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Friday, May 21, 2021

Nexus is less than one week away, May 26-27. Register now to immerse yourself in a comprehensive 360-degree view of the future state of emergency incident response. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind virtual event. If you can't make it live, go ahead and register now anyway. You'll have access to the recordings on-demand so you can view all of the panels and demonstrations, and earn 9 CDEs, at your convenience.

The virtual Public Safety Communications Leadership in Policy Awards presentation is May 26 at 5:30 p.m. ET. The event is free for all to attend.
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Update: the 9-1-1 SAVES Act has now been re-introduced in both the House and Senate with bipartisan support. If enacted, this bipartisan legislation would require the Office of Management and Budget to categorize public safety telecommunicators as Protective Service Occupations (rather than administrative/clerical) in the Standard Occupational Classification. As part of APCO's ongoing efforts, we have re-launched our advocacy platform to facilitate a grassroots campaign to send letters to members of Congress seeking their support. Please TAKE ACTION and contact your Representative and Senators today, and encourage your colleagues to do so as well.

Comtech Safety & Security Technologies
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure

Congratulations to the most recent graduates of the Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program that culminated with a two-week capstone seminar at APCO headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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Industry News
Akron Beacon Journal
The regional ECC, which employs 18 full- and part-time public safety telecommunicators, delivers services more economically for its communities, officials say.
Silver City Sun News
Jasmine Sandoval, a certified emergency medical dispatcher, was described as “well-organized, task-oriented,” with “sensitivity to the needs of citizens.”
Watson Consoles
Instead of relying on licensed social workers for these calls as in other cities, responders in Oakland will be civilians with “lived experience” rather than formal education.
Chula Vista Police sent drones on 5,400 missions, and they were involved in more than 650 arrests. Police say drones can give responders an understanding of the emergency scene before armed police arrive.
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