About APCO International

Founded on January 21, 1935, APCO International is the world’s oldest and largest organization of public safety communications professionals.

APCO’s 40,000+ membership includes those who manage, operate, build and support public safety communications systems for law enforcement, fire, emergency medical and other public safety agencies. The association supports its members – and the general public – by providing industry expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach.

The association is based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with executive offices in Alexandria, VA.

Our members come from every type of public safety organization imaginable…

  • 9-1-1 Centers
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Departments
  • Public Safety Departments
  • Emergency Management Centers
  • Transportation Agencies & Facilities
  • Forestry Services
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Military Units
  • Manufacturers
  • Technical & Repair Services
  • Engineers
  • Consultants
  • and dozens of similar organizations…


The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) is an international leader committed to providing complete public safety communications expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach to benefit our members and the public.


APCO International commits to strengthen our communities by empowering and educating public safety communications professionals.

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