Bradley Stoddard, Director, Michigan's Public Safety Communications System
Phone: 517-284-4101, StoddardB@michigan.gov
Bradley Stoddard is responsible for the oversight of one of the most state-of-the-art public safety radio systems in the country. Hosting over 1,600 public safety agencies across the state, the $230 million system serves the needs of federal, state, and local first responders and plays a critical role in how Michigan responds to emergencies and the everyday public safety needs of its citizens.
Anastasia C Ferguson-Nelligan, Deputy Director, Management Services Division
Phone: 517-285-6073, Fergusonnelligana@michigan.gov
Anastasia Ferguson-Nelligan, is responsible for the administrative oversight of the day to day operations of the Support Services team which involves organizing and guiding the activities and mission of the MPSCS as a whole with specific attention to the statewide radio shops and the steeplejacks. Focus on formulating and implementing policies and workflows for efficiency improvements as well as developing metrics and reporting.
Kate Jannereth, Deputy Director, Administration & Programming Section
Phone: 517-881-1031, JannerethK@michigan.gov
Kate Jannereth oversees the Administration & Programming Section consisting of four Units: Business, Radio Programming (RPU), Template Design (TDU) and Console Programming. The Business Unit supports the MPSCS staff in all administrative functions as well as processing of security background checks for physical site access, contract management, billing, membership agreements, audits and more. RPU/TDU manages the templates and programming for over 100,000 radios on the MPSCS as well as 800 MHz Fire Paging since 2016. RPU/TDU also ensures each shared talkgroup has a Memorandum of Understanding in place, and works on all the encryption requests on the network. The Console Programming Unit designs all dispatch consoles on the network and ensures backup dispatch consoles are programmed as the agencies need
Peter Langenfeld, Deputy Director Enterprise & Administrative Services
Phone: 517-284-4090 , LangenfeldP@michigan.gov
Pete Langenfeld is responsible for the Public Safety Enterprise Applications within the MPSCS. The PSESU team implements and supports integrated public safety applications and technologies such as Computer-Aided Dispatch, NetMotion, Automatic Resource Locator, Automatic Vehicle Locator and mobile computing applications for MPSCS users all over the state. He also is responsible for management and administration of MPSCS's Enterprise Asset Management System and WAVE, a push-to-talk platform that connects radio, cellular and Wi-Fi that Michigan's first responders can use to communicate with each other.
Mark Sandberg, Deputy Director, Engineering Research and Development
Phone: 517-284-4086, SandbergM@michigan.gov
Mark Sandberg manages the Engineering Section and the Network Communications Center (NCC).
He leads a team of engineers and technicians who are responsible for providing engineering support for the 800/700 MHz radio system, microwave backhaul network, and related infrastructure. These support activities include system design and R&D, testing and verification, FCC Licensing duties, engineering for system integrations, statistical analysis, system documentation, and technical support for field staff and public safety events.
As manager of the NCC, Mark oversees a staff charged with maintaining operational readiness and programming of the MPSCS, providing system diagnostics, monitoring and support services 24/7/365.
Rodney Anway, Site Maintenance Supervisor-South
Phone: 517-284-4074, AnwayR@michigan.gov
Rodney Anway manages Lower Peninsula Site Maintenance staff who are responsible for maintaining and repairing MPSCS radio towers and related equipment located roughly south of a line from Manistee to Oscoda. His crew of tower technicians replaces lights and installs/repairs components such as cables, antennas and microwave dishes mounted on towers. The crew also maintains generators and HVAC equipment inside of tower shelters, as well as fencing, gates and locks. Rodney ensures adherence to tower and shelter maintenance schedules, authorizes purchases of parts and equipment, and conducts inspections of towers, antennas and shelters. He also performs a tower structural analysis for each tower undergoing an inspection.
