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Next Chapter Meeting

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Double Tree Hotel
7050 Johnson Dr.
Pleasanton CA 94588

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Recent Chapter Meeting Presentations

We have posted the most recent chapter meeting presentations from September:
Keynote - CalTrans Strategic Highway Safety Plan - Kristen Vanderluis

Frequency Log Updated

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

FirstNet in California

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR KAREN WONG Dear Public Safety Officials, As you may know, in February 2012, Congress enacted The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act (the Act), containing provisions to advance public safety capabilities in the United States. The Act directs the establishment of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband […]

Frequency Log Updated

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

Volunteer for the 2015 APCO WRC and get a Free Conference Pass

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the organization and get discounted, or free, conference registration. Guidelines for volunteer registrations: Sign up for 4 hours of  volunteer time during the conference, and you can register for 1 full day conference pass. Sign up for 8 hours and receive a full conference pass. All days, all […]

September Meeting Operations Workgroup

Annette Roja, dispatch supervisor for Fairfield PD, will be hosting a roundtable discussion at our September 2014 chapter meeting.  She is working on her RPL certificate and this will fulfill a requirement for her class. A description of the discussion is as follows: Wireless 9-1-1 Hangups:  Creating a Common Policy Annette Rojo from the Fairfield Police Department will be presenting on proposing […]

Training – POST Plan II 1010-30960 Communications Training Officer, September 14-15, 2014

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a training session and opening it to all law enforcement agency employees. This Communications Training Officer Course provides the public safety communications professional the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively train entry level dispatchers. The course facilitators utilize facilitated discussion, small group activities, case studies and real-life scenarios. […]

Frequency Log Updated

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

California 9-1-1 Advisory Board Update

The Advisory Board met on August 21st in Sacramento. Here are the highlights of the meeting: Legislative Update – Berdan informed the board that AB 1717, the Pre-Paid Wireless Surcharge bill was set to be voted on by the Senate in the next few days, and then it would go to the Assembly for concurrence. […]

2014 NAPA Earthquake Update

Greetings from Napa! I would like to pass along a note of thanks to all outside Agency’s, and vendors, who have stepped up and offered assistance with whatever equipment and support might be needed to keep the Public Safety radio system going here in Napa County after the quake. Fortunately, we’ve dodged a bullet, as […]

APCO Emerging Technology Forum: San Francisco, November 4-5, 2014

Join us November 4-5 in San Francisco for APCO’s Tech Forum, an event focused on the future of public safety communications. Hear from high-caliber speakers, meet with vendors and get up to speed on what you need to know to adapt in this ever-changing landscape. Registration Rates (includes lunch & breakfast) Public Safety Practitioners – […]

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 +/-

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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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