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Public Safety Practitioner Membership

APCO membership is available to public safety professionals who staff, manage, design, construct, install, command or operate an emergency communications center (ECC) and/or supporting information system.

Joining APCO International connects you with these benefits:


  • Conferences and EventsLearn, network with peers and see the latest products and services at APCO events.Members receive a discount on select events.
  • PSConnect - 24/7 access to a forum where you can share ideas and connect with your peers.
  • Mentoring and Leadership Opportunities - Only members can join one of APCO's influential committees that shape our industry.


  • Public Safety Communications - APCO International's bi-monthly print and digital magazine; the authoritative source of information on public safety communications worldwide. Online members receive only the electronic version.
  • PSC eNews - Weekly electronic newsletter with industry updates and APCO news to keep you connected and up-to-date.
  • Membership Minute - Members-only monthly email with updates and news about APCO and the industry.

Training & Career Advancement

  • APCO Institute - Real world training with online and in-person courses instructed by the industry’s best. Members receive a discount.
  • Career Center - For jobseekers and employers, an unmatched opportunity to connect. Members receive discounted job postings.
  • Webinars - Live and recorded webinars providing on-demand learning on current issues and events. Members receive free or discounted access.
  • Awards and Recognition Programs - Designations and awards recognizing the industry’s top achievers for their hard work and dedication.

Technical Assistance and Resources

  • Frequency CoordinationAPCO’s spectrum management department (AFC), providing comprehensive radio frequency management for ECCs.
  • LicensingFull-service licensing preparation with a staff experienced in application preparation and processing, licensing policies and procedures, and the coordination process.
  • License ManagementProviding peace of mind by reviewing your call sign to ensure it is current and that future FCC changes and time sensitive requirements are adhered to and supported.
  • 9-1-1 Resources & Expertise - Services, resources and technical experts to answer your most difficult questions on issues such as broadband, narrowbanding, 800MHz, interoperability and interference.
  • APCO Consulting Services - Unbiased, vendor-neutral, comprehensive professional review of an agency's emergency communications needs and programs


  • By joining APCO you will have a voice and it will be heard. APCO advocates for the policies, regulation and legislation most important to you.

Affinity Programs

APCO has partnered with companies to provide members with discounts.

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