PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, December 4, 2020

Do you have a desire to offer your ideas and expertise to improve the emergency communications industry for 9-1-1 professionals? APCO is currently seeking those with training, technical and operational experience to volunteer for a standards working group to develop an ANSI standard addressing emergency communications career (ECC) progression. This standard will provide guidance for ECCs to provide opportunities for employee advancement or promotional levels, recognizing the changing roles, which include an emphasis on the need to effectively manage resources. Open to all ECC professionals regardless of APCO membership. Apply by December 6, 2020.


Join us for these courses beginning next week:
Begins 12/9: Comprehensive Quality (3 weeks – online course)
Begins 12/10: Crisis Negotiations for Telecommunicators (one-day course in the APCO Virtual Classroom)


The Commercial Advisory Committee and Silent Key Scholarship Program will begin taking applications on January 1. Scholarship funds may be used for all APCO Institute courses, as well as the Registered Public-Safety Leader (RPL) and Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) programs. Scholarships are available to Full and Associate APCO members. 

Comtech Safety & Security Technologies
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure

December 9   |  1:00 p.m. ET
Free for members and worth 1 CEU

This webinar will focus on the apps first responders are using and identify new ways your PSAP/ECC can use these innovative solutions to help speed response times and improve coordination.


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Industry News
News Center Maine
Falmouth (Maine) Police Department telecommunicator Lee Ruby tripped up a con artist who tried to use police to confirm that he was the mark's grandson.
The Winchester Star
The county has allocated $52,425 for 12 telecommunicators for placing themselves at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elko Daily Free Press
The phone bill charge in Elko (Nevada) will rise from 25 cents and will provide revenue for a new CAD system and for maintenance of NG9-1-1.
Watson Consoles
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