About Us


Launched in June 1993 as the British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, British APCO, also known as BAPCO, is now acknowledged as the leading UK based Association for all professionals using or developing Public Safety technology.

British APCO is a growing community with extensive knowledge in Public Safety technology as a result of our members' use and delivery of real life public safety solutions.  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.

Our Members

Our organisation is growing in membership, resource and influence, harnessing the expertise of those working at all levels and in all aspects of the public safety, critical communications information systems community.  At a crucial time for our sector, we enable members to share knowledge, learn and network at events and via the BAPCO Journal and this website.  We have specialist groups focusing on a range of projects, from 999 Apps, to MAIT and ESMCP and on the needs of SMEs.

Membership of British APCO is FREE to those working in the public sector and the fee for individual commercial membership remains at £100.  All of the benefits detailed above are free to members.

If you are already a member of British APCO, we encourage you to make the most of the membership benefits offered.  If you are not currently a member, we encourage you to JOIN TODAY!