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  • Deadline for July CPE Class Fast Approaching

    If you have been considering applying for the July 2018 session (Class 05) of APCO’s Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program, don’t wait to begin your application. The deadline to apply for class 05 of the CPE Program is May 15.

    The six-month program consists of two online courses and a nine-day capstone seminar at APCO Headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida. Learn more from this brief video.

    The program allows participants to explore topics that include:
    • Management versus leadership
    • Models/theories of leadership
    • Leadership styles
    • Public safety leadership issues
    • Executing and managing change
    The program is open to anyone who is a Registered Public-Safety Leader (RPL), possesses an associate’s degree or above or has a high school diploma and at least 10 years’ experience in public safety communications at the supervisor, manager or director level.

    Apply now.
  • PSConnect Maintenance Saturday, April 14

    Please anticipate a brief downtime between 11PM and 3AM ET while infrastructure maintenance is performed on PSConnect Saturday, April 14.
  • Congratulations to Our New Certified Public-Safety Executives

    APCO International is pleased to recognize the most recent graduates of its Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program....MORE

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  • Does anyone know how many PST's are in the state of Florida or where I can find it?​

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  • Good Afternoon!  Curious to see how many PSAP's are using the digital (800) 2 tone paging for FD/EMS?  Any pro's and con's??  Thanks

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  • Morale is a constant issue we face in public safety answering points. It is something I have struggled with, both when I was a dispatcher, and as a supervisor. Career burnout can happen very fast , but there are things we can do to curb that. Personnel ...

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