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Call for Presentations
APCO International invites you to present at APCO 2014, August 3 – 6, in New Orleans, LA. This is your opportunity to be part of this premier event — share your knowledge and expertise with the public safety communications community. More info...

Continuing Dispatch Education
APCO Institute offers online access to monthly continuing dispatch education (CDE) articles that appear in the APCO International monthly magazine Public Safety Communications. Learn more...

Have a 2014 Training Resolution?
APCO Institute Online conducts a variety of courses via the Internet. They are accessible 24/7 from any Internet-enabled computer making them ideal for shift-working PSAP employees. Check out this year's schedule.

APCO Webinars for Members    UPDATED
Log in and catch up on APCO's archive of recorded webinars. Website
- PSAP Challenge: Text-To-9-1-1 and How To Prepare
- Cybersecurity and the PSAP
- Implementing Text to 9-1-1: PSAP & Vendor Perspectives.

APCO Signs Training MOU
APCO entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Melbourne to work cooperatively in the development of a Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety. Through the MOU, the two parties will work together to create a curriculum utilizing each party’s expertise. More info...

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APCO Project 33 Certification
Applications for P33 Certification are accepted year round. Certify that your training programs meeting the Minimum Training Standards for Public Safety Telecommunicators. Learn more.

Sponsor the CPRA CommLink
The printed CommLink is back! You find the latest Commlink listed in the FEATURES section. Commercial CPRA members..You can now sponsor the newsletter. Check our flyer for terms and rates.

Telecommunicator Awards
All 20+ years of award recipients

Membership Recognition
Special APCO and Chapter award recipients

This just in! CPRA joins APCO
In April 1945, Frank Walker, President of The Association of Police Communication Officers (APCO) officially welcomed the California Police Radio Association (CPRA) via the APCO Bulletin.  Check out a recently "unearthed" copy of the historic Bulletin (3.49 Mb PDF).

Who wrote the book?
Can you guess what fledgling APCO chapter wrote the book on public-safety frequency coordination? If you guessed the CPRA chapter, then you would be correct. Visit the APCO AFC site for a copy of the manual (3.6 Mb PDF) It is a piece of CPRA history.

Looking for a Source?
Trying to locate a product or a vendor’s telephone number? CPRA’s on-line vendor and product provides a quick and easy way to find products and services offered by CPRA commercial members. Directory.

RETAINS Toolkit 2.0
APCO's Project RETAINS Toolkit 2.0 is ready to help you address your staffing needs! Learn more.

Get your APCO gear
Visit the APCO store for all your APCO apparel and accessory needs. Visit the online store.

Commercial Corner

Looking for new ways to advertise your product line or services? Don’t have a lot to spend? How about a FREE listing in CPRA’s on-line commercial’s directory? Commercial members can post a plain text advertisement on our searchable directory. Please limit your advertisement to 200 words. No GIFs or JPEGs please. Web site and email hyperlinks are okay. Please send your advertisements directly to our Commercial Committee Chairman at commercial@cpra.org

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Other Resources
Federal Communications Commission
800Mhz Transition Administrator
Homeland Security's Ready.gov
California Office of Emergency Services
National Emergency Number Association
California National Emergency Number Association
Public Safety Wireless Network
Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce
Broadband Technology for Public Safety
California Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee


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Dispatcher - Rural/Metro San Diego and Pacific Bowers Ambulance
Deputy Director - City and County of San Fransisco
Public Safety Dispatcher II - City of Long Beach
Dispatch Supervisor - San Manuel Department of Public Safety
Police Dispatcher I - City of Indio
Radio System Manager - Snohomish County Emergency Radio System, Everett, WA
Telecomm. Maintainer Foreman - BNSF Railway
Dispatch Supervisor / Command Support - Paso Robles
Sr. Communications Technician - Pomona
Police Dispatcher (Full-time) - West-Comm JPA
Police Dispatcher (Part-time) - West-Comm JPA
Public Response Disp I - LA Cnty Sheriff's Dept (app)
Communications Director - HCFA, El Cajon
Program Support Manager - Orange County Sheriff
Radio Comm Engineer - Riverside County
Police Dispatcher II - City of Citrus Heights
Police Dispatcher II - City of Orange
Elect Comm Tech - County of Los Angeles
Fire Dispatcher - San Diego area (HCFA)
PS Comm Officer I/II - Cnty of Riverside
Radio Comm System Eng. - County of San Diego
Electronics Comm Technician - LA County
IT Specialist II - North County Dispatch JPA
Sh Comm Dispatcher II - San Bernardino County
Sh Comm Dispatcher II Trainee - San Bernardino County
Fire Comm Supervisor - City of Glendale
Telecomm. Technician - State of Calif.
Senior Telecomm. Tech. - State of Calif.
Comm Dispatcher I - Monterey Cnty
Comm Technician I/II/III - County of Kern
Public Safety Dispatcher I/II - Ventura County

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