Young Professionals

APCO 2019 is a great opportunity for you to enhance both your personal and professional growth as a member of the public-safety communications industry. Our goal is to ensure your experience at conference is one that is memorable and contributes to your success. To give you a good start with knowing what to expect, we have listed some helpful information below.

Young Professional Mixer
Monday, August 12, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Lord Baltimore Hotel, Rooftop

Must have badge for entry. Come network with fellow young professionals (35 years of age or younger). Invitations will be sent via email in July.

As a young professional, my involvement with APCO International has continued to help catapult my career to the next level. From volunteering for committees and taskforces to attending the conference each year, APCO has truly helped grow and develop the skills I need to be a successful public safety communications professional.

My participation on the Young Professionals Taskforce has been energizing. It is rewarding to see so many young professionals passionate about their careers and excited about the future of our industry.

I encourage my fellow young professionals to get involved by volunteering and develop relationships by networking with others during the conference. Getting involved with APCO will not only help you grow in your current position, it will help cultivate your leadership skills to prepare you for future opportunities.

Jonathan Jones, 911 Operations Coordinator, Athens-Clarke County
Police Department; Young Professional Taskforce Chair

Your Conference, Your Way!
APCO International supports the young professional community by offering tailored programs, education, and events which are designed to help cultivate future leaders in the public safety communication industry. Make sure to check out these areas at conference.

Career Advancement Center
Take this opportunity to engage in discussions with experts from both the private and public sector on topics critical to your professional development. CEU’s are available.
Resume Review (link coming soon)
Sign up for the opportunity to have your resume reviewed by industry professionals.
Professional Development Sessions
Make sure to check out the different sessions in our Leadership Development track. CEU’s are available.
Think Tank Sessions (link coming soon)
These short, 30-minute educational sessions are set in a relaxed environment where you can exchange ideas and experiences.

Articles of Interest
Below are a few articles that might assist you in developing leadership skills along with information on how to grow your role in the workplace.