As an outlet for members to help their colleagues, APCO International has established a benevolent fund known as the Sunshine Fund. The fund provides a measure of financial assistance for those public safety communications professionals who experience a life altering event of a nature that places a significant financial burden upon them or their immediate family. Based on the nature of the event and the availability of monies in the fund, these individuals may qualify for a financial grant to assist them in their time of distress. Any APCO member may nominate a colleague as a recipient for assistance. The nomination is made by completing the Sunshine Fund Request Form. The form must be completed, returned to the Chief Administrative Officer and screened by a review panel. A decision will be made and the nominator notified of the results. If the particular circumstances of the nominee fail to meet the criteria, the reasons will be communicated.
Texas APCO Mission Statement:
The Texas Chapter of the Association of Public-Safety Officials International (APCO) is a member driven association of public safety professionals. In addition to providing leadership, promoting professional development and fostering the development and use of technology benefiting those who access 9-1-1, Texas APCO is committed to recognizing those in the industry of public safety communications as professionals and establishing industry leading standards, training and technological advances.