Texas APCO Technical Professional of the Year Award

The Technical Professional of the Year Award is presented to an individual whose contributions are instrumental in both knowledge and application of technical advances for a public safety agency in the field of radio communications and/or information technology.

 

Eligibility:

 

Nominees must have been employed in the applicable category by a public safety or 9-1-1 administrative entity any time between January 1 and December 31 of the prior calendar year.

Persons submitting a nomination or being nominated must be residents of the United States or its Territories or members of the Texas Chapter of APCO, as contained in the APCO Police Manual Article XIII, Section 13.1.

 

Qualities:

  • Develops and presents written and oral recommendations, budgets and schedules for upgrading existing systems.
  • Knowledgeable of and manages the installation, operation and maintenance of radio equipment.
  • Knowledgeable in the maintenance and management of the critical applications that deliver core public safety services.
  • Application, communication, testing, troubleshooting and reporting of server infrastructure.
  • Possesses ability to provide information to assist in grant writing.
  • Prepares and maintains various records of maintenance and operations as required by the FCC including renewal of FCC licensing.
  • Maintains current experience in state-of-the-art electronic equipment repair.
  • Plans for infrastructure additions and site expansions and improvements as necessary to insure coverage, systems reliability and security.

Instructions:

  • Complete all the information requested below.
  • Include specific facts and examples.
  • All nominations must be received by FEBRUARY 26, 2018 at 5:00PM.

 

Award Nominee Information:

Nomination made by:

Criteria:

Please answer all questions individually. Nominations will not be accepted unless all questions are answered.

Provide an example of how the nominee goes above and beyond what may be required of an individual in this position.
Describe how the nominee develops and employs good communication skills with all individuals and/or departments.

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