Michigan Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS) - 551-0145-18

Description of Agency

MPSCS’s mission is to provide public safety agencies of all disciplines (fire, police, hospital, etc.) a standards-based Statewide interoperable communications system and a suite of connected tool sets from voice to data communication (radios, pagers, etc.). There are approximately 1,600 agencies that utilize the MPSCS. Public Act 152 of 1929, as amended, indicates that the Director of the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB) is responsible for the construction, implementation, operation, and maintenance of MPSCS. MPSCS services include installing system assets, processing maintenance work orders, overseeing system improvements by contractor, and overseeing tower sharing services provided by contractor. As of September 30, 2017, DTMB-MPSCS had expenditures of $47.5 million and 100 employees.

Audit Objectives

  1. To assess the effectiveness of DTMB-MPSCS in monitoring contracts for system improvements and tower sharing agreements.
  2. To assess the effectiveness of DTMB-MPSCS in administering usage of its procurement cards.
  3. To assess the effectiveness of MPSCS agencies and users in monitoring the Enterprise Asset Management System for accuracy.


Estimated Release Date: Mid 2018

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