Joe Bertram, Support Services Manager - North
Phone: 517-897-2149, BertramJ@michigan.gov
Joe oversees MPSCS service centers in the Bay, Superior and Northern regions, plus the Lansing Install Shop, and also supervises Kole Sacker, Site Maintenance Supervisor - North. His primary responsibility is ensuring the radio shops and steeplejacks have the necessary training and resources such as tools and test equipment to successfully carry out their duties. He also provides technical assistance and guidance to the staff members.
Josh Drazkowski, NCC Supervisor
Phone: 517-284-4068, DrazkoskiJ@michigan.gov
Josh Drazkowski is responsible for directing the work of the Network Communications Center (NCC). The NCC monitors the MPSCS infrastructure, operational readiness, maintenance and enhancements to MPSCS as well as other supporting radio systems. Mr. Drazkowsk's staff in the NCC has full operational control of the MPSCS Network, and they are critical in identifying system technical failures, coordinating emergency system repairs, supporting interoperable communications, analyzing system performance, and ensuring the operational readiness of the MPSCS. He also works closely with the Engineering, Radio Programming Unit, and MPSCS Field Services staff on a variety of issues and programs, including the integration of new infrastructure and preventative and reactive maintenance for State and local users of MPSCS.
Catherine Henning, Engineering Manager
Phone: 517-284-4063, HenningC@michigan.gov
As Engineering Manager, Catherine Henning is responsible for overseeing the MPSCS radio system and backhaul network, including supervising and providing technical direction for the engineering support staff.
As the lead engineering expert concerning multi-site trunked radio systems, Catherine handles a variety of duties related to hardware/software configurations and upgrades, monitoring of infrastructure and system performance, conducting technical analyses and addressing regulator and FCC licensing matters
Chris Kuhl, Manager, Radio Programming Unit / Template Design Unit
Phone: 517-930-8194, KuhlC@michigan.gov
As manager of Radio Programming & Template Design Unit, Chris Kuhl oversees a staff of four radio programming technicians, two template design staff and one console specialist responsible for servicing more than 100,000 radios and nearly 11,000 fire pagers systemwide. Their duties include onboarding and programming radios, creating new communications templates, overseeing talk groups, encryption, console programming, fire paging and other technical details.
Steven Rand, Support Services Manager - South
Phone: 517-320-8561, RandS@michigan.gov
Steve oversees employees at four MPSCS regional service centers: Capital, Metro, Southwest, and Grand. He also supervises site maintenance crews in the Lansing and Rockford shops. Steve provides technical guidance, assists with projects and ensures all staff members have the necessary resources and training to successfully perform their jobs.
Kole Sacker, Site Maintenance Supervisor - North
Phone: 517-930-7018, SackerK@michigan.gov
Kole Sacker manages the Site Maintenance staff which is responsible for maintaining and repairing MPSCS radio towers and related equipment in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and roughly the northern third of the Lower Peninsula. His crew of tower technicians replaces lights and installs/repairs components such as cables, antennas and microwave dishes mounted on towers. The crew also maintains generators and HVAC equipment inside of tower shelters, as well as fencing, gates and locks. His other duties include ensuring adherence to tower and shelter maintenance schedules, purchasing parts and equipment, and inspecting towers, antennas and shelters. He also performs a tower structural analysis for each tower undergoing an inspection.
Randy Williams, Public Safety Enterprise Services Unit Manger
Phone: 517-284-4084, Williamsr14@michigan.gov
Randy Williams leads a team of engineers and IT professionals who support the MPSCS data network, network security, and dispatch center integrations. This group supports the MPSCS suite of public safety applications, computer-aided dispatch, the automatic vehicle/resource location system, enterprise asset management, NetMotion mobile VPN, Premier Mobile Data Client, and PremierOne Mobile. This team also provides day-to-day technical support for field staff and assists with public safety deployments, including interoperable communications exercises. Additionally, the team provides research and development, testing, evaluation and documentation of in-car integrated communication equipment for State of Michigan agencies.
Network Communication Center (NCC)
The MPSCS Network Communication Center (NCC) is responsible for the operational readiness and programming of the MPSCS. Our NCC is staffed 24x7x365 with senior-level Radio Technicians.
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