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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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Hargrove brings years of community development experience

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CAPCOG hired Shelly Hargrove to lead its Community and Economic Development (CED) Division in December; her more than 22 years of experience with community development including a focus on downtown development will be an asset for the region. “I am

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Texas NENA members elect CAPCOG’s Aurora to board

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Members of the Texas National Emergency Number Association (NENA) elected CAPCOG’s Mike Aurora to serve on its board as the Central Regional Coordinator; the position allows him pursue the same passion that drove him to working as a 9-1-1 telecommunications

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AAACAP kicks off Medicare Open Enrollment counseling

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Benefits counselors with Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP), a CAPCOG division, started preparing older adults to review and possibly change their Medicare coverage before the start of the Medicare open enrollment period, October 15 to December

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CAPCOG seeks Air Quality Award nominations

The CAPCOG Air Quality Program seeks nominations of people and organizations that have made significant impacts to the region’s air quality for its 2020 Air Central Texas Awards. The deadline to submit a nomination is October 7. Since 2016, the

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CAPCOG celebrates 50 years at General Assembly Meeting

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Join CAPCOG in celebrating its 50th anniversary during its upcoming online General Assembly Meeting on September 9th. The meeting will feature a history of CAPCOG that examines the original programs as well as new initiatives added ranging from 9-1-1 in

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