British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials
Launched in June 1993 as the British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, British APCO, also known as BAPCO, is now acknowledged as the leading UK based Association for all professionals using or developing Public Safety technology.
British APCO is a growing community with extensive knowledge in Public Safety technology as a result of our members' use and delivery of real life public safety solutions. We are an independent, user led, not for profit association working to improve emergency services and public safety communications and information technology for everybody’s benefit.
To work together to improve public safety through technology
To be the forum-of-choice for professionals in the field of public safety technology because of our distinct ability to influence, educate, advocate and innovate on behalf of the profession.
- We encourage a culture of innovation, where people are empowered to be creative and to explore new opportunities for BAPCO members and the public safety profession.
- Collaboration is central to our success and we welcome constructive cooperation between BAPCO and its partners and amongst the BAPCO membership.
- Integrity is critical: we are honest, open, ethical, and fair. Members and partners trust us because we are credible and accountable for our decisions and actions.
- We foster a communicative, trust-based environment where individuals’ skills, expertise and ideas are respected and genuinely received.