Yearly Archives: 2016


2016 Awards, Recognition & Scholarship Program Update

There is still time to nominate someone from your agency, but hurry, time is running out! The nomination drive for the 2016 Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, Intl. (APCO) awards has long been closed, but agencies still have another chance to submit nominations for the No. CA Chapter of […]


California 9-1-1 Advisory Board Update

Chuck Berdan’s Notes from the September 1, 2016 Meeting New Board Members: Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea representing California State Sheriff’s Association Santa Monica Dispatch Manager Chris Herren representing the California Fire Chiefs Association Fire Chief Michael Miller representing the California Fire Chiefs Association Placer County Dispatch Manager Paul Troxel representing […]


Voting Season is Here!

It’s Time to Vote! Are you prepared to vote for President of the United States in November? Want to practice your vote casting skills before the Big One? If so, then you should vote in new members of the APCO International Executive Board. Remember, although you see that both of […]


Dispatcher Reclassification Update 1

On June 23, 2016, the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus Co-Chairs – Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Representative John Shimkus (R-IL) – sent a bipartisan letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) urging OMB to revise the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) […]


What’s Old is New Again

Did you know that over the years, six presidents of APCO International have come from the Northern California Chapter of APCO? Or that the chapter started in 1938? Well, if you didn’t you can head over to our updated Historical page now to read more on the history of the […]


GPS Testing this Month may Cause Interference

The FAA has issued a warning to all flights in the Southwest, especially Southern California, that during 6 days in the month of June, there will be GPS Interference Testing lasting for 6 hours a day that may interrupt flight navigation and controls in aircraft that rely heavily on GPS […]