ROPD Awards

Annual Department Awards Presentation


Following the April 21, 2016 meeting of the Royal Oak Citation Review Board, the Royal Oak Police Department announced the names of following individuals for their accomplishments:

Officer of the Year


Officer Brian Kucel 

Civilian of the Year


Teri Murray

Bravery Award


For an incident on January 8, 2015 : Officer Robert Spellman

Lifesaving Awards


  • For an incident on January 3, 2015: Officer Kyle Adair, Officer David Ratliff, Officer Jason Manning
  • For an incident on January 13, 2015: Officer Andrew Rougeau
  • For an incident on June 5, 2015: Officer Anthony Gagliardi, Officer Zachary Nottle, Officer Gerald Karr, Officer Mark Apley
  • For an incident August 22, 2015: Officer Christopher Platt, Officer Kyle Knauss
  • For an incident on August 23, 2015: Sergeant David Budzynowski, Officer Brian Kucel, Officer Eric Cherry, Officer Joshua Yancho