PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, August 20, 2021

At APCO 2021 in San Antonio, TX, APCO announced its new executive committee: President Jason Kern, First Vice President Angela R. Bowen, Second Vice President Becky Neugent and Immediate Past President Margie Moulin. Attendees heard about the state of the association as well as updates about federal legislative and regulatory actions that affect the public safety communications profession. Three inspiring keynotes, more than 120 educational sessions and the expo filled out the week for the first in-person APCO conference in two years. Read all the news from APCO 2021 and visit our APCO 2021 Flickr Gallery.

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Get ready for the Emerging Technology Forum, taking place virtually from November 2-4, 2021. APCO's Tech is a dynamic meeting focusing on the technological future of emergency communications. Check out the program and register.


August 31 | 1:00 p.m. ET
Free for members and worth one CDE

This webinar will highlight the current challenges and the future of location data as it pertains to public safety use cases. Specifically, the agenda includes:

  • Sharing insights related to location data from the NIST Public Safety Tools survey
  • Framing the challenges related to multi-dwelling addresses
  • Providing an overview of One Hundred Feet's approach to addressing those challenges


Sponsored by One Hundred Feet

Eventide Inc
Industry News
The city council approved a resolution to “acknowledge that our dispatchers, our telecommunication personnel for the police department would be designated as first responders,” Mayor Robin LeJeune said.
Police quickly captured a suspect thanks to a detailed description relayed by public safety telecommunicators. The suspect was indicted last week for kidnapping.
Emergency response data indicate that the number of emergency drug responses rose to 37 per 100,000 last year for those 20 and under, a 43% increase.
Orlando Sentinel
The county, which saw the largest national percentage increase in Hispanic residents between 2000 and 2018, hopes to expedite emergency calls for Spanish speakers by bringing interpreters in house.
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
Officials said the designation will help track emergencies in the homeless areas and give first responders situational awareness about the environment they are heading toward.
The Enterprise
Alison Ning met the infant whose life she helped save during a 9-1-1 call in July. Ning received a commendation from Police Chief Jeffrey Bukunt.
San Antonio Report
In 2020, Bexar County, Texas, started a program to send mental health workers in response to mental health emergencies after a sheriff’s deputy killed a combat veteran. The City of San Antonio plans to spend $4.8 million to establish its own program.
Telecommunicator Tiffany Myers alerted the deputy and called a woman back repeatedly as she lost connections with an 88-year-old who said she couldn’t get out of her house to escape a fire in her kitchen.
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