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

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“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

Kyle Bawks has been the Perry Police Chief since August 2007 and a member of the Perry Police Department (PPD) since June 2001. He graduated from the Mid-Michigan Police Academy in 2000, after attending Lansing Community College and Michigan State University. During his time with PPD, Chief Bawks spent three years as the School Resource Officer (SRO) for Perry Schools. While working with the schools he developed an interest in studying anti-terrorism training (foreign and domestic) and terrorism response (lock down and evacuation procedures), which he still continues. In August 2006, Bawks started training with Saint, one of two K-9’s with PPD. He has found working with Saint to be extremely rewarding. Saint is trained in narcotics detection, tracking, area/article/building search, handler protection and tactical obedience. Both Bawks and Saint are active members of the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers (NAPCH) and the Mid-Michigan Police Canine Association (MMPCA). They train on a regular basis and are developing more skills as time goes on. 

Chief Bawks enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and other outside activities. As a graduate of Perry High School, he also enjoys following Rambler sporting events.

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. 

“Integrity is honor and it’s what defines us, remember the Fallen Officers”