MOAPCO – Missouri Chapter of APCO International

Leaders in Missouri's Public Safety Communications

Congratulations to the First APCO CPE Course Graduates

Posted on | January 17, 2017 | No Comments

Including Missouri’s own Robin Tieman!

NICE Public Safety – 2017

Posted on | January 10, 2017 | No Comments

Click picture to link to the NICE website.

Nominate your PSAP’s finest!

Is there someone in your emergency communications center who goes above and beyond? Recognize your top performers by nominating them for a PSAPs’ Finest Award. PSAPs’ Finest Awards is an annual global recognition program for emergency communications professionals now in its twelfth year. New for 2017 are categories for Trainer of the Year and Innovator of the Year!

Any public safety communications professional or agency is eligible to receive an award. Winners are selected by an independent judging panel of your Public Safety peers. NICE invites you to submit your nominations online through June 1, 2017. Winners will be announced in August 2017.

Questions regarding the 2017 PSAPs’ Finest Awards can be directed to


Posted on | January 5, 2017 | No Comments

Nomination Information:

MPSCC Spring 2017 – Registration Open

Posted on | December 19, 2016 | No Comments

Link to the registration site at:

November Member & Chapter Services Newsletter

Posted on | December 13, 2016 | No Comments

November 2016 Newsletter

Become Involved! Officer Nominations are being excepted Now!

Posted on | September 29, 2016 | No Comments

During the Chapter quorum meeting in March 2017, all non-appointed Board of Officer positions will be elected.  If you want to be involved in  the governance of the Missouri Chapter – this is the time.  Contact a current Board member or visit the Chapter Information Page to get a copy of the nomination package (in the Policy Manual).  A summary of qualifications, Officer Positions, and duties follows:

All Candidates for the Board of Officers shall

  • Be a member in good standing serving in a non-commercial capacity.
  • Reside in the State of Missouri.
  • Have the support of their agency unless retired from Public Safety.
  • Have attended two of the last four Missouri APCO sponsored conferences.

President: Candidates are required to have prior Missouri APCO board experience.

  • Preside at all general membership and special meetings.
  • Require, enforce, and rule in matters of parliamentary procedure.
  • Outline annual objectives for the year.
  • Discuss any proposed resolutions to be presented to the Chapter Membership Quorum
  • Submit to the Association Membership Department the name and pertinent information of the MOAPCO Primary and Alternate Frequency Advisor and any changes.
  • Appoint an alternate representative to represent MOAPCO at the APCO Executive Council meeting should the Association Executive Council Member be unable to attend.
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of all committees of MOAPCO.
  • Ensure meeting conduct is in keeping with the purpose of MOAPCO.
  • Appoint special committees to perform tasks deemed necessary during the term. Make appointments to standing and special committees.
  • Call any committee into session at any time.
  • Perform other duties as may be required that are not specifically assigned to others.


  • Perform the duties of President in the President’s absence.
  • Participate in Board of Officer responsibilities as assigned by the President or the Board of Officers.
  • Perform other duties as may be required that are not specifically assigned to others.


  • Serve as Secretary to the Board of Officers and MOAPCO business meetings.
  • Prepare complete minutes of all MOAPCO meetings and distribute to the MOAPCO Board and Association Office.
  • Keep a complete roll of the membership, furnishing up to date listings at frequent intervals to the President, Vice-President, and Conference Chairman.
  • Maintain a schedule of future chapter meeting dates and locations for at least one year in advance and shall report these to the Association Membership Department promptly upon their scheduling.
  • Perform such other duties as may be required that are not specifically assigned to others.


  • Receive all funds belonging to MOAPCO.
  • Maintain bank accounts for the orderly processing of all funds.
  • Pay from the accounts all MOAPCO obligations as prescribed by the Chapter or upon orders from the President or the Board of Officers during intervals between Chapter meetings
  • Prepare a financial report and present it at each meeting
  • Make financial records available to the Board of Officers for auditing purposes.
  • Deliver promptly all monies and records as described in the following section to the Treasurer’s successor or to whomever the Board of Officers may designate to receive them.
  • Maintain all financial records in their original form as required by state laws or statutes.
  • Perform such other duties as may be required that are not specifically assigned to others.

 APCO-International Executive Council Representative: required to have two years of prior Missouri APCO board experience.

  • Represent MOAPCO at all meetings of the Association Executive Council.
  • Receive guidance and advice from the MOAPCO Board of Officers on subjects that are on the agenda for the Association Executive Council meetings.
  • Speak and vote on behalf of the Chapter on non-agenda items without the consent MOAPCO.
  • Report to MOAPCO at each MOAPCO meeting the activities of the Association.
  • Perform such other duties as may be required that are not specifically assigned to others.

Chapter Commercial Advisory Member (CCAM)

  • Provide guidance and support to enhance the relationship between the commercial community and non-commercial members of MOAPCO.
  • Provide guidance and support to the Board of Officers on matters related to the vendor hall portion of the annual conference.
  • Assist the Board in soliciting sponsors for MOAPCO programs and events.
  • Promote the active participation of members in the Commercial Member category.
  • Serve as a non-voting advisory member of the Board.

Member at Large: shall reside or work within the region which they represent.

  • Central Region Representative (Audrain, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dallas, Howard, Hickory, Gasconade, Laclede, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Montgomery, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Phelps, Pulaski, and Saline Counties)
  • Northeast Region Representative (Adair, Chariton, Clark, Franklin, Jefferson, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, St Charles, St Louis, Sullivan, and Warren Counties)
  • Northwest Region Representative (Andrews, Atchinson, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, De Kalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Nodaway, Platte, Ray, and Worth Counties)
  • Southeast Region Representative (Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dent, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Ste Genevieve, St Francois, Stoddard, Washington, and Wayne Counties)
  • Southwest Region Representative (Barry, Barton, Bates, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Douglas, Greene, Henry, Howell, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Polk, St Clair, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster, and Wright Counties)

Member at Large Duties

  • Attend meetings of the Board of Officers to offer regional insight and express regional concerns.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with public safety communications professionals within their region.
  • Provide information on the benefits of membership and encourage public safety communications professionals within their region to join APCO.
  • Encourage APCO members to seek leadership opportunities and become involved in the management of the Missouri Chapter and APCO International.
  • Perform such other duties as may be required that are not specifically assigned to others.

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Posted on | April 10, 2016 | No Comments

You may not know, but today marks the beginning of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 10-16, 2016, honoring the call takers, dispatchers, supervisors, trainers, managers, and other essential communications staff manning 911 Centers, Fire Service Centers, County Sheriffs Offices, Emergency Medical Service stations, City Police Departments, and other dispatch facilities throughout our state and nation.

Please take a moment this week to think about the communications professionals working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide the vital link between people in need and the fire, law, and EMS personnel who respond to help them.  If you have an opportunity, thank them in some way for their diligence and devotion to duty.  They miss dinners with family, work birthdays, and holidays because the work they do is so essential to public safety.

Whether communications professionals work in a huge metropolitan 911 center or in a rural county dispatch center, they make the difference every day in the lives of the citizens and the safety of other public safety professionals in the field. When moments matter – the telecommunicator makes the most of every moment.  As President of the Missouri Chapter of APCO, I thank all of my fellow public safety communications professionals for the amazing work you do today and everyday.  Take a moment this week to give thanks to the telecommunicator beside you and accept an accolade or two for yourself.  You deserve it!

Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week 2016!!



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