BAPCO News

Leading public safety organisation backs Control Room Awards

11th December 2017

British APCO has thrown its weight behind the first national awards to celebrate unsung heroes within emergency services and other critical control operations.

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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

NI’s Land and Property Services issues tender for spatial data management

13 Dec 2017, 12:38 p.m.

£4m contract for supporting services for the OSNI 2015 large-scale ...

FirstNet Launches Ruthless Preemption for First Responders

12 Dec 2017, 5:43 p.m.

FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network, now features ruthless ...

Cabinet Office seeks deputy director head of portfolio management

12 Dec 2017, 1:09 p.m.

£118k role will set the direction for the development and ...

Environment Agency readies plan to upgrade national telemetry systems

12 Dec 2017, 11:07 a.m.

Agency looks for supplier input ahead of likely £1m contract ...

PAC “sceptical” departments are up to job of delivering border systems for Brexit

11 Dec 2017, 6:11 p.m.

Watchdog warns around 30 of 85 IT systems used at ...

FCO launches ECHO2 framework tender to link departments with embassies

11 Dec 2017, 4:32 p.m.

£75m to £350m data connectivity framework opened up to bids ...

Missouri to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Greitens Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

11 Dec 2017, 4:18 p.m.

Missouri is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor ...

EU skills coalition wants to beef up digital capabilities across Europe

11 Dec 2017, 12:56 p.m.

European companies and organisations were invited to submit projects they ...

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BAPCO Announces Support for Control Room Awards

11th Dec 2017

Press release by APD announcing BAPCO support for the Control Room Awards.


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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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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.