PSC - March/April 2016 Issue - (Page 14)
Anje Reimer Wins
'Where's Brent?' Contest
nje Reimer, Police Communications Manager for the City of Peoria
in Arizona is this year's winner of the 'Where's Brent?' contest,
published in the November/December 2015 issue. Reimer was randomly selected from a pool of entries correctly identifying APCO President
APCO International and PSC magazine congratulate Reimer on winning one free registration to APCO 2016 in Orlando, Fla., August 14-17.
For more information on APCO 2016, visit apco2016.org.
APCOHistory.org: A Search Engine for the
By Ed Milam
n January 1961, Herbert F. Wareing wrote
an APCO Bulletin article marking the
early accomplishments and growth of
APCO: "Membership had increased from 30
in January 1935 to 118 in January 1936." An
increase of nearly 300 percent demonstrated
the need for an organization uniting police
communicators across the country.
More than 81 years since the initial conference, APCO International members now have
the ability to read that article and more about
the rich origins and development of the association via APCOHistory.org. APCOHistory.
org is the website for the APCO Historical
Collection located at Bradley University in
Peoria, Ill. We are happy to introduce the
newly revamped website that contains several
upgrades and additions from the original site.
A joint project of the APCO International
Historical Committee and the Illinois Chapter
of APCO, the new site allows users to search
APCO publications and historical documents
and retrieve them instantly. Here, we provide some background and tips on using this
resource for research or historical trivia.
University to host the collection at no direct
cost to APCO for the secure storage of the collection. Under the direction of Charles Frey
from Bradley University, the documents are
housed in the Special Collections Center of
the Cullom-Davis Library. Over the years and
specifically starting in 1995 Swan began to
use Bradley students to electronically catalog
APCO magazine articles and documents from
APCO International and the Illinois Chapter.
Today the relationship continues as we move
into the future and we continue to catalog
APCO's rich history.
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Founded in 1982 by Life and Illinois
Chapter member David Swan, the collection was a concept developed from the need
to preserve APCO's historical documents.
Swan and Illinois APCO formed a unique
relationship and agreement with Bradley
An example of the desktop homepage.
Ed Milam and Al Marquardt of the
Illinois Chapter assumed supervision over
the Historical Collection after David Swan's
passing in 2011. The collection utilizes two
to three students during the academic year
to electronically catalog and scan items from
the collection. For years, David Swan provided
direct day-to-day supervision of the student
workers. After an overview of the operation,
we identified the need to maintain a local
contact for the student workers. Illinois APCO
elected to contract with Elizabeth Bloodworth
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PSC - March/April 2016 Issue
Board of Directors, Executive Council & Chapter Presidents
Stuck in a Rut CDE #41259
The 4.9GHz Band CDE #41530
Work it Out
The human component
Running on empty
PSC - March/April 2016 Issue