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Michigan's Public Safety Communications System
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 2,000 public safety agencies across the state, the 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.
Administration and Programming Section
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.
Management Services Division
Anastasia C. Ferguson-Nelligan
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.
Network Communications Center
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.
Public Safety Enterprise Services
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.
Radio Programming Unit and Template Design Unit
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.