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APCO Awards Scholarships to 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Professionals

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  • APCO Awards Scholarships to 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Professionals

    The scholarship funds allow public safety professionals to pursue professional development opportunities.

    Alexandria, VA – The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International recently awarded close to $80,000 in scholarship awards to APCO members. The awards were administered through the APCO Commercial Advisory Council (CAC)/Silent Key Scholarship Program, making scholarship funds available to public safety communications professionals to participate in APCO Institute training.

    The APCO Institute is the largest provider of public safety communications training, serving industry professionals with professional development opportunities to enhance safety and security for first responders and the communities served.

    Scholarship applications submitted underwent a review and scoring process by the APCO Institute Advisory Committee. Scholarships were awarded to APCO members representing all professional levels in the emergency communications industry, including frontline personnel, supervisors, managers and other professionals who play a vital role in public safety communications.

    “The APCO Scholarship Program is a valuable program allowing for our members to pursue professional development opportunities and training to enhance their careers and develop their skills,” said APCO International President Jason E. Kern, CPE. “We are truly grateful to those individuals and organizations who contributed to the scholarship fund for their generosity and support of the dedicated individuals that serve in the emergency communications profession.”

    The scholarship application period was from January 1 to March 31, 2022. Award recipients may use scholarship funds to enroll in APCO Institute training and certification courses between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023. Applications for next year’s scholarship program opens on January 1, 2023.

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    APCO International is the world’s oldest and largest organization of public safety communications professionals and supports the largest U.S. membership base of any public safety association. 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.