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Friday, July 29, 2022

APCO 2022 begins on Sunday, August 7, in sunny Anaheim, California! Take a look at the professional development sessions, schedule-at-a-glance and exhibit hall happenings to get a headstart on your planning. Then mark the things you want to see and do in your conference app, and you'll be all set to get the most out of your time at APCO 2022. Don't forget about the special networking events, including the Block Party taking place on Tuesday night, August 9. 

Not yet registered? There's still time to register online or onsite. We look forward to seeing you!

Comtech Safety & Security Technologies

September 13 | 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Worth 1 CDE
Free for members; $59 for non-members

By enabling the transmission of voice, text, photos, videos and IoT data over an IP network, NG9-1-1 has the capability to transcend the limitations of traditional voice-based 9-1-1 systems and significantly improve public safety. But deploying NG9-1-1 comes with challenges, and without a robust network foundation, it will be hard to achieve success.

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Eighteen emergency communications leaders from across the country recently earned the Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) designation following completion of the culminating course, a two-week capstone seminar at APCO headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida. The CPE Program is the only executive leadership program focused specifically on the public safety communications profession. It consists of two 12-week online courses in addition to the ten-day capstone seminar. A graduation luncheon and ceremony were held to recognize each of the graduates.
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Thurston 911 Communications, WA, has received the APCO 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).
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Public safety telecommunicators Kaylie Ruiz is a communications training officer with 3 1/2 year's experience, and Rachel Borges has worked 6 years in the industry.
Miami Herald
The young 3-foot reptile surprised telecommunicators after their shift at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department in Largo, Florida.
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette
The project will improve communications for law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical services, and it includes construction of two Arkansas Wireless Information Network towers.
Government Technology
Prospective recruits listened to the 9-1-1 call of a decade-old murder-suicide to give them a taste of the job’s reality.
More than 12% of shifts went unfilled January through April due to turnover, fatigue and vacant positions, according to Alberta Health Services.
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