If you have any questions regarding the MPSCS or this Web site, please e-mail us at email@example.com or contact our staff as follows:
Bradley Stoddard, 517-336-6262
Director of Michigan Public Safety Communications System
The Director is responsible for the oversight of one of the most state-of-the-art public safety radio systems in the country, serving the needs of federal, state, and local first responders. The $230 million system plays a critical role in how Michigan responds to emergencies and to everyday public safety needs of Michigan citizens, hosting over 1400 public safety agencies across the state.
Theron Shinew, 517-336-6188
Mr. Shinew directs all projects that integrate or co-locates local infrastructure (radio towers, supporting electronics and shelters, and radios) with the MPSCS. Mr. Shinew is responsible for planning and implementation of the overall MPSCS upgrades and enhancements. Administrative oversight and supervision of the billing system, coordinates information technology initiatives and is the liaison with the Michigan State Police on training matters.
David Hayhurst, 517-333-5002
Infrastructure Services Manager
Mr. Hayhurst is responsible for directing the work of the Network Communications Center (NCC). The NCC monitors the MPSCS infrastructure and the ongoing operation, maintenance and enhancements to MPSCS as well as other radio systems. Mr. Hayhurst has operational control of the MPSCS Network and directs the activities involved with monitoring performance, troubleshooting problems, coordinating repairs, scheduling preventative maintenance, tracking configuration changes and management of other services. Mr. Hayhurst provides managerial and technical guidance to supervisory staff and works closely with the Engineering Services and Client Services on a variety of issues and programs including integration of new infrastructure, preventative and reactive maintenance for State and local users of MPSCS.
Toney Casey, 517-336-6618
Support Services Manager
Mr. Casey is responsible for supporting the work of Electronics Technician Supervisors located in radio shops across Michigan that support the ongoing operation, maintenance and enhancements to MPSCS as well as other radio systems supporting state and local agencies. This position manages the supervisory staff and works closely with the Engineering Services Manager and the Infrastructure Services Manager on a variety of issues and programs including integration of new infrastructure, preventative and reactive maintenance, radio template development and radio programming for State and local users of the MPSCS, fleetmapping, and support of other radio infrastructure for MDOT and MDNR. This position manages and supervises Radio Programming Unit (RPU) analysts and technical personnel.
Patrick Kenealy, 517-333-5006
Engineering Services Manager
Mr. Kenealy has overall responsibility for the direction of the wireless engineering function for the MPSCS that includes the 800 MHz Engineering Services and Microwave Engineering Services. Mr. Kenealy manages the operational and functional activities of the areas lead by direct subordinates which include the engineering and planning of the 800 MHz Radio System, the Microwave Backbone Network supporting the MPSCS, the AVL system for DNR conservation officers, and other radio systems utilized by State agencies.