PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, September 30, 2022

APCO and the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) professional development partnership begins October 1. APCO has been selected by NSA to be the preferred training provider for all of their public safety communications needs. The curriculum includes industry-accepted national standards-based training, instructor-level certifications to deliver course instruction in-house, continuing education programs beyond basic training requirements, and advanced management and leadership courses. Learn more at

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The Conference and Exposition Committee (CEC) is seeking a Host Committee Chairperson for APCO 2024, taking place August 4-7 in Orlando, Florida. We are currently accepting nominations and you can find complete information regarding the requirements for a nomination on PSConnect or contact the CEC Chair, Kim Ostin. Please submit your complete nomination to Kim at The deadline for submission is December 1, 2022.  


Leveraging Automated Dispatch Alerting to Address Workload and Staffing Challenges
October 11 | 1:00 p.m. ET
Sponsored by U.S. Digital Designs

This webinar will discuss automated dispatch alerting and how it can help reduce public safety telecommunicator workloads and improve response times.

Communications Challenges and Solutions for School Response
October 19 | 1:00 p.m. ET
Sponsored by SchoolSAFE

This webinar will explore what is and is not true interoperability, the importance of incident command for school leadership and examples of tools to help guide schools and districts’ learning to improve their response.

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Public safety telecommunicator Necedah James was named telecommunicator of the year, and telecommunicator Richard Moses received an award for setting a positive tone in the emergency communications center.
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Employees are using pen and paper to record information while their computer systems are down.
Eight Ohio schools were victims of swatting on a single day recently, including a claim of an active shooter inside a high school.
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Cherokee County 911 supervisor Jenna Stone said Ruby “changes the atmosphere” for the better in the emergency communications center.
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Telecommunicator Andrea Holczman received a call from the friend of a woman in labor on their way to the hospital. They weren’t going to make it before the baby arrived, so Holczman got the caller “ready to catch.”
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