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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Springdale Police Department Receives APCO Agency Training Program Certification

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This agency will be recognized at APCO’s 84th Annual Conference & Expo 

The Springdale Police Department, AR, has met the minimum training standards for the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International Agency Training Program Certification, a Project 33© Initiative, and has been awarded certification as of June 28, 2018.

Public safety agencies use the APCO International Agency Training Program Certification as a formal mechanism to ensure their training programs meet APCO American National Standards (ANS). Initial and continuing training for public safety telecommunicators is important as they provide essential services to the public in an expanding and rapidly changing environment.

“Effective initial training, as well as continued education is paramount for public safety telecommunicators,” said APCO International President Martha Carter. “Successfully attaining APCO’s Agency Training Program Certification clearly demonstrates an agency’s commitment to the citizens and public safety responders they serve.” The Springdale Police Department will be recognized during the Food for Thought Luncheon taking place as part of APCO’s 84th Annual Conference & Expo, in Las Vegas, NV, August 5-8, 2018. To obtain a complimentary press pass, please contact Meghan Architect at (571) 312-4400 or

For more information about the Agency Training Program Certification process, visit


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