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Partnering to Improve Public Safety Apps

APCO invited a few developers to participate in an app efficiency testing program using ARO with support from CTIA and AT&T’s experts. Here are two examples of how apps were improved by these partnerships.

  • APCO
  • November 6, 2015 3:31 PM

APCO Releases Fact Sheet and White Paper on Mobile Apps and 9-1-1

Alexandria, Va. - Today, APCO International released a Fact Sheet on Mobile Apps and 9-1-1, and a White Paper on “The Status of 9-1-1 Apps.” These documents are intended to educate the general public and stakeholders in the app development commun..
  • APCO
  • April 27, 2015 8:49 PM

APCO Holds Workshop to Identify Initial Public Safety Security Requirements for Mobile Apps

Multi-stakeholder Effort Included the Department of Commerce, FirstNet, Public Safety Practitioners, and Industry Experts February 25, 2014 Orlando, FL – Today, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International host..
  • APCO
  • February 25, 2014 4:49 PM

Developing Applications to Enhance Law Enforcement Operations

AppComm member Jason Coillot, developer of Vehicle Information System, was profiled by FirstNet as a law enforcement professional turned app developer in a FirstNet blog post. His app provides an extensive image database for viewing or identifying a suspect’s vehicle that can be downloaded and used by individual officers, or licensed for use in patrol cars with the goal of making investigations faster and more efficient.

  • APCO
  • January 15, 2015 7:12 PM

APCO Aims to Increase Public Safety Participation in App Development

Mark Reddish, who is the Government Relations Associate at APCO, has been a firefighter and EMT for six years. His on-the-job experience is valuable when advocating for the public safety community on policy and regulatory matters. It’s also a huge plus when it comes to the development of mobile applications for public safety, which is something that APCO has been active on as smartphones and other broadband-enabled devices are used more during response operations.

  • APCO
  • September 5, 2014 5:24 PM

APCO’s Application Community (AppComm) Celebrates its First Anniversary

Alexandria, VA — Today, APCO celebrates the one-year anniversary of establishing the Application Community (www.AppComm.org). Recognizing the potential of apps to revolutionize public safety communications, APCO created AppComm to facilitate collab..
  • APCO
  • April 23, 2014 2:15 PM