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About the APCO Online Museum


APCO’s Historical Committee works to capture and memorialize the many changes that have occurred during the Association’s history. The artifacts you’ll find in this Online Museum were contributed by former and current public safety communications professionals in an effort to share this history rich in the traditions of helping others and excellence in service. As an Association formed nearly 80 years ago, APCO International has a rich history. Since that time, the Association and the field of public safety communications have undergone myriad changes.


The people, the technology, the memorabilia all weave together to tell the story of how APCO has grown to be the largest public safety communications membership association, and how the industry’s capabilities have grown exponentially to keep pace with the needs of the public it serves.

Submissions to the Online Museum are welcome and are included at the discretion of the APCO International Historical Committee.