From 1902 to 1951, nine Marshals served the City of Bay City. Frank Carr served the longest term from 1928-1948. In 1949 Lewis Henry Lawrence, also know as LH Lawrence, was elected City Marshal. He served until 1951. On April 12, 1951, Lawrence was appointed by City Council as the first Chief of Police of Bay City and served until his death in 1953. From 1953 through 2007, there have been four appointed Chief of Police who have served the City of Bay City.
As those who have served before us and laid the foundation for our department, we strive to protect and serve our community with the utmost respect and integrity. We will continue to grow with the ever-changing world and technology and stand united to protect those who cannot protect themselves.