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The Northern California Chapter of APCO International, Inc.

Next Chapter Meeting

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Aviat Headquarters
5200 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA

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April Presentations

We have posted the most recent chapter meeting presentations from April:
LocusUSA - DiagnostX
Keynote Presentation - Manny Solis: Ay Carumba

APCO WRC 2014 Update

The Western Regional Conference is fast approaching. If you are planning to attend, plan to stay at the conference hotel! The Wigwam Resort is a beautiful resort with great amenities. Rooms are still available, at a discounted rate, but you must call. For reservations, please call 888.807.7395 and let them know you are a part […]

6th Annual California Mobile Command Center Rally (Update)

May 7th is quickly approaching. Have you made your plans to visit Sacramento and see the 6th annual MCC Rally? In cooperation with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), the Northern California Chapter of APCO Int’l (NAPCO), and the California Fire & Rescue Training Authority, the California Fire Chiefs Association (Communications Section […]

Cyber Security and the PSAP

The following is a list of questions and answers provided by a panel made up of members of the Sacramento Regional Fire/EMS Communications Center employees. They presented this information to our members at the monthly chapter meeting held March 13, 2014. Q: Do you fully isolate the P25 radio network from other data networks? A: […]

New Job Posting for SHASCOM 9-1-1

There is a new job posting on the page. SHASCOM 9-1-1 is looking for a new Director. Visit the site for contact information and job details.

New Job Posting for County of Napa

There is a new job posting on the page. The County of Napa is looking for a Senior Communications Technicain. Visit the site for contact information and job details.

Legislative Update

The Legislature spring recess starts next week. There will be some committee deadlines shortly thereafter that will keep the legislators, lobbyists and sponsors very busy. This fiscal year’s budget looks good – there are budget surpluses. Everyone is waiting for the Governor’s May revision to next fiscal year’s budget. Don’t anticipate any issues with passing […]

Frequency Log Updated

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

Frequency Log Updated

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

ProCHRT Committee Survey

We are excited to announce that we have formed the Northern California Chapter ProCHRT committee! The APCO ProCHRT committee was established in 2009 by APCO International. The Professional Communications Human Resources Committee (ProCHRT) was formed to study and gather information about human resources, recognition and training issues related to the public safety communications profession. The […]

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 and was observed only at […]

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
  • Western Regional Conference
    May 6 - May 9th, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Monthly Chapter Meeting
    Thursday, May 15th, 2014
    San Jose, CA

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

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