Gerrish Township Police Department

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ACT NOW Extends Scholarship Application Deadline to APRIL 30, 2020

ACT NOW and the Gerrish Twp. Police Department will be awarding two $1,000 Scholarships to Roscommon High School Seniors graduating this year.
Although schools will remain closed for the academic year, we are still accepting applications and have extended the deadline date for submission to APRIL 30, 2020. The application packet with instructions is available on-line at our website (click on the ACT NOW tab) or we can mail one to you.
These scholarships are awarded based on GPA, need and Community Service.
We are lifting the requirement for an “Official” High School Transcript (if you are able to get one emailed to you without a school signature that would fulfill that requirement), however, if you cannot obtain a Transcript, please do not let that stop you from applying.
Completed application packets can be mailed to ACT NOW Scholarship Program, 3075 E. Higgins Lake Drive, Roscommon, MI 48653.

These are trying times for our entire community and we do realize that our graduating Seniors will not be able to participate in the social events that would normally be happening during this time of year.
We still want to award our scholarships as we strongly feel that this is a very worthwhile program and funds can still be awarded to the recipient’s designated college or university at a later date for the 2020 Fall semester.
If you have any questions regarding our Scholarship Program or would like to have an application mailed to you, please contact Julie Hill at (989) 821-5207 Ext. 291 or email at


Due to the Governor’s “Stay Home Stay Safe” Executive Order, the ACT NOW Bowling Tournament Fundraiser and the Spring Road Clean-Up have been cancelled. Watch for future re-schedule dates. THANK YOU!

Telephone UPDATE

We continue to have intermittent phone service for incoming calls. The option to select an extension number is not available and all incoming calls are being funneled to one phone. We are trying diligently to answer that one phone but if we are not in the office or the system completely goes down the phone will just continue to ring with no option to leave a message. As always, if you have an emergency dial 911.

As we continue to work through our phone connectivity issues, please feel free to email us as we monitor our emails very closely and will be glad to respond to you in that fashion. We are told that it will take up to 45 days to have our phone system updated and in working order.

Thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter, as we are very aware of the untimely circumstance of having phone problems along with the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Chief Brian Hill
  • Lt. Greg Patchin
  • Sgt. Norm LaBonte
  • Off. Eric Muszynski
  • Off. John Wybraniec
  • Off. Nathan Socia
  • Admin. Julie Hill

Everyone Counts!!

In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways:
Online, by Phone or by Mail. When you respond you will tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020 (CENSUS DAY).
If you do not respond to this invitation by May, Census takers will begin visiting homes that have not responded to make sure everyone is counted and will continue visits through July.
The Census takes place every ten years in the United States as it gives an accurate population count and is mandated by the Constitution beginning in 1790 (this year marks the 24th Census of the United States).
Critical data from the Census is used in calculating the amount of Federal funding to support local communities for many programs and services including hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, etc.
Data from the Census also determines the number of seats each State will hold in the U.S. House of Representatives and assists in drawing Congressional and State legislative districts.
The Census is being made easier and more convenient than ever by allowing responses on-line and also by telephone. The information you provide is secure and confidential and the cyber-security system used for on-line communications incorporates the industries best practices and federal security standards for encrypting data.
The Census Bureau will never ask for a Social Security number, bank or credit card account information, money or donation information or anything on behalf of a political party.

Welcome New Gerrish CERT Members

Congratulations to Steven Myer and Lori Weinel for successfully completing the Gerrish Basic CERT Training Course. Last night was the final class for the 6-week course and they now join the Gerