BAPCO News

Control Room Awards recognise ‘ordinary people doing an extraordinary job’

15th January 2018

John Flynn, Head of Contact Management for Wiltshire Police, says the APD Control Room Awards will recognise “ordinary people doing an extraordinary job”.

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Introducing the BAPCO Satellite Series

15th January 2018

Following the successful launch of our additional event in May 2017, we have decided to rename our regional events as the BAPCO Satellite Series.

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NFCC Chair's Update via YouTube

12th January 2018

Roy Wilsher, Chair of the NFCC talks to Richard Stanton of the NFCC Communications Team about the latest strategy meeting.

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Live Sector News

CCS plays down G-Cloud rethink but mulls how to bring forward G10 OJEU

16 Jan 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Crown Commercial Service says it has been “overwhelmed” with G10 ...

GDS sets up dedicated team for Brexit

16 Jan 2018, 2:55 p.m.

Organisation launches £118k deputy director role to shape GDS’s policy ...

Cabinet Office’s Dowden gets GDS responsibility but his immediate focus is Carillion

16 Jan 2018, 7:08 a.m.

New Cabinet Office minister will take over Government Digital Service ...

Whitehall take steps to protect public services, employees and SMEs in wake of Carillion failure

15 Jan 2018, 6:14 p.m.

Manzoni insists dedicated teams have been monitoring Whitehall’s key suppliers ...

HMRC comes under pressure from PAC over Brexit

15 Jan 2018, 5:39 p.m.

The Public Accounts Committee has expressed concern over HMRC's handling ...

Whitehall and wider public sector checks its exposure to Carillion’s collapse

15 Jan 2018, 4:09 p.m.

Central government departments and agencies, councils, NHS trusts and other ...

DWP’s BPDTS appoints Loveday Ryder as new chief executive

12 Jan 2018, 1:28 p.m.

Ryder, who replaces the now retired Ray Long, will start ...

The potential of AI to transform the NHS

11 Jan 2018, 4:27 p.m.

Report from political think-tank Reform discusses the opportunities and challenges ...

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Autum Event 2015 - Reinforcing the ESN

08th Jan 2018

Reinforcing the ESN


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Autum Event 2015 -JESIP and ES in Collaboration

08th Jan 2018

JESIP and ES in Collaboration... is there a link? - Joy Flanagan, Communications & Engagement Manager


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Autum Event 2015 - Conversation for Emergency Communications

08th Jan 2018

ETSI STF489: Total Conversation for Emergency Communications - Gunnar Hellström, Omnitor


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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.