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.
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.
Rodney Anway, Site Maintenance Supervisor
Phone: 517-284-4074, AnwayR@michigan.gov
Rodney Anway manages the Site Maintenance staff which is responsible for maintaining and repairing all MPSCS radio towers and related equipment located on sites across Michigan. 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
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.
Kate Jannereth, Manager, Administration & Programming Section
Phone: 517-881-1031, JannerethK@michigan.gov
Kate 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
Monica Jenkins, Support Services Manager
Phone: 517-284-4085, JenkinsM9@michigan.gov
Monica Jenkins is manager of the Support Services Unit. In this role, she oversees the day-to-day operations of seven regional service centers, two install shops, and the site maintenance staff – more than 70 employees in total.
These employees – supervisors, radio technicians, steeplejacks, install technicians, and office personnel – each play a role in keeping MPSCS operating smoothly. MPSCS has more than 270 tower sites and 106,000-plus radios. The regional service centers and site maintenance staff maintain the agency’s equipment and infrastructure. Install shops handle installations of cameras, radios, modems and other equipment in partnering agencies’ fleet vehicles.
In 2019, MPSCS regional service centers completed nearly 12,000 work orders – both repairs and preventive maintenance jobs. The install shops completed approximately 470 installations
Buzz Leach, Business Unit Manager
Phone: 517-490-4148, LeachG@michigan.gov
Gerald “Buzz” Leach is responsible for the Business Services section of MPSCS. The Business Services section provides MPSCS Program Management, a performance and trending measurement program that leads to long term business improvements. Business Services is also responsible for MPSCS member outreach, billing analysis and management, project and process improvement, policy development, and system growth trending. They manage the business logistics for public safety co-locations on MPSCS tower sites, as well as commercial co-locations on non-MPSCS towers and facilities.
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.
Randy Williams, Public Safety Enterprise Services Unit
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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