John Wright

APCO International Past President

Contact Details

Committee Leadership
Platinum Most Valuable PSConnect Member

John Wright

APCO International Past President


I am John Wright and I serve as a Past President of APCO International, a member of the APCO Credentials Committee, Chair of the APCO Radio Spectrum Task Force, and serve as the Treasurer/PIO for the Southern California Chapter of APCO (CPRA Chapter).

I have been an active member of APCO for nearly 30 years. I am extremely proud to be a APCO Senior Member, Chapter Life Member, APCO Life Member, and APCO International Past President (2014-2015). Here is a list of my past Association work, my career, education, awards, and community service:

Chair - APCO Credentials Committee

Chair - APCO Radio Spectrum Task Force

APCO-AFC Regional Frequency Coordinator - So Calif

Vice Chair - APCO Spectrum Management Committee (3 Terms)

Chair - APCO Telecommunications Management Committee (2 Terms)

Member - APCO 911 Emerging Technology Committee

Member - APCO VOIP 9-1-1 Subcommittee

Member - APCO Communications Center Practices Task Force

Member - U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) “Communications Assets Survey Mapping” (CASM) Project Design Team

Member - National Regional Planning Council (NRPC)

Member - Region 5 800 MHz Planning Committee

Member - Region 5 700 MHz Planning Committee

Member of the Governing Board - National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC)

Project Manager - Inland Wireless Interoperability Network

Member - City of Riverside 4.9 GHz (85 square mile) Mesh Network Development & Implementation Team

Team Member / Trainer - Police Officer Standardized Training (P.O.S.T.) “Becoming Culturally Competent” course Development Team

Trainer - P.O.S.T. Emergency Responder NBC Awareness Course

Trainer - 9-1-1 For Kids Program

Trainer - Crime Free Multi-Housing Course

Firefighter / Dispatcher - City of Riverside Fire Dept (11 years service)

Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD)

Communications Center (PSAP) Supervisor

Communications Center (PSAP) Training Supervisor

Communications Center (PSAP) Administrative Supervisor

Communications Unit Leader (COML) Certification

Communications Division - Interim Communications Manager

Communications Systems Analyst

APCO International RF Technician of the Year award recipient

Communications Center Supervisor of the Year award recipient

Treasurer - CPRA Chapter (4 Terms)

President - CPRA Chapter (2 Terms)

Secretary - CPRA Chapter (1 Term)

Director - CPRA Chapter

Sergeant-At-Arms - CPRA Chapter (2 Terms)

Chair - CPRA Chapter Operations Committee

Previous Conference Chair (Host Chapter) - 2013 APCO International Conference & Exposition, Anaheim, Ca

Program Chair - 2011 APCO Western States Regional Conference, Ontario, Ca

Finance Chair - 2007 APCO Western States Regional Conference, Long Beach, Ca

Finance Chair - 2006 APCO California State-Wide Training Conference

General Arrangements Chair - 1999 APCO Western States Regional Conference, San Diego, Ca

Fellow - Radio Club of America

Scout Master - Boys Scouts of America (1990 - 1996)

US Military Veteran - Vietnam (1969 - 1972)