Archives Of The Illinois Chapter of APCO

The Association of Public Safety Communications  Officers (APCO) is the world’s oldest and largest public safety radio user group. The Illinois Chapter is one of the most significant in the history of the organization and contributed a number of the early national officers. Their files and records are in the collection, along with Proceedings of the Annual Conferences from 1939 to 1955 and a complete run of the APCO Bulletin monthly magazine beginning with the inaugural issue in February, 1935, to the present. APCO members are drawn from law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, fire departments, forestry services, transportation agencies, military units, and manufacturers. Decades of material from this collection has already been digitized and is searchable by author, title, keywords, and date on the web at