Photo/Story Gallery 2006

Governor Bush Announces Completion of Radio System

Trooper Tejera at the podium with Governor Bush, Colonel Knight, Lt. Colonel Gregory, and representatives from M/A-COM in the background.On Friday, July 14, 2006, Governor Jeb Bush was at the Florida Highway Patrol Regional Communications Center in Miami to announce the completion of the statewide law enforcement radio system.

Pictured: Trooper Luis Tejera speaks at the podium with Governor Jeb Bush, Colonel Chris Knight, Lt. Colonel Rick Gregory, and representatives from M/A-COM in the background.

The system is a product of a partnership between the state and M/A-COM, a unit of Tyco Industries. This radio system enables law enforcement officials to communicate easily throughout Florida during disasters and other emergencies. The statewide system will enable more than 6,500 officials from 17 state agencies to communicate seamlessly throughout 59,000 square miles of Florida and up to 25 miles offshore.

Earlier last month: Miami Regional Communications Center Relocation

FHP Troop E Headquarters - DOT SunGuide Building.On Tuesday, June 13th, 2006, the Miami Regional Communications Center completed a transition that our communications personnel have been waiting on for quite some time.

Pictured right, FHP Troop E Headquarters DOT SunGuide Building.

Since the grand opening of Department of Transportation’s SunGuide Control Center in 2004, the space for the communications center has sat empty, waiting for the transition to the M/A-Com radio system to the South Florida region. The relocation brought additional members within the Miami Regional Communications Center. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) joined our center participating in the statewide co-location project.

Duty officers monitoring the video wall.Our consoles.The center itself has 18 consoles, on three separate levels, much like theatre seating. There is a view of the video wall from virtually each position. A glass office houses two additional work stations for the on duty shift commander and duty officer supervisor.

Pictured left, duty officers monitor the video wall and right, our consoles are ready for duty officers.

With this new center came a great deal of new equipment and gadgets for our personnel, including a new phone system, new printers, cordless headsets, and new furnishings, all of which were badly needed. All of these valuable tools will better aid the Patrol’s communications personnel in doing the important job they do everyday.

There were many people from various state agencies that worked exceptionally hard to see this relocation to its completion. On behalf of the Miami Regional Communications Center personnel, we thank you!

Duty Officer Izaguirre enjoying her new environment.
Duty Officer Gladis Izaguirre loves her new environment.

Duty Officer Evans enjoying the faster CAD connection!
Duty Officer Terri Evans enjoys the faster CAD connection!

Duty Officer Charleston using the new phone system.
Duty Officer Susan Charleston uses the new phone system.

FWCC Duty Officer’s Hero and Williams working hard!
FWCC Duty Officers Christina Hero and Velma Williams work hard.

Our OPS Brid all smiles!
Our OPS Judy Brid is all smiles!

Duty Officer Izaguirre & Duty Officer Supervisor Smith
Duty Officer Gladis Izaguirre & Duty Officer Supervisor Dawn Smith love their job.

Duty Officer Supervisor Stabio at the DOS desk in the glass office.
Duty Officer Supervisor Rose Stabio works at the DOS desk in the glass office.

Duty Officer Nees and Duty Officer Supervisor Smith
Duty Officer Gail Nees and Duty Officer Supervisor Dawn Smith pose for the camera.

View from 1st level looking up to the 3rd level.
Pictured is a view from the first level looking up to the third level.

Our OPS Dunn working hard!
Our OPS Carrie Dunn works hard.

Lieutenant Ganz enjoying her shift commander duties.
Lieutenant Donna Ganz enjoys her shift commander duties.

Captain Bernosky getting updates from Duty Officer Chase with Duty Officer Reumann looking on.
Captain Bernosky gets updates from Duty Officer Tamika Chase with Duty Officer William Reumann looking on.

Duty Officers Izaguirre, Chase, Charleston with Captain Bernosky.
Duty Officers Gladis Izaguirre, Tamika Chase, Susan Charleston, and Captain Daniel Bernosky enjoy the new system.

The media was on hand.
The media shows up to cover the story.

DOS Smith with DO Evans
Duty Officer Supervisor Dawn Smith and Duty Officer Terri Evans like the new radio system.