Control Room Awards launched to celebrate unsung heroes of the emergency services

4th December 2017

APD, a company specialising in mission critical solutions for the emergency services has launched the first awards to recognise and celebrate unsung heroes working behind the scenes in control rooms across the UK.

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Ethical Hackers to Boost NHS Cyber Defences

28th November 2017

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Police to get Samsung smartphones in £210m deal to connect emergency services.  The Telegraph 23rd November 2017

24th November 2017

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Live Sector News

NHS Digital progresses procurement of key data de-identification project

8 Dec 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Prior information notice looks for expressions of interest in key ...

Portsmouth issues tender for children's social care case management system

8 Dec 2017, 1:08 p.m.

£1.3m contract for the supply, installation and hosting of a ...

Home Office explores using data analytics platform to identify cyber threats

7 Dec 2017, 7:03 p.m.

Digital Outcomes and Specialists opportunity discusses “innovative, exploratory project” using ...

EU ministers reach agreement on 5G roadmap

7 Dec 2017, 1:18 p.m.

EU goal is to achieve 5G connectivity across all major ...

EU ministers reach agreement on 5G roadmap

7 Dec 2017, 1:18 p.m.

EU goal is to achieve 5G connectivity across all major ...

Competition and Markets Authority seeks a chief data and digital insights officer

6 Dec 2017, 1:49 p.m.

£130k role will be responsible for the development of new ...

BBC hunts supplier to provide digital testing services

5 Dec 2017, 2:14 p.m.

£30m tender issued for single-supplier framework for services including functional ...

Jisc Services tenders for framework to build access infrastructure for Janet network

5 Dec 2017, 6:43 a.m.

£15m framework will help implement access provisioning strategy to supersede ...


Latest Resources


Secondary piece featuring the story of Deborah Griffiths

04th Dec 2017

‘Time seemed to stand still … I just knew I had to keep the call going’ The story of Deborah Griffiths, the West Yorkshire Police Call Handler who took the first 999 call following the fatal attack on MP Jo Cox. Her outstanding professionalism and contribution to the response to a traumatic incident illustrates why control room staff are deserving of recognition in these new awards.

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BGM 2017 Minutes

28th Nov 2017

Minutes from BGM which took place at St James' Park on 9 November 2017.

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Spring Event 2017 - Day 2 - what3words

23rd Nov 2017

Simplifying Location for Emergency Services - Tom Mursell, what3words

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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.