Telecommunicator Week Wrap-Up

Today is the final day of Telecommunicator week, and it has been a fantastic experience. Announcing the winners throughout the week has stepped up the enthusiasm and interest, we love it! Below is a summary of all the posts we published this week. Lots of heart-warming, thrilling, encouraging, and a few incredibly sad stories were shared for the award winners. […]

Updated Chapter Logo

You may have noticed we have been using a slightly updated Chapter logo. You still might see some poster boards or other marketing material with the previous logo, but digitally we have begun transitioning to this new gold line logo. Why did we update the logo? This narrowest of lines represents those who are rarely seen but always heard and […]

Congratulations Kevin Bayer, Washington’s newest CPE!

Kevin Bayer, Public Safety Telecommunicator Supervisor at Bothell Police Department, recently earned the APCO Certified Public Safety Executive designation. After two 12-week online courses and a ten-day capstone. Well done Kevin! “I found the CPE class to be an intense, amazing experience well worth the time, effort, and cost. I was hesitant to apply for the class because of the […]

Happy New Year!

As the year begins there is much to be excited about! Telecommunicator Training & Certification We are working on getting SB-5555 relating to Public Safety Telecommunicators and the establishment of a Certification Board through the Legislature. 2023 Chapter Calendar We have established a Chapter Photo Challenge so that we can build our first Chapter Photo Callendar in 2023. New Committee […]

HB 1310 Permissible uses of force

Subject: Article on HB 1310 (police use of force) https://www.nwnewsnetwork.org/government-and-politics/2021-06-21/police-say-its-hands-off-for-some-mental-health-cases-after-use-of-force-law-change Article on HB 1310 (police use of force) WA Legislation: https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1310&Year=2021&Initiative=false