Phil Kidner

10th January 2022

We are very sad to learn of the death of Phil Kidner, who led TCCA as Chief Executive Officer from 2007 until his retirement in 2017.

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Control room heroes celebrated in international campaign

27th October 2021

International Control Room Week ran from 18-24 October and saw control room staff and colleagues celebrate across the UK and Ireland and as far afield as Australia and New Zealand.

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Appointment of Duncan Swan as COO of British APCO

12th October 2021

The President of British APCO, John Anthony, today announced the appointment of Duncan Swan as the association’s new Chief Operating Officer. Duncan will take up this part-time role at the beginning of March 2022.

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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.

British APCO is a growing community with extensive communications knowledge gained as a result of delivering real life public safety.  We are an independent, user led, not for profit association working to improve emergency services and public safety communications and information technology for everybody’s benefit.








British APCO members are an important part of a worldwide network of public safety communications and information technology professionals.  British APCO is affiliated to APCO Global Alliance which includes sister organisations representing public safety users in the USA and Canada.

Our members' individual experience, knowledge and expertise combined with that of our partners worldwide helps British APCO act as a hub for knowledge and support in a fast moving sector focused on public safety.