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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Loudoun’s 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center Manager Earns Public Safety Executive Designation


Leesburg, VA – Loudoun County Fire and Rescue and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Professionals (APCO) International are pleased to announce that Patricia L. Turner has graduated from the prestigious Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) Program. Ms. Turner currently serves as Loudoun County Fire and Rescue’s Emergency Communications Center Manager and oversees 9-1-1 emergency communications for fire and rescue.  

The CPE Program was established in 2016 and was designed to elevate professionalism, enhance individual performance and recognize excellence in the public safety communications industry. Drawing on resources from renowned leadership professionals and distinguished academic sources, the program explores topics that include management versus leadership, public safety leadership issues, and executing and managing change.

The program consists of two, 12-week online courses and a nine-day capstone seminar at APCO headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida. Program instructors include masters and doctoral level professionals in the field of organizational development and leadership who bring a wealth of academic and practical experience to the program.

“Public Safety agencies must work together to educate one another on the specific and unique challenges facing emergency communications,” said Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System Chief Keith H. Johnson. “We applaud Ms. Turner for obtaining her Certified Public-Safety Executive designation and her desire to enhance our public safety communications by bringing this knowledge and experience back to Loudoun.” 

Patty Turner 2020 CPE

 Source: APCO International® (


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