City of Perry

Police Department

Welcome to the City of Perry Police Department

The Perry Police Department exists to preserve public safety and property through service and protection.
We accomplish this through adaptive patrol techniques, progressive training, teamwork, and most importantly,
a close relationship to the community of Perry.

For Emergencies Dial 911
203 W. Polly Street, Perry, MI 48872-9503
Non-Emergency Phone:
 (517) 625-3535
Fax: (517) 625-6157

Community Links

Save the date! This event is held annually the first Tuesday in August each year. 

Celebrated across the nation, National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

“Leadership is a combination of strategy and character; if you must be without one, be without strategy.”
- General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Chief of Police, Kyle Bawks

Phone: (517) 625-3535 Ext. 238
Fax: (517) 625-6157

After graduating Perry High School, Chief Bawks continued his education at Lansing Community College and Michigan State University. He started his law enforcement career after graduating from the Mid-Michigan Police Academy.  

In June of 2001 he was hired by the Perry Police Department and was later assigned to the Perry School District as the School Resource Officer for three years.   After that time, he and his K9 partner, Saint, became the first K9 team for the Perry Police Department, working together for almost 11 years.  

Chief Bawks is a firearms instructor for the department and is very involved in Shiawassee County as an instructor for Active Violence Incident (AVI) response for law enforcement, schools and churches.   He is an A.L.I.C.E instructor and also a Stop the Bleed instructor.    

Outside of work Chief Bawks enjoys all things that include his church, family and the outdoors, including hunting, cutting wood, camping, hiking and backpacking. He also is a huge fan of the Perry band program, track/field and football teams.   Go Ramblers!  

Sergeant, Michael Monroe

Sergeant Michael Monroe has been a member of the City of Perry Police Department for more than 15 years. He joined the department in 2005 and was promoted to sergeant in 2015. He completed his police training at the Flint Academy and has served in the City of Flint Police Department, Oakland County Sheriff’s Department and Genesee Township Police Department.

Sgt. Monroe is a certified welder and prior to a career in law enforcement, he worked building machinery for a tool and die shop in Grand Blanc. He also served with the United States Air Force Reserve from 1991 until he was honorably discharged in 1997.

In his time off from police work Sgt. Monroe is an avid outdoorsman, hunter and family man. He also owns a small business that specializes in tree removal and light tractor work in the Shiawassee County area.

Officer, Shawn Hanycz

Officer Hanycz has been a member of the Perry Police Department since February 2002. He completed his police training at Northern Michigan University where he studied Criminal Justice and received his Associates Degree.  Officer Hanycz continues to adapt to changes in his career through training and progressive courses.  He continues to be a positive role model at the schools and in the City of Perry.

When off duty, Officer Hanycz enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing, mountain biking and spending time with family.

Officer, Thomas Royal

Tom, a former U.S. Marine, became a member of the Perry Police Department in 2006 as a part time officer and was promoted to full-time in 2017. He is a graduate of Mott Community College and Michigan State University with degrees in Criminal Justice. He attended the Oakland Police Academy. He has worked in various areas of law enforcement over his vast career.

Officer Royal has additional duties for the Department as the Use of Force Instructor in Firearms, Taser and Pepper Spray. Also, he’s an instructor for Delta and Oakland Community Colleges teaching Instructor Firearms Courses for Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun. 

"Do all the good you can." - John Wesley