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Department News

Julie Hill

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ACT NOW & Gerrish Police Road Clean-Up Completed

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were not able to complete our Spring Road Clean-Up, however we were able to pick up the trash on both sides of County Road 100 from the top of Pioneer Hill to Hillsdale Drive last Tuesday.

16 volunteers, including 4 Gerrish Officers participated and 15 trash bags were collected. Pizza and pop/water was provided afterwards for the volunteers by ACT NOW.

Thank you to everyone who helped out with this bi-annual event to keep our community clean! See you next Spring for our next clean-up.

Opening for a Full-Time Road Patrol Officer

Gerrish Township Police Department is currently accepting applications for one Full-Time Road Patrol Officer position. Job Description, Wages and Benefits are outlined in the application packet.

A complete application packet is available on our website or by clicking this link: https://www.gerrishpolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/GTPD-Application-Packet-2020-compressed.pdf

For further information or questions, please contact Lt. Greg Patchin at (989) 821-5207 Ext. 286 or email him at Lt.patchin@gerrishpolice.org.

We Honor & Remember…

Today we would like to reflect on the tragedy our Country endured on this date nineteen years ago.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the survivors and the families of those that passed…we honor and remember you.

To all of the First Responders that ran into the destruction and sacrificed their lives for others…we honor and remember you.


Stuff the Bus – September 11th & 12th at Walmart

Help out the Roscommon and Houghton Lake Rotary Clubs as they join efforts to gather school supplies for 4 different schools in Roscommon County. Lockers are not being used due to COVID-19 regulations so kids must carry their supplies with them throughout the day. Pencil cases and pouches make this much easier. Please help out if you can!

For a printable version of the above flyer click this link: https://www.gerrishpolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Stuff-the-Bus.pdf

Have you seen this Vehicle or Camper?

The Gerrish Township Police Department is looking for assistance in identifying the owner of the van pictured in the photo above. 

On Thursday, July 9th, 2020 this vehicle entered the Toy Box storage units on East Higgins Lake Drive and stole this camper (second picture). The vehicle is believed to be a Dodge Grand Caravan, black in color.  The stolen travel trailer is a pop-up style, StarCraft Spacemaster, mostly white in color with blue accents.  The trailer also has an A/C attached to the roof. The trailer had a registration of A687142.  Investigation continues into possible matches for the registration plate that is attached to the minivan. 

If anyone has information concerning this theft, please contact either Sgt. Norm LaBonte (Ext. 285) or Officer Nathan Socia (Ext. 289) at 989-821-5207 or Email them at sgt.labonte@gerrishpolice.org / nsocia@gerrishpolice.org.

2020 Shop-With-A-Cop Fundraiser…TURTLES HAVE ARRIVED!!

Our Annual SWAC Stuffed Animal Fundraiser that is usually held at the Firemen’s Memorial Festival in September will not take place due to the Festival being cancelled this year. However…we still have a lot of turtles to sell and all proceeds will go to the Gerrish Police & ACT NOW 2020 Shop-With-A-Cop Program.

Stop by the Gerrish Police Department at 3075 E. Higgins Lake Drive Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. to pick up your cute turtle(s). You can also call Julie at (989) 821-5207 Ext. 291 to place an order or email your order to jhill@gerrishpolice.org.

Our stuffed animals are provided by a very generous community donor each year. The stuffed animal fundraiser for SWAC started in 2007 with our first edition “Bear.” We try to have a different animal each year and each animal is tagged with information about the SWAC program. We have raised $12,067.00 with our stuffed animal fundraiser since its inception with last year being the most in one year raised from our 2019 “Christmas Seal” animal with the adorable logo hoodie!

We still have some of the 2019 Christmas Seal plush animals wearing
GTPD logo hoodies available for $10.00 each

Food Truck Distribution – August 13th

There will be a Food Truck Distribution at the Roscommon Area Public Schools Bus Garage on Thursday, August 13, 2020 starting at 10:00 a.m. Please stay in your vehicles and enter at the Middle School driveway and follow the designated route. Please be patient and follow the procedure to assist our volunteers and note there will not be any bathroom facilities available so please plan accordingly.

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