Michigan Public Safety Communications System

The Michigan Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS), one of the nation’s largest P25 public safety communications systems, provides a secure framework for interoperable emergency communications for over 1,900 state, federal, tribal and local government agencies. Covering 59,415 square miles in all 83 counties in Michigan, the network includes more than 300 radio towers and serves more than 100,000 first responders.

The MPSCS is currently in the final phase of a Lifecycle Remediation Project that has spanned a five-year period.  This major system overhaul includes upgrades for core switching equipment, site repeaters, power systems, IP/MPLS microwave backhaul network, dispatch consoles and recording equipment, mutual aid equipment, IP simulcast technology upgrades, and structural tower remediation.

BGA was hired by the State of Michigan in the early 1990s to provide project management, engineering, and quality assurance consulting services in the initial buildout of the MPSCS.  Continuing our long-term relationship, the MPSCS partnered with BGA to provide a suite of consulting services to support the Lifecycle Remediation Project including project management, design validations, quality assurance, change management, CAD subsystem replacement, and cybersecurity and business operations policy development.