Welcome and please check out the

new joint website for the

Iowa Chapters of APCO & NENA

While APCO and NENA remain separate associations, we are committed to working together on a unified front

for the betterment of 911, Public Safety, and Iowa Telecommunicators.






Or go to the following URL



Be sure to Register for the 2019 Fall NENA / APCO Conference on the new site!

October 15 & 16, 2019 7:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines

4800 Merle Hay Rd.

Urbandale, IA 50322












































October 9 - October 11, 2019
   Iowa State University | Scheman  Building | 1805 Center Dr | Ames, IA





Click here for the Pictures from the

Iowa APCO / NENA 2017 Spring Conference




Iowa NENA / APCO 911 Spring Conference April 1 & 2, 2019


Click Here for NENA Conference April 1, 2019


Click Here for APCO Conference April 2, 2019

NENA's mission is to foster the technological advancement, availability, and implementation of a universal emergency telephone number system. In carrying out its mission, NENA promotes research, planning, training and education. The protection of human life, the preservation of property and the maintenance of general community security are among NENA's objectives.


Iowa NENA August Meeting Notice


Click Here for NENA Meeting Agenda August 8,, 2019


Click Here for NENA Meeting Agenda June 24, 2019



Next Iowa 911 Council Meeting


Thursday October 10, 2019 9:00 am


West Des Moines City Hall

Des Moines, IA








Iowa NENA/APCO 2018 Fall Conferences

At Holiday Inn Des Moines, Iowa


Click here for: Iowa NENA Monday October 15th 2018


Iowa NENA Registration Excel Form


Click here for: Iowa APCO Tuesday October 16th 2018


Iowa APCO Conf. Flyer PDF           Iowa APCO Registration Excel Form




















IOWA APCO / NENA positions of legislation 2018


IOWA APCO / NENA positions of legislation 2017


ATTENION:  New Must Read on Iowa 911 Funding

Click Here for PDF Letter to INENA Members



Current Text-to-911 Availability in Iowa





As of May 29, 2018, 97 of Iowa's 99 counties have 911 call centers capable of receiving text messages. The two counties where call centers are still not Text-to-911 capable are Pottawattamie and Scott.

Currently, six mobile phone service providers have taken the necessary steps to allow you to text 911 on your mobile phone in Iowa: AT&T, i-Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon. As the equipment in each 911 call center is adjusted to enable the receipt of texts, customers of these carriers can use the feature within a matter of days
Text-to-911 availability in Iowa. All but Pottawattamie and Scott counties have Text-to-911 capability in Iowa. Text-to-911 logo: Call if you can, text if you can't


Text-to-911 flier 1 (PDF)