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The Northern California Chapter of APCO International, Inc.

Next Chapter Meeting

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pleasanton, CA

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Recent Chapter Meeting Presentations

We have posted the most recent chapter meeting presentations from August:
Welcome from Solona County Sheriff OES - Don Ryan, Manager
Keynote - SAIC - Mike Boyden / Cal OES - Hector Rodriguez

Frequency Log Updated

The newest frequency log containing FCC updates for Northern California has been posted and is ready for download from

California 9-1-1 Advisory Board Update

The Advisory Board met on August 21st in Sacramento. Here are the highlights of the meeting: Legislative Update – Berdan informed the board that AB 1717, the Pre-Paid Wireless Surcharge bill was set to be voted on by the Senate in the next few days, and then it would go to the Assembly for concurrence. […]

2014 NAPA Earthquake Update

Greetings from Napa! I would like to pass along a note of thanks to all outside Agency’s, and vendors, who have stepped up and offered assistance with whatever equipment and support might be needed to keep the Public Safety radio system going here in Napa County after the quake. Fortunately, we’ve dodged a bullet, as […]

APCO Emerging Technology Forum: San Francisco, November 4-5, 2014

Join us November 4-5 in San Francisco for APCO’s Tech Forum, an event focused on the future of public safety communications. Hear from high-caliber speakers, meet with vendors and get up to speed on what you need to know to adapt in this ever-changing landscape. Registration Rates (includes lunch & breakfast) Public Safety Practitioners – […]

Frequency Log Updated

The newest frequency log containing FCC updates for Northern California has been posted and is ready for download from

Grants Training in West Sacramento, CA – September 11-12, 2014

The City of West Sacramento and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in West Sacramento, September 11-12, 2014. This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines. Attend this class and you’ll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. Click here for full event details. Beginning and experienced […]

New Job Posting for Marin County Sheriff’s Office

There is a new job posting on the page. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a new Assistant Communications Dispatch Manager. Hurry, this one closes on August 25, 2014. Visit the site for contact information and job details.

New Job Postings for Stanislaus County

There is a new job posting on the page. Stanislaus County is looking to fill two positions, Emergency Dispatcher, and Emergency Call Taker (Extra Help). Visit the site for contact information and job details.

August 2014 MCSC Newsletter

Did you miss out on the APCO International Conference in New Orleans this year? Want to know who to contact on the Pro-CHRT committee, see upcoming chapter and regional meeting schedules, or check out the latest APCO Institute Schedule? Then click here to download the latest APCO Member Chapter Services Committee Newsletter.

Public Safety Broadband Consultation Prep Workshop

Participate in the Success of California’s Dedicated Public Safety Broadband Network! Don’t miss your chance to provide valuable input on California’s incoming consultation process! FirstNet

FCC Public Notice

The FCC has posted the following Enforcement Advisory in regards to non-narrowbanded systems come the January 1, 2013 deadline. Read it here and make sure your agency is Narrowband Ready soon!

FCC Enforcement Advisory

Occupational Analysis

As the only ANSI accredited Public Safety Communications Association, APCO continues to facilitate many Occupational Analysis (OA). The OA process helps to further the national standard of all positions within and related to Public Safety Communications. If you have any questions or are interested in being placed on an interest list for future expert panelists, please contact Jackie Pace.

OA Workgroup Packet
Public Safety Communications Article

The monthly meeting fee will is $25.00, $10.00 for retired. Lunch is included with registration for all regular monthly chapter meetings.

Chapter Monthly Meeting Standard Order of Business Effective for 2013

Registration: 0900-1200
Welcomes and Introductions 0930-1000
Chapter Business, Consent Agenda 1000-1030
Committee Reports 1030-1045
Break 1045-1100
Keynote Speaker 1100-1200
Lunch and Door Pizes 1200-1300
Frequency Coordination and Operations Breakout Session 1300- +/-
NPSPAC Region 6 and 700 MHz Region 6 Committees immediately following Frequency Coordination: 13XX-1430 +/-

Stay Informed

Mark the Date
  • Monthly Chapter Meeting
    Thursday, August 14th, 2014
    Vacaville, CA
  • Monthly Chapter Meeting
    Thursday, September 11th, 2014
    Pleasanton, CA
  • Monthly Chapter Meeting
    Thursday, October 9th, 2014
    Sacramento, CA

Keep up to date: Check out the latest calendar postings.

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