APCO Standards Development

APCO Standards Development Writing Groups

Technology is transforming PSAPs into the nerve center of Emergency Response. Managing data-rich communications and multiple communications paths from 9-1-1 callers then to and between first responders. Will become and ever more challenging task. But it is not only technology that drives our profession, and our progress, it is people. People just like you who are front line Telecommunicators, Supervisors, Managers, Technologists, and specialists at every level. In addition, our working partnership with industry has never been more critical.

APCO, as an ANSI Accredited Standards Development Organization, is poised to lead America’s Emergency Communications Centers and Professionals into this exciting future. But we can only do it if you, our members, participate in, and become part of leading, the process of creating the standards and best practices that will define our profession for years to come.

Standards Development Writing Groups are formed as needed, based upon the identification of new standards to be developed, with the goal of providing subject matter expertise across multiple groups in the development of these standards. APCO seeks public safety practitioners, vendor and commercial technologists, and academic and Federal partner participation in these writing groups to ensure a good mix of experience and expertise.
We invite you to volunteer for the writing group that best aligns with your background, skills and interests. Click below to begin the application process.

Note: You will be prompted to input your email address and the password you established with APCO. If you do not remember it, you can click on the “forgot password” link to easily reset it. APCO has a very large registry so you are likely in our system. If you have not visited us in a while, you will be prompted after logging in to review your contact information to ensure it is current. These login steps save you many keystrokes and streamlines our application review process. Thanks for your interest.
Click here to apply to participate on a working group.
For more information on Standards Development, click here.
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