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CAPCOG homeland security team leads talks at annual TDEM conference
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Showcasing CAPCOG’s preparedness expertise, the CAPCOG Homeland Security Division’s staff spoke about community and family recovery, operational continuity, congregate shelter operations, and the role of crisis information systems during the annual Texas Division of Emergency Management Conference held the first

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Texas NENA elects CAPCOG’s Pamela Frisk Vice President
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Members of the Texas National Emergency Number Association (NENA) during the Texas Public Safety Conference in April nominated and elected Pamela Frisk, CAPCOG’s 9-1-1 senior training and public education specialist, to serve as the association’s vice president. The organization promotes

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AAACAP helps older-adult families with COVID-19 needs
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The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP), a CAPCOG division, provided more than 250 older-adult families or individuals from across the region with financial assistance to help meet their basic needs during the COVID-19 pandemic’s first two

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CAPCOG adds deputy executive director bringing 10 years’ government experience
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Anwar Sophy joined CAPCOG as its deputy executive director in late February bringing 10 years of state and local government, financial, and policy experience to the organization after positions at multiple state agencies as well as the private sector. “Working

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CAPCOG homeland security director joins EMAT board
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Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT) members elected Martin Ritchey, CAPCOG’s homeland security director, to serve as the association’s treasurer at its 15th Annual Leadership Symposium in February. As one of four at-large board members, Ritchey will be able advocate

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CAPCOG adds cameras for environmental law enforcement
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The CAPCOG Solid Waste Program has purchased and is distributing 70 cellular video cameras to Regional Environmental Task Force agencies and other jurisdictions to help prevent and increase enforcement of environmental crimes such as illegal dumping. CAPCOG has provided law

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Bertling takes charge of CAPCOG’s Regional Law Enforcement Academy
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David Bertling, CAPCOG’s new Regional Law Enforcement Academy (RLEA) director, seeks to bring more in-service peace officer courses to the region through additional interagency collaboration and long-term scheduling as he also prepares to instruct courses. “I hope my experience will

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Census Bureau releases CAPCOG 2020 numbers
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CAPCOG compiled population numbers from the 2020 Census at the county and regional level after the U.S. Census Bureau released the detailed results of the count on Aug. 12, 2021. It will make more data from the 2020 Census on

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Evacuee response training leverages WebEOC for success
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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division and the Texas Division of Emergency Management trained emergency managers and public safety personnel in mid-June to better prepare for transporting, receiving, and caring for disaster evacuees. The Emergency Tracking Network (ETN) training course demonstrated

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Telecommunicators week honors dedicated service
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The past year resulted in many challenging circumstances for emergency telecommunicators from the COVID-19 pandemic to the February winter storm making it even more important to recognize their endless dedication to serving the residents of the 10-county region during National

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