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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 […]


What Happens When a Gas Line is Ruptured?

What does the response look like when a natural gas line is ruptured in a neighborhood? Well, the California Regional Common Ground Alliance is hosting a free (with registration) event on June 10, 2016. This will be a mock gas line strike and emergency response event with Senator Jerry Hill […]


Technical Difficulties Resolved

Hello users, The NAPCO.org website has now recovered from its technical difficulties with its Calendar function. Hopefully this minor glitch did not cause you any problems. Please visit often to see what the Chapter is up to. Thank you for your patience during this time. Signed, The Web Team


Currenlty Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Hello users, The NAPCO.org website is currently experiencing technical difficulties with its Calendar function. Hopefully this minor glitch will be resolved soon. The rest of the website appears to be functioning normally and we hope to have full functionality restored soon. Thank you for your patience during this time. Signed, […]


Region 6 700/800 RPC Meetings 1

The Region 6 (Northern California) Regional Planning Committees (RPC’s) will hold two consecutive planning meetings on Tuesday, March 22, 2012 Beginning at 09:00 a.m. the 800 MHz RPC will convene at the California Highway Patrol Cordelia Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility at 3950 I-80 (east bound Interstate 80 east of Pittman […]


Raytheon Ceases Operations of its JPS Subsidiary

In a letter sent to manufacturer representatives canceling their agreements, Raytheon JPS Communications is closing its business operations effective January 29, 2016. Raytheon has asked that it’s reps cease all sales activities of JPS products. As of now, all JPS warranty obligations will be fulfilled, as well as any other service and maintenance obligations […]


All New NAPCO.org Website

Launching today, the Northern California Chapter of APCO International has a whole new look! It has been a long time since the NAPCO.org website went through such a massive change in look and feel. We hope you find it as refreshing as we do. Come take a look…


2015 Dispatchers Stress Survey Update

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and San Jose State University have partnered to conduct an electronic survey on the Effects of Stress on 9-1-1 Call-takers and Dispatchers. The survey focuses on the 400+ primary Public Safety Answering Points in the State of California. This survey will run for 30 […]