Police Department

Contact info

The Dispatch Center can reach the office at any time by radio.  If you need to talk to an officer, call 911.

24 Hour Police Services

Non-Emergency 810-667-0292

Toll Free 888-239-6714

Emergency 911


Dryden Township Police Department

4849 Dryden Road

Dryden, MI 48428


Office Hours

M-Th 9AM-3PM

Closed Friday


Email: police@drydentownship.com

Chief of Police

Shawn Peters



Adam Chesnutt



Morgan Thompson



Stefano Papale


School Resource Officer

Greg Betts


 Office Clerk

Norrice Bickes


Office Clerk

Beth Sohn


dispatch center

Medication Drop Off
9am to 3pm, Monday - Thursday

The Dryden Township Police Department will be accepting medications at the office from 9am to 3pm Monday through Friday.

KidCents and The Rite Aid Foundation are committed to supporting a safe environment for children in our communities by helping to reduce the misuse of medications by adolescents and accidental childhood poisonings.

The Safe Medication Disposal Program advances that mission by providing local law enforcement agencies in Rite Aid service areas with medication disposal units to ensure that individuals can safely dispose of unwanted medications in an environmentally-friendly manner, while keeping them out of the hands of kids and teens.

License to Purchase a Firearm

As a service to our residents, you can obtain a License to Purchase a Firearm at our office.  You must be a resident of Dryden (village or township) and at least 21 years of age.  A firearm may be transferred to a family member at age 18.

A License to Purchase a Firearm can be obtained at our office by appointment only.  Appointment days are Tuesday or Thursday from 9:00am to 2:30pm.  Please call our office at (810) 796-2271 to schedule an appointment.

Free gun locks are also available at our office.

Please visit the State of Michigan website for information on new gun law legislation that went into effect on 2-13-2024.

Property Inspections/Literature

Please call or stop in the office to make arrangements to have us check on your home while you are out of town. It only takes a minute for us to fill out the property inspection form and your home will be checked on a routine basis while you are out of town. We also have free information on many topics available in the office.

Feel free to stop in at any time.

Make it Home: Don't Drive Distracted

Distracted driving refers to any activity drivers engage in that takes their attention from the primary task of driving. It can be visual distraction, taking their eyes from the road; manual distraction, taking their hands from the wheel; or cognitive distraction, taking their minds from their driving.

  • Choose a radio station, CD line-up or MP3 playlist before pulling out.
  • Set climate controls in advance.
  • Style hair and apply makeup before leaving or after arriving.
  • Only use cell phones with hands free features including voice, not manual, dialing.
  • Avoid difficult or emotional conversations while driving.
  • Never read, write or send a text message while driving.
  • Never read printed material, e-mails or search the internet while driving.
  • Limit eating to simple foods without packaging and avoid hot drinks.
  • Pull over briefly to a safe location to engage in distracting behaviors.
  • Especially avoid distractions in heavy traffic or bad weather.
    Politely ask drivers you ride with to avoid distractions.
    Talk to young drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.

Buckle Up or Pay Up

Michigan's 2023 seat belt use rate was 92.4% (92.9% in 2022).  Lapeer county 2023 seat belt use rate was 96.5%.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the nationwide seat belt use rate was 91.2 percent in 2022.

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