Ian Thompson joined British APCO in August 2016 as Operations Manager after retiring from a successful 30 year career in the police. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer by the Executive Committee in December 2016.
Ian was previously a volunteer member of the BAPCO Executive Committee for a number of years and has a strong background in Public Safety critical communications and IT from his time with the police service. Before joining British APCO, Ian's last role was as the Operational Lead on three major IT / Communications projects including Mobile Working and the introduction of the Emergency Services Network (ESN).
Ian runs British APCO on behalf of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. He represents the association at many events throughout the year and is keen to expand BAPCO's influence as well as benefits for our members.
Launched in June 1993, the British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, British APCO, also known as BAPCO, is now acknowledged as the leading UK based Association in the British Isles for all professionals in public safety and civil contingencies communications and information systems.