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APCO Search Completed

JDG Associates and APCO International are pleased to announce that Mr. Derek Poarch has been selected as the new Executive Director. Mr. Poarch comes to APCO with more than 30 years experience in public safety. Most recently, he was the first Chief of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission, and prior to that, he served as Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As Executive Director, Mr. Poarch will be responsible for all aspects of managing APCO including, forwarding the advocacy agenda, implementing the strategic plan, building on the financial well-being and the continued growth of services offered to APCO members, as well as the public safety communications sector.

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