Lieutenant Brian Schroer has been with the Bay City Department of Public Safety (BCDPS) since 2001. He attended Lancaster Central High School in Lancaster, New York; he earned his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Erie Community College in 1996, and a Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree from Hilbert College in 1998. He then earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Central Michigan University in 2013.
He began working as a police officer for the Bay City Police Department. During his career, Lieutenant Schroer participated in the Field Training Officer program; he continues to be an instructor for both the Delta College Police Academy and for Emergency Vehicle Operations training. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal Accident Investigator in 2009.
In 2012, the Department of Public Safety was created, merging the Bay City Police and Fire Departments into one combined Department of Public Safety. Lieutenant Schroer attended the Bay County Fire Academy in 2014 and obtained Firefighter I and II certifications from the State of Michigan. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2020 and to the rank of Lieutenant in 2022.