Trainer of the Year
APCO International Public-Safety Communications Center Director of the Year Award
Nominees must have been employed in the applicable category by a public safety agency any time between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020. Nominees do not have to be members of Idaho Chapter of APCO NENA.

When completing your nomination for submission please ensure you have selected the correct category and that you provide as much detail about the nominee in your nomination as possible. To assist you we have included below a list of sample job titles as well as sample job responsibilities. They are not all inclusive as you know agencies job titles vary across the nation. This category includes not only line staff personnel but also supervision and management jobs in the Trainer category. Please note that nominations submitted in incorrect categories will be disqualified from the judging process.
If you have any questions please email the Awards Committee Chair or Vice Chair for assistance any time. You will find their contact information listed in the Committees and Taskforces under the APCO membership tab.
Sample Job Titles
Communications Training Officer (CTO), Field Training Officer (FTO), Communications Training Instructor, Career Development Coordinator, Manager, Supervisor, Specialist, etc.
Sample Responsibilities:
Plans, develops, schedules and conducts on-the-job and/or classroom training for 911 and public safety communications call takers, dispatchers, and supervisors.
Evaluates trainees' skills and job performance.
Plans and/or develops advanced training for 911 public safety communications call takers, dispatchers, and supervisors.
Assists with developing and enhancing trainees' professional knowledge, skill, and ability through in-service training or career development training.
Nominator Tips & Resources
Please provide as much detail about the nominee in your nomination as possible. Include specific examples to emphasize and illustrate exemplary performance.

Please watch the following video for helpful tips and tricks for a successful nomination.

Email address *
Name of person being nominated
Position title of person being nominated
Agency Address
City and Zip
Name of person nominating
Title of the nominator
City and Zip code
Describe the nominee's public safety communications agency. Please include staffing levels, size and discipline( law, fire, EMS, PSAP only, etc.)
Describe the nominee's daily and additional pertinent duties and responsibilities.
Tell us how long the nominee has been at this job and any previous public safety communications position the nominee has held.
Describe how the nominee functions as a team player.
Describe how the nominee demonstrates his/her knowledge of the profession and flexibility in task assignments. Provide an example of how the nominee may go above and beyond what may be required of an individual in this position.
Describe how the nominee is a role model and how he/she demonstrates professionalism and dedication to the profession.
Explain how the nominee instructs, mentors and nurtures trainees to help them fulfill their potential. Is the nominee able to convey clear expectations of performance and achievement along with providing timely and ongoing feedback in areas of success and those areas needing more attention?
In one page or less, describe why the nominee should receive the 2019 Idaho Chapter of APCO NENA Trainer of the Year Award.
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