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Julie Hill

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Food Distribution – 02/27/21

Please enter at the Roscommon Middle School drive and follow the one-way traffic flow. You will exit at the RAPS Bus Garage back out onto W. Sunset Drive. Stay in your vehicles at all time, there are not any restrooms available. Please be patient as volunteers will be assisting with all of the traffic safety and food distribution.

ACT NOW/Gerrish P.D. Scholarship Applications Available for 2021

Applications for our 2021 Scholarship Awards are now available. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to RHS Seniors who plan on attending college in the Fall. Our scholarships are based on community service, GPA and need. There are no restrictions on degree/field of study or what college/university you will be attending.

Application and instructions are available here: https://www.gerrishpolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-Scholarship-Application-Packet.pdf


Administrative Clerk Julie Hill – 37 Year Anniversary

Congratulations on your 37th year with the Gerrish Township Police Department as an Administrative Clerk. Julie assists the Chief and Lieutenant in administrative functions and clerical support for the officers. Thank you for your continued dedication and service.

It’s that time of year…

The Office of Highway Safety Planning launches their winter driving safety campaign. This is a reminder to drivers to slow down and use caution when traveling on icy, slick and snow-covered roads.

For more information including crash statistics and resources visit the OHSP website at www.michigan.gov/WinterDriving.

Come Join our Team…


Interested in being a part of an experienced law enforcement team? Gerrish Township Police Department is accepting applications for a full-time road patrol officer. Whether you are certified just out of an academy or an experienced officer and want to work and live in our great community, please click the link below to our application packet.

WE ALSO PAY FOR EXPERIENCE! If you are currently a law enforcement officer we have the flexibility to start your wages at a higher rate on our wage scale.

We offer completely paid health, vision and dental insurance (you pay nothing out of your pay), life insurance policy, disability/accident coverage, retirement, overtime and holiday pay, longevity pay, vacation time and annual leave time. For further information on requirements, wage and benefits, click the link below to our application packet.

We offer traditional police services along with community policing relations. You would work in our beautiful northern community that covers 2/3 of the shoreline of Higgins Lake, one of the most beautiful inland lakes in the world! We are a recreational area with lots of woods, trails, lakes, rivers and parks to keep you busy during your off times.

If you have questions regarding this job opening or would like further information about the position, please contact Lt. Greg Patchin at (989) 821-5207 Ext. 286 or email him at Lt.patchin@gerrishpolice.org.

Application packet: https://www.gerrishpolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/GTPD-Application-Packet-2020-compressed.pdf

Have a Safe & Happy New Year!!

Please celebrate responsibly and welcome the New Year on a good note.

  • Plan a ride in advance (know your options for a safe way home if you plan to attend a party)
  • Plan for guests’ safety (if you are hosting a celebration be sure your guests have a safe way home)
  • Make a plan with your kids (set a reasonable curfew, if they are old enough to drive make sure they understand the dangers of driving on the holiday and encourage them to stay in one location instead of party hopping)
  • Make sure your car is locked if you have to leave it overnight somewhere and pick it up as soon as possible the next day (New Year’s Day is the most active holiday for auto thefts)
  • Make sure you handle fireworks safely and responsibly

For more New Year’s Eve safety tips visit State Farm at https://www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/family/new-years-eve-safety-tips

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