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Conference Information

Join us for the APCO-MS 2020 Annual Emergency Telecommunicator Training Conference!

Dates: April 20-22, 2020


Location: Gruich Community Center

                Biloxi, MS 39530

Theme: "Beach"

Cost: $495

Host Hotel: IP Casino Resort & Spa

                        850 Bayview Ave

                        Biloxi, MS 39530

Group Code: S205623

(listed as APCO-MS)

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*The agenda for our 2020 Training Conference is still being finalized.  Once completed, it will be posted here.


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A message from our APCO-MS President

                                                          Dear Colleague:


                                                          We (APCO-MS Board members) have the                                                                  pleasure of inviting you to participate in the                                                              “APCO-MS 2020 Annual Emergency                                                                              Telecommunicator Training Conference”                                                                    which will take place, April 20-22, 2020 in                                                                    Biloxi Mississippi.


                                                          The conference will be held at the Gruich                                                                    Community Center located at 591 Howard                                                                Avenue, Biloxi MS 39530.


                                                          Hours of the training classes start Monday                                                                at 8AM and end Wednesday at 2PM. There                                                              will be a pre-conference training session                                                                    (Sunday afternoon April 19th) on Agency                                                                    Reimbursements, BETST certifications                                                                        question/answers with Dianne Berry and                                                                    Marie McCorry (BETST).


Certificates will be available at the completion of the conference.


The APCO-MS Training Conference has become one of the most important annual gathering in the state of Mississippi. Emergency Dispatch Personnel can learn, network and meet with vendors. You get to see what is new in the market and give feedback to what you would like to see in future markets as in training and tools of the trade.


We want you and your co-workers to be better prepared for the challenges of your chosen career. So let us know what type of training you would like to see added to the conference itinerary. If we can’t get it added for the current year we will strive to make it happen for a future conference. We value your thoughts, comments and support of our efforts to educate, recognize and support Mississippi Emergency Services Telecommunicators. We’re here and we’re listening.


We invite speakers that are in the top of their field, to give you the best and most updated information on any given topic. If you know of someone that fits this description, we would love to hear from you/them.


Our theme is “Beach” and yes you can dress down for Monday night’s Beach Bash (Vendor Night).


We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Don’t forget to nominate someone (Emergency Telecommunicator that works in the state of Mississippi) for the “Larry Lindsey Award” (Telecommunicator of the Year). You can find the submission form, rules and guidelines on our website at


Information for the “Alan Gray” scholarship can also be found on our website


Both of these are presented at the annual conference.


To register and or find additional information about the conference please keep an eye on the APCO-MS Chapter website at



Kind regards,

Sheri Hokamp CPE, RPL

APCO-MS Chapter President

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