PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, March 19, 2021

APCO is launching a grassroots advocacy campaign and needs your support.

A major infrastructure proposal – the LIFT America Act – has been introduced in Congress that includes $15 billion to support the deployment of Next Generation 9-1-1 throughout the country. The NG9-1-1 provisions adhere to principles established by APCO and its partners in the Public Safety Next Generation 9-1-1 Coalition, a broad group of national public safety organizations representing law enforcement, fire, EMS and 9-1-1.


Use APCO’s advocacy portal to send a letter asking for support to get this bill through the U.S. House of Representatives, and please share the link widely with colleagues:

For more information about the legislative proposal and Coalition, see a recent APCO press release.


Register now for Nexus, taking place May 26-27 virtually. Experience the emergency communications center of the future from the moment a 9-1-1 call comes in. Nexus takes real-life scenarios from mass casualty incidents to combined cyber/physical attacks and focuses on the communications between telecommunicators and responders.

Registration is also open for the Public Safety Communications Leadership in Policy Awards presentation, taking place virtually on May 26. Join us to honor individuals who have been tireless, continuing advocates for public safety communications and those who serve in the industry.


Everything is bigger in Texas! Join us at this year's Block Party for an unforgettable evening at the largest SeaWorld park in America. SeaWorld will only be open to conference attendees as we experience thrilling roller coasters, encounter animals up close through meet & greets, and end the night with the famous sea lion and orca shows. Register on Flash Day, April 5, to attend!


APCO Institute's online course, Bullying and Negativity in the Communications Center, 2nd Ed., addresses what constitutes bullying and its impact on agency operations. Students will take away techniques and solutions to address problem behaviors, promote civility and respect and improve employee morale. The next class begins on April 7.

Comtech Safety & Security Technologies
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure

First-time exhibitors receive heightened visibility benefits to increase brand recognition. Complimentary benefits include:  

  • Company highlighted with a New Exhibitor filter in the online listing
  • Exhibitor spotlight with company description and logo on the About and Exhibit Hall pages of the APCO 2021 website
  • Complimentary 2-star booth upgrade ($300 value) – includes up to five product categories, company logo, one press release and one product showcase
  • Recognition in the Exhibit-Hall-only email – new exhibitors listed in a special section 
  • Recognition as “New” in booth profile in the program guide, conference app and the online exhibitor list
  • Two dedicated Exhibitor Scoop enewsletters geared toward new exhibitors
  • A “First-Time Exhibitor” plaque to display in your booth during APCO 2021

Sign up today to exhibit.

Eventide Inc
Industry News

The following agencies received Agency Training Program Certification, a Project 33® Initiative. Public safety agencies use the APCO International Agency Training Program Certification as a formal mechanism to ensure their training programs meet APCO American National Standards (ANS). 

Charlottesville/UVA/Albemarle County Emergency Communications Center

Derry Fire Department

Raleigh Wake 911 Emergency Communications

The Support Team Assisted Response program dispatches social workers instead of police on up to six calls per day in the city.
92 Moose
Waldo County telecommunicator Melissa Bisson described the boy as cool and collected as he relayed the emergency situation.
Williamson Herald
Using APCO Guidecards, telecommunicator Taylor Kinney directed the husband through the birth before emergency medical first responders could arrive.
The Oakland Press
Upgrades to the system include in-vehicle radio consoles, improvements to 31 towers and replacement of over 3,500 portable radios and 2,000 mobile radios.
Watson Consoles
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