The polls are open!

Do you love going to work every day because you have the absolute BEST supervisor in the State?! Are you a top notch FIRST, first responder because you had the BEST CTO in the state? Does your I.T. team come running in the middle of the night when CAD crashes? Do you work with the coolest, calmest FIRST, first responder who you want to be like when you grow up? Is your shift the one that everyone else wishes they were on? Share it with the group by nominating those people for the 2019 Texas APCO Awards which are announced at the 2020 Texas Public Safety Conference in Galveston!

2019 Texas Public Safety Fall Training Conference

AS OF OCTOBER 10, THE HOTEL DISCOUNT HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED

This year, the fall training event is moving from Fredericksburg to Grapevine. You can register here and the conference schedule is here. Accommodations and the symposium itself will be at the fun and family friendly Great Wolf Lodge!

Symposium dates are October 21-23, and the amazing room rate will be extended to Saturday night, October 19, so plan a mini-vacation! The suites being offered are the standard family suite. Click here for the room description. More importantly, click here for the water park area description, because each room comes with 6 pool passes!!

There is a fee this year for attendees: $35 for APCO and/or NENA members and $50 for non-members. If you are interested in becoming a member, check out APCO International’s membership page and/or National NENA’s membership page to learn about the many benefits!

2019 Fall General Meeting Announcement & Bylaw Revision Vote

Official Notice for a General Meeting. TX APCO will be holding a General meeting on October 23rd at 1 pm in Fallen Timbers B immediately following the end of the Texas Public Safety Fall Training Conference. There will be four bylaw revisions open for discussion during this meeting, which you may review by scrolling below.

For those attending the General Meeting at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine: on Oct 23rd at 1 pm in Fallen Timbers B, there will be a laptop set up for you to vote. Voting will stay open until Nov 15th.  Those not attending the General Meeting may vote using this link. Voting will be exclusively online.

Congratulations Texas 9-1-1 Dispatchers!

Effective September 1, 2019, the State Legislature voted to include emergency dispatchers in the umbrella of first responders. Click here to read about our success on CNN.

Even more good news comes with this recognition: Wayland Baptist University has invited us to take advantage of their Law Enforcement Scholarship and Academic Program!

Good afternoon:   I wanted to let you know that starting with our upcoming Winter term, certified dispatchers in the great state of Texas now qualify for the Law Enforcement Scholarship and Academic Program offered at Wayland!  Spouses and dependent children also qualify.  You can read more here.  Look for the red text!   Please help us get the word out to all your dispatchers.  Let me know if you have questions or need more information. As always, thanks for what you do.   Sincerely,   Dr. Daniel Brown Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives (806) 291-3416   Wayland Baptist University 1900 W. 7th St. CMB 1305 Plainview, TX 79072

Galveston 2020 Call for Papers is Open

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.

Click here for more information on this opportunity!