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Annual Picnic & Meeting – JULY 15, 2019

The Gerrish Township Police Officers, along with ACT NOW (non-profit community group) will be holding their ANNUAL PICNIC on July 15, 2019 at the Gerrish Township Park Marina at 103 Mill Road (off of County Road 200). To mark our 20th Annual Meeting & Picnic, we have changed the location from the Township Hall to the Township Park Marina (please make a note of this change of venue).

The picnic will begin at 6:00 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, condiments, potato salad and beverages will be provided free of charge. Please bring a dish to pass, your own table service and lawn chairs. The inside area has been reserved in case of bad weather…so rain, shine or heat come on out and join in this community event! Everyone is welcome so bring your family, friends and neighbors for some fun fellowship and food.

After dinner there will be a presentation of a special community award and the election of the 2019-2020 officers for the ACT NOW Board will also take place. If you are interested in serving as an officer on the ACT NOW board, please contact Chief Brian Hill at the Gerrish Township Police Department. Further information on ACT NOW can be found on this website under ACT NOW tab.

Safety Day at RES – Have a Safe Summer!

Gerrish Township Police and CERT team were on hand at the Roscommon Elementary School’s Safety Day held on June 7th. The kids had a great time thanks to Sgt. Norm LaBonte and CERT members John Ellis and Mike Briggs!

Please use caution when traveling roadways and watch for children at play in neighborhoods, playgrounds, parks, sidewalks, etc. School is out for the summer…let’s all make it a safe one!

Chief Hill – 37 Year Anniversary

Congratulations Chief Brian Hill on your 37th year with Gerrish Township Police Department and Thank You for your continued dedication and service.


The Gerrish Township Police Department was notified today of a young man who is going door to door selling educational books, apps, and websites in the Roscommon County Area. He has provided his information to the police and is reported to be doing this as part of a college internship. The subject is driving a Black Honda with Tennessee Registration plates. He advised that he will be in are area until the month of August. We want to inform the public that we are aware of the individual however if you have any issues please feel free to call central dispatch at (989)-275-0911

2019 Glow Golf Outing

ACT-NOW, The Gerrish Township Police/Fire/EMS Officers Association’s together want to thank everyone who came out to support the 2019 Glow Golf Outing that was held Saturday Night June 8th at the Ye Olde Country Club in Roscommon. Fun was had by all on this great night. Special Thanks to Ye Olde’s Brad and Linda Stauffer for all their help and support with this event.

Lt. Patchin – 27 Year Anniversary

Congratulations Lt. Greg Patchin on your 27th year with Gerrish Township Police Department and Thank You for your continued dedication and service!

CERT Expo Door Prize Winner

Karen Mayer of Houghton Lake was the winner of the Gerrish CERT NOAA Weather Radio at the 2019 Roscommon Business Expo held on May 15th.
Officer Shannon Fick at the Gerrish PD/CERT & ACT NOW booth at the 2019 Roscommon Business Expo.
Interested in joining the Gerrish CERT team, stop by and visit us at the Gerrish Police Department or contact us at 989-821-5207 Ext. 291.

Gypsy Moth Treatment to Begin May 30, 2019

Please be advised that aerial spraying will begin sometime on or after (weather depending) Thursday, May 30, 2019. This project is conducted annually through the Roscommon County Gypsy Moth Suppression Program. Pilots will be flying at low altitudes and will be covering 8,845 acres for a minimum of one day.

For a complete legal notice, material data sheet of the organic material being sprayed and a map of proposed spraying areas, please visit the program website at https://www.roscommoncounty.net/218/Gypsy-Moth-Program.

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