2014 Candidate Directory

In accordance with North Carolina APCO Bylaws (Article IV), online voting for candidates will be available from no later than June 1, 2014 through July 31, 2014.  Section 3.6 also indicates, "To vote on the website, a member must provide an individual email address, and their APCO Membership Number."

Your Membership Number is listed on your APCO International membership card.  If you have questions or have trouble locating your number, please contact APCO International at (888)272-6911 or by visiting www.apcointl.org.

If you have any other questions, or require any additional assistance, please email elections@ncapco.org.

This election will be for the following positions:  NC APCO Second Vice President, NC APCO Executive Council, NC APCO Secretary, NC APCO Treasurer and NC APCO Regional Ambassadors for Regions B, Region D, and Region F.

Biographies and information on the candidates is listed on this page.  The link to the voting site, is found at the bottom of this page.

Candidate Directory


Jeryl Brown Anderson, Special Initiatives Officer
Orange County Emergency Services
I have been a Telecommunicator for over twenty-five years. I am currently employed at Orange County Emergency Services, as the Special Initiatives Officer. I have been an APCO Member for my entire career and have been serving the NC Chapter of APCO faithfully since the early 1990’s. I am a proud RPL through National APCO and an ENP through National NENA.

In my time with the NC Chapter, I have been privileged to have served as the Training Coordinator (currently), 2nd Vice President, 1st Vice President and President of the chapter. It was during my year of being President, which the NC Chapter successfully hosted the East Coast Regional Conference, where members of the National APCO Executive Board attended. I have also served on the annual chapter conference committee where I have served as a speaker, Vendor Hall Chair Person, and assisted with entertainment.

I am an experienced classroom instructor, on line instructor, and conference speaker. I currently own my own training company, JBEST Training and Consultants, LLC and serve the National chapter of APCO as an active Adjunct Instructor for APCO Institute. I have been a certified instructor since the 1990’s and have vast experience in class room presentation to include but not limited to, curriculum and testing development, as well as on-line course development and implementation. When not serving the NC Chapter of APCO in training events, I am kept busy by working with Wake Technical Institute and Richmond Community College offering telecommunicator focused training topics and the NC Sheriffs’ Standards In-Service classes.

I am running for NC APCO 2nd Vice President again, for I desire to be an active member of the chapter board and use my years of experience, as well as, prior board experience to strive in making our chapter even better. There are many topics that the 9-1-1 and Emergency Services community need to stay abreast of and I am able and willing to do the work and show the dedication required of an active member and board member for our chapter.

It is my hope that the experience I have, along with my record of good work for not only our NC Chapter of APCO, but for the telecommunicators across our state, will propel me into the office of 2nd Vice President and place me on the path that will be one of the voices and advocates for the membership of our chapter for the next four years!

Judy Jenkins, Manager
Cornelius Police Department Communications
Judy Jenkins has been with the Cornelius Police Department since 2006. She was promoted to Communications Supervisor in 2012. She have been active in APCO/NENA since 2012. She lives in Mooresville, NC with her husband and two children.



Frank Thomason, Chief of Emergency Services
Rowan County Emergency Services
Thomason serves has Chief of the Department of Emergency Services for Rowan County, North Carolina. He joined Rowan County in 1987 with the implementation of the county's first 9-1-1 communications center as a shift supervisor. Thomason was promoted in 1994 to the county’s first telecommunications director and held that position until 2004, when he became chief of Emergency Services. He has overall responsibility of the Department's operations including countywide Emergency Management, the Emergency Medical Ambulance Service, and County Fire Division that includes fire inspections & investigations, along with coordinating almost 40 fire and rescue stations in the county.



Judy Capparelli, Administrative Analyst
Raleigh Wake 911

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Tammy Watson, Communications Supervisor
Pineville Police Department

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Richard Batchelor, Accreditation Manager
Raleigh Wake 911
My name is Richard Batchelor. I am running for Regional Ambassador for Region B. Many of you know me from our chapter meetings over the years I have been a member of APCO and NENA since the mid 1990’s.

I have been a Regional Ambassador since 2009. During my time I have served on several committees to include the East Coast Regional Conference Committee and the APCO/CALEA committee, and APCO Project 33 Committee.

I started my career in communications as a telecommunicator with NCSU Campus Police in 1983. In 1985 I started with the Raleigh-Wake 911 Center as a telecommunicator. During my career at Raleigh-Wake I have served as a training officer, assistant supervisor and shift supervisor.

I am currently the Accreditation Manager for the Raleigh-Wake 911 Center. As accreditation manager I oversaw the Raleigh-Wake 911 Center obtaining its first national accreditation as a Public Safety Communications Center in 2007.

One of my proudest achievements was being awarded NC APCO’s 2011 Technician of the Year, and NC NENA’s 2011 Communications Support Personnel of the Year.

As a Regional Ambassador I hope to build on the many friendships that I have made as your current ambassador. I look forward to being your NC Region B Ambassador.

Ryan Chambers, Communications Training Officer
University of North Carolina Public Safety
I am from Greensboro, NC and currently reside in Gibsonville, NC.  I have been in Public Safety for 8 years.  I am entering my 6th year of Emergency Communications, currently working for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Public Safety serving as a Communications Training Officer. Previously, I have worked for Guilford Metro 911. 

During my career, I have been certified as an Emergency Telecommunicator, Emergency Fire Dispatcher, Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatcher and Communications Training Officer through the International Academy of Emergency Dispatch and APCO. I have also gained extensive training through attending training such as the NC APCO/NENA State Conference, Telecommunicator Training Symposium, IAED Navigator Conference, as well as attending a national training forum in Denver where I had the privilege to start working with APCO, NENA, IAED, and Powerphone training representatives in developing a footprint for a national required training platform for 911 Centers. I currently hold active memberships with APCO, NENA and IAED.

As an APCO Regional Ambassador, I hope to be able to develop an active working relationship with all emergency agencies in Region B as well as connecting everyone to the broad knowledge our state has to share. I ask you to please consider myself while voting and be assured I will strive to be your eyes, ears and voice with NC APCO.



Anna Curtis, Supervisor
Burlington Police Department
Anna has worked for the Burlington Police Department for 21 years. She is a 1982 graduate of Elon University and has been married for 20 years. Anna also has received her Emergency Number Professional (ENP) certification and has been active in APCO and NENA for several years.

Janet King, Lieutenant
Randolph County Emergency Services
Mrs King has over twenty years experience in public-safety and currently serves as a Shift Lieutenant with Randolph County Emergency Services. There she serves as a Certified Communications Training Officer and is an active member of the Randolph County Emergency Services training team. Janet also currently serves on the North Carolina APCO Executive Board as a Regional Ambassador, and has also previously served on the North Carolina NENA Executive Board.

Janet worked several years in the Randolph County School System before making a lateral move into the 911 Telecommunicator position with Randolph County Emergency Services. Janet will tell you, “this is truly my niche in life, my path that God has blessed me with, I am grateful to be one of the chosen ones that can help others during their crisis.”



Stephanie Wiseman, Director
Mitchell County Communications

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