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British APCO Journal June 2014 has been published

16 June, 2014

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The editor Jose Sanchez is now working on the September issue of British APCO Journal - please do get in touch with him with your ideas on

Contents June 2014

Cell Broadcasting in focus: With many countries increasingly adopting Cell Broadcasting, shouldn't we give this technology a fair chance?

NG911: interviews: The US has reached a milestone on its journey to Next Generation 911: B-APCO Journal interviews APCO Past President Terry Hall to find out what lessons can be learned across the pond; plus we speak with a software guru that has been following the NG911 journey from the start.

B-APCO 2014 review

• Interoperability update – MAIT: the draft schema is now ready for your comment.

• Project Hydra: once Airwave is switched off, how will the blue lights communicate in areas not covered by a new Emergency Services Network? A solution could be at hand.

• Capita and O2 reveal that lack of technology on the beat is costing UK police £221m pa.

• Unlocking the hidden value of historical call-out records: how Cadcorp helped Nottinghamshire FRS improve its mobilisation efficiency.

• ESMCP update: a closed session gave public safety delegates a rare glimpse into the dynamics behind the introduction of the new ESN.

• Demonstration of Excelerate's Sherpa video surveillance system.

• OnStar on track: the introduction into the UK of a subscription-based in-car safety system is planned for 2015.

• Airbus launches an emergency notification system for the public.


• Sir Hugh Orde is ready to welcome you to the ACPO 2014 Summer Conference.

• Let's get unconferencing! Some of the highlights from Blue Light Camp 2014.

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