News from the President


President’s Message (November 2014)

On November 14, 2014 AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and National Emergency Number Association (NENA) announced a consensus plan to meet the FCC’s challenge to improve 9-1-1 indoor location accuracy. The industry has long relied on the public safety expertise at APCO and […]


President’s Message (July 2014)

On July 16th 2014 the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Public Safety Communications, held a town hall meeting in Lakeport California for FirstNet. Cal OES is responsible for representing California public safety at the federal level. The state single point of contact is Ms. Karen Wong. Under […]


President’s message (June 2014)

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Eric Dye with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Public Safety Communications on winning the APCO International Radio Frequency Technologist of the Year Award! This is a great honor for his Department and to our Chapter to have a recipient […]


President’s Message (May 2014)

Some members of the Board of Directors attended the 2014 APCO Western Regional Conference (WRC) that was held in Litchfield, Arizona, from May 7th through May 9th. The board members shadowed the Phoenix APCO chapter to learn from their experience. Attendance was outstanding and the board members gained valuable knowledge […]


President’s Message (April 2014)

The 2014 APCO Western Regional Conference will be held in Litchfield, Arizona, from May 7th through May 9th. There will be several training sessions throughout the conference; I encourage our members to attend this conference. The 2015 APCO Western Regional will be held in Sacramento, at the Sacramento Convention Center.  […]


President’s Message (March 2014)

Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the women and men who serve as Public Safety Telecommunicators, this year the National Telecommunicators’ Week falls on the week of April 13-19. It was first conceived by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in 1981 […]


President’s Message (February 2014)

NAPCO represents all public safety communications agencies, Public Safety Answer Points (PSAPs), and other technical support personnel in Northern California. Each year NAPCO presents awards to public safety communications employees who have demonstrated the highest levels of personal and professional conduct and performance in the line of duty.  We are […]