2017 Board Elections

Texas APCO is now seeking candidates for Executive Council and 2nd VP. To declare candidacy, refer to the TX APCO Policy Manual Section 7.3 Procedures for Declaring Officer Candidacy.

The appropriate steps and required paperwork must be completed and received by the TX APCO President Monica Corbin-Simon, President Elect Kimberly Turner, and Secretary/Treasurer Regina Cochran no later than February 23, 2017 at 5:00pm CST.

Email the required documentation to both monica.corbin-simon@houstontx.gov, kturner@team911.com and rcochran@team911.com

2017 TX PUBLIC SAFETY CONFERENCE

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submissions Extended – till January 27, 2017

The Texas Public Safety Conference is one of the largest gathering of public safety professionals and the premier event in the State of Texas. We are excited to announce that the 2017 Conference will be held in Galveston on April 9-12, 2017 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. The Call for Papers invites Texas APCO and NENA members, industry associates and partners, educators and public safety professionals to submit a paper to be considered for a session within our Professional Development Program.
Be a part of the 2017 agenda!
Interested in Speaking?

The 2017 Session Tracks include the following:
• Telecommunicator & Training
o These sessions focus on subject that are relevant to frontline Telecommunicators including procedures related to answering 9-1-1 calls, dispatching responders in the field and physical/emotional health and wellness; as well as training new Telecommunicators and those who are seasoned in the industry.
• Database, GIS & Technology
o These sessions are dedicated to relevant and future-thinking topics related to Land Mobile Radio (LMR), operational impact of new technology in the communications center and how technology and information sharing is evolving as well as GIS, NG 9-1-1 and mapping.
• Leadership, Management & Supervision
o These sessions focus on developing leadership skills that every successful public safety professional needs to possess, both operationally and technically as well as enabling leaders to impact their employees and the agency by focusing on issues directly related to operating a communications and mentoring incoming and rising leaders.
• Public Education
o These sessions are devoted to those in the industry who’s primary role is educating the public about 9-1-1, text, video relay and communications with impaired callers.

Contact information for Sessions/Presentations:
• Mindy Adams: mindy.adams@denco.org
• Gene Smith: cesmithconsulting@gmail.com
Click Here for Call for Papers Submission

Scholarships Available

Have you always wanted to obtain your RPL, or attend a national conference? The Texas APCO board can help!The Texas APCO Board offers scholarships for members. These scholarships can help cover expenses for RPL training, online training, classroom training, or conference expenses. Don’t miss the opportunity to apply, the deadline is March 31, 2016

Click here to apply for a scholarship.