Michigan's Public Safety Communications Interoperability Board

The Public Safety Communications Interoperability Board, oversees the Michigan's Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS) a 800/700 MHz radio system and telecommunications network that also provides public safety specific applications integrated into the network. The MPSCS provides statewide interoperability in digital clarity to its members in all 83 counties for local, state, federal, tribal and private partners. It also adopts procedures governing the organization and operations of Michigan’s Public Safety Communications System.  The Board is also responsible for advising the Governor on all interoperability aspects of current and future technology in the state to ensure the public safety community is well prepared today and in the future with the emergency communications ecosystem.

The board may establish advisory workgroups or task forces composed of persons representing law enforcement or other governmental or tribal public safety agencies or organizations that operate or utilize public safety communications systems in this state, including, but not limited to, a task force on communications interoperability. The Interoperability Board also may invite the participation of federal homeland security, law enforcement, emergency management, or communications agency officials and personnel, including, but not limited to, federal officials or personnel serving as liaisons to the Interoperability Board. The Interoperability Board may adopt, reject, or modify any recommendations proposed by an advisory workgroup or task force.

 

The Board may serve as the regional public safety frequency coordination committee to the extent required for this state's compliance with rules or regulations of the Federal Communications Commission or other federal agency.

 

The Board also may recommend best practices and oversight mechanisms for the implementation of public safety communications systems interoperability and standards in this state.

 

Contact Information

Brad Stoddard
Director, Michigan's Public Safety Communications System
Phone: (517) 284-4100
Fax: (517) 284-4066
Email: stoddardb@michigan.gov