Monthly Archives: July 2014

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 […]

2014 APCO Voting Now Open

This is just a reminder that APCO International has opened up the polls for the 2014-2015 Executive Committee Positions. Vote now through August 5 at 1:50 PM central time. If you have not already done so, please go to this website to cast your vote electronically: Back in June, […]

Redwood City Dispatcher in Need of Help

Hi everyone, This is a shameless request for help for one of our dispatchers Audrey Scott. Audrey is a 19-Year Veteran dispatcher, tactical dispatcher, communications training officer, POST instructor – loves being a dispatcher (a supervisor’s dream employee). In June, Audrey underwent significant brain surgery to remove a tumor from […]

Wideband Renewals No Longer Accepted by FCC

It has just been learned that the FCC WILL NOT process a license renewal if it contains WB emission designators. Those possessing waivers to continue WB usage must add an attachment to their renewal application indicating the FCC waiver information, or a statement that the spectral efficiency requirement is satisfied, […]

APCO Member Chapter Services Committee Update

The APCO Member Chapter Services Committee is your conduit between APCO International, and members. The MCSC will send out a newsletter each month and we will post it here. The newsletter is packed each month with informative information so our members can take advantage of what the Association offers. News and […]

Legislative Update July 10, 2014

The California Legislature is on it’s summer hiatus for the month of July, so there are no new issues, but here is where we stand with the bills we have been monitoring: AB 1717 – Perea – Pre-Paid Wireless 9-1-1 Surcharge In May APCO and the CA Public Safety 9-1-1 […]