Stephen T. Devine, Interoperability Program Manager
Missouri Department of Public Safety
Stephen Devine holds the position of Interoperability Program Manager and Director of the Missouri Statewide Interoperability Network for the Missouri State Department of Public Safety in Jefferson City, Missouri. Steve was previously employed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) for 22 years in operational and technical roles supporting Missouri’s public safety communications and served as the Patrol’s First Frequency Coordinator, acting to coordinate the MSHP’s spectrum resources and act as APCO Local Advisor for Missouri.
Steve also is Chairperson of both the Region 24 (Missouri) 700 MHz and 800 MHz Regional Planning Committees and participates on a national scale in the FCC’s regional planning process. Steve participated in the FCC’s National Coordination Committee (NCC), a federal advisory committee charged with developing the rules for 700 MHz wideband and narrowband spectrum and worked in its interoperability subcommittee proposing interoperable recommendations for the 700 MHz public safety spectrum. Some of those recommendations exist today in the form of common interoperability channel naming standards and designated interoperable channel criteria to promote interoperability in the 700 MHz band. Steve is recognized as a subject matter expert with regard to public safety regional planning, technologies and spectrum management and has recently been named Chairperson for the National Regional Planning Council, a nationwide advocacy body supporting the issues facing 700 and 800 MHz regional planning committees.
Steve is a Senior Member of APCO international and has Chaired APCO’s AFC Advisory Committee and has been a long time member of APCO’s Spectrum Management Committee.
His current duties as Interoperability Program Manager for Missouri include leading interoperable outreach and education regarding all of Missouri’s public safety communications interoperability initiatives, narrowbanding below 512 MHz and all technical responsibilities associated with Missouri’s Statewide Interoperability Network (MOSWIN). Steve is also the StateWide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC), a position established in each state by the US Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications for the State of Missouri and contributes to public safety communications spectrum matters for Missouri State Government.
Stephen resides in Jefferson City, Missouri.