Welcome to the Washington Chapter of APCO-NENA!

We are devoted to the advancement of Public Safety Communications. Come join the fastest growing group of public safety professionals in the country. Our members can be found in every communications center in Washington State. Working in a high stress environment produces different needs and increasingly complex technologies are required for public safety. Come join our team today!
911 Dispatcher
About APCO Membership: APCO-NENA represents its members before communications regulatory agencies and policy-making bodies. As a member of APCO-NENA Washington, you are an important part of the strongest network of public safety communications professionals in the state. Your experience and knowledge combined with that of our other members helps all of us achieve our goal of excellence in public safety communications. If you would like to receive general information on the Chapter contact the Chapter Secretary to sign up for PS Connect. Click here to apply for APCO Membership or click here for NENA Membership.

smug mug


    Washington APCO-NENA Telecommunicator Certification (WANT) Taskforce recommendation for Statewide Training Certification
    Cover Letter for Recommendation to Chapter
    Outline of Recommendation for Mandatory Certification for Telecommunicators in Washington

    2016 WA APCO-NENA Public Safety Communications Conference
    Kennewick, Washington - June 22 through 24, 2016
    Click on this link: CALL FOR PAPERS

    It's Coming...
    WRC 2018
    (APCO Western Regional Conference 2018)

    Visit www.2018.apcowrc.org/ for more information

    2016 APCO Western Regional Conference March 8-10, 2016

    Portland Oregon. How to register - Please visit the conference website at www.apcowrc2016.org

    Point of View of a Telecommunicator - Ever wonder what it is like to be a Telecommunicator? Talented WA APCO-NENA Member, Kenny Solberg of NORCOM 911 in Bellevue created this video to give the viewer an idea of what it is like to be in the hot seat answering 911 calls and dispatching emergency responders.


    Letters referring budget
    Letter to the house referring budget
    Letter to the senators referring budget

    Your Washington APCO-NENA Chapter at work Protecting E911 Funding... Letters to the Governor of Washington State regarding continuing attempts to use E911 funding for non related activities.
    Download APCO Signatures here.
    Download NENA Signatures here.

    TERT: Washington State now has a TERT program, please click here to view our new page and downloads.

    Support APCO-NENA! The Chapter spends over $10K a year to make sure your voice is heard in Olympia. Click here to find out how you can help!


    Read more news...