-1-1 system. 
Kyle Hayes has been named winner of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation's People Saving People Award for using CPR to save the lives of his wife Jennifer and their unborn child. He thanked a responding neighbor who is also a police officer, the public safety telecommunicator, and all those who contributed to saving the lives of his wife and unborn son. 
NBC News
Inspired by several "frivolous" emergency calls, State Representative Lakeshia Myers introduced a bill that says anyone who summons officers "to a location for a reason other than suspected criminal activity" should be charged with a misdemeanor.
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