Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, Inc.
351 N. Williamson Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1112
APCO International is the world's largest organization of public safety communications professionals. It serves the needs of public safety communications practitioners worldwide - and the welfare of the general public as a whole - by providing complete expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach.
Mission: The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) is an international leader committed to providing complete public safety communications expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach to benefit our members and the public.
Membership: APCO is a member-driven association of communications professionals that provides leadership; influences public safety communications professionals that provides leadership; influences public safety communications decisions of government and industry; promotes professional development; and fosters that development and use of technology for the benefit of the public. The association has several classes of membership open to administrative, supervisory, technical and operational personnel employed full time by federal, state and local government, including personnel in emergency medical services and civil defense, who need not to be full-time employed or supported by tax funds.
Training: APCO Institute is the premier provider of distance learning for public safety communications personnel worldwide. The Institute has helped thousands of comm center employees reach their educational goals through the convenience of its distance learning option. Online classes are accessible from any computer that has Internet access, whether at work, home, or a public place such as a library. Distance learning provides the convenience of 24-hour accessibility, making them ideal for shift-working employees. All courses are led by expert instructors from the APCO Institute Adjunct Instructor Corp.
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