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!
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.
2018 Western Regional Conference (WRC)
Washington State APCO-NENA Chapter is pleased to invite vendors and exhibitors to join us at the 2018 Western Regional Conference (WRC), which will be held March 27-29, 2018, at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center in Tacoma, Washington. The registration portal is now open and the vendor/exhibitor informational letter is posted on the site as well. The registration link is: www.regonline.com/2018wrce
Congratulations to our newly elected Chapter Officers:
President – Karl Hatton, Jeffcom 9-1-1/Pencom
President Elect – Lora Ueland, Valleycom
NENA Treasurer – Bill Peters, SECO
East Side Ambassador – Jay Atwood, Spokane Fire
Commercial Representative – Dana Hanford, The Sales Group, Inc.
In addition, the proposed Bylaws changes were also approved. The Presidential term is now a 2 year term and Karl Hatton will continue as President until 2019. Continuing in their terms are:
Secretary – Katy Myers, CRESA
West Side Ambassador – Tim Martindale, PACCOM
APCO Treasurer – Richard Kirton, CENCOM
Executive Council Rep – Sheryl Mullen, Redmond PD
Past President – Jackie Jones, MACC 911
The electronic vote and in-person voting was tallied at our Chapter Meeting on June 27th at the 3 Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA. Chapter Officers will be sworn-in on Thursday at the banquet.
ANNOUNCING THE WA APCO-NENA 2016 PUBLIC SAFETY AWARD RECIPIENTS
We will celebrate at our annual awards banquet during the 2017 Public Safety Communications Conference at the 3 Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA. Click here for more info about the 2017 PSCC
Congratulations to all of our Award Recipients!
TELECOMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR FOR SUSTAINED SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE
Emily Garner, Public Safety Telecommunicator II, Kitsap 911 (CENCOM), Bremerton, WA
TELECOMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR FOR EXEMPLARY HANDLING OF A CRITICAL INCIDENT
Jennifer Abruzzo, Dispatcher, South Sound 911, Tacoma, WA
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS INFORMATION TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR FOR SUSTAINED SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE
Stacey Fritz, CAD/E911 Technician, Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA), Vancouver, WA
TELECOMMUNICATOR TEAM OF THE YEAR
Thurston 911 Communications (TCOMM 911), Olympia, WA
Amber Albright, Public Safety Telecommunicator
Jennifer Rodgers, Public Safety Telecommunicator
Laurie Shefler, Public Safety Telecommunicator
Dana Libby, Public Safety Telecommunicator
2018 APCO Western Regional Conference, Tacoma, WA
2018 APCO WRC CALL FOR PAPERS
2018 APCO Western Regional Conference hosted by the Washington State Chapter of APCO-NENA
Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, WA
Week of March 26, 2018
2 primary hotels: Murano Hotel & Courtyard by Marriot (10 hotels total)
Visit www.2018.apcowrc.org for more information.
Washington State now has a TERT program, please click here to view our new page and downloads.
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!