British APCO: Knowledge Exchange for Public Safety Communications

Welcome to the British Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (British APCO)

British APCO is a growing community with extensive communications knowledge gained as a result of delivering real life public safety.

British APCO fosters knowledge exchange in communications to support and improve the delivery of public safety.


Public emergency alerts: mobile alerting trials

Updated 28 March 2014


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Green announces court modernisation programme

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British APCO Journal - March 2014 200

As the official publication of British APCO, our Journal serves to disseminate information on all aspects of communications and information technology. Click here for more information.


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Multi Agency Incident Transfer: Draft Schema for YOUR comments

MAITBritish APCO has been working with the Cabinet Office, Welsh Government and our members from both the emergency services and the commercial sector to work on the problem of exchanging incidents between agency control rooms. We have been working to agree an open, common schema in line with the UK Government’s Open Standards Principles. This schema (which grew out of the Direct Electronic Incident Transfer trial undertaken in Wales) has been suggested as a solution to the Cabinet Office Standards Challenge on this issue which can be found on the UK Government’s Standards Hub... read more here

The FCS Site Engineering Accreditation Scheme

This Accreditation Scheme provides customers with a selection of technically competent, high quality professional providers who will install a radio communications system in a proper manner... read more here