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The Northern California Chapter of APCO International, Inc.

Next Chapter Meeting

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Marin County

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Recent Chapter Meeting Presentations

We have posted the most recent chapter meeting presentations from October:

Looking to exhibit at the Annual December Table Top?

Download the Exhibitor Registration form here and send it to Mike Sage today. Every year we sell this event out, so secure your table today. There are sponsorship opportunities available as well.

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NAPCO Mourns the Passing of Bill McCammon

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Alameda County Fairgrounds for Bill McCammon, retired Alameda County Fire Chief who died in his sleep Oct. 13. He was 61. Mr. McCammon was currently serving as the executive director of the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority, which built and operates an […]

October 2014 MCSC Newsletter

Looking for a way to present at APCO 2015 Conference? Get the latest scoop on the APCO Institute and Emerging Technologies Forum, 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.

NAPCO Mourns the Passing of Marvin Bernardi

Marvin F. Bernardi, born April 16, 1943 in Eureka, CA, passed away in his sleep October 14, 2014 at the age of 71 years young. To those that knew Marvin, he was a good friend. For those that didn’t, we are sorry you missed out. Marvin served as Chapter Treasurer for many years. He regularly […]

NAPCO Announces it’s YouTube Channel

We, the NAPCO board, have been working hard for years on making our monthly chapter meetings more meaningful and useful for our chapter members. Maybe you have noticed some of these adjustments, some you may not have. We have looked for speakers that are dynamic and engaging. We have alternated keynotes between technical and operational, […]

October 2014 Highway Safety Webinars and Summits

WHAT ARE YOUR IDEAS FOR SAFETY ON OUR ROADWAYS? California is conducting an update of its Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads in California. As part of the update process, the California SHSP update team is seeking public input on how to improve safety on the […]

New Job Posting for the County of Placer

There is a new job posting on the page. The County of Placer is looking for a Correctional Support Program Manager. Hurry, applications are being accepted only through October 31, 2014. Visit the site for contact information and job details.

New Job Posting for Clackamas County, OR

There is a new job posting on the page. Looking for a change of scenery? The Clackamas County Communications Center in Oregon City, Oregon is looking for a Dispatch Trainee. Hurry, applications are being accepted only through November 12, 2014 Visit the site for contact information and job details.

Register for the 2015 WRC – Free!

The Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) 2015 Western Regional Conference is only six months away and we need volunteers!  There are 160 volunteer spots to fill … to date we have filled 22 spots – that’s 14% of our goal. While every volunteer spot is important to support the conference, the most critical areas […]

Frequency Log Updated

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

New Job Posting for San Jose Fire Department

There is a new job posting on the page. The San Jose Fire Department is looking for a new Senior Public Safety Dispatcher. Visit the site for contact information and job details.

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, October 9th, 2014
    Sacramento, CA
  • Monthly Chapter Meeting
    Thursday, November 13th, 2014
    Marin County, CA
  • December Table Top
    Thursday, December 11th, 2014
    Concord, CA

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

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