Launched in June 1993, British APCO (previously known as BAPCO) is now acknowledged as THE leading UK based Association in the British Isles for all professionals in public safety and civil contingencies communications and information systems.
As a not-for-profit organisation, British APCO is an independent, organisation that provides a forum for professionals in the field of public safety and civil contingencies communications and information technology to exchange information, ideas and experiences. In partnership with the industry it maintains regular liaison with manufacturers and other commercial bodies, such as consultants, to monitor developments in technology and future planning.
British APCO is currently unique in Europe as the only multi-discipline, multi-level Association for public safety communications and information systems managers, users, maintainers and providers. British ACPO is assisting other countries to create equivalent organisations. We are also involved in a number European projects representing user views.
British APCO is affiliated to APCO Global Alliance which includes similar organisations representing public safety users in the USA, Canada and Australasia. British APCO members are an important part of a worldwide network of public safety communications and information technology professionals.
Individuals experience, knowledge and expertise combined with that of other members worldwide help to achieve the goal of excellence and transfer of knowledge in the public safety/civil contingencies services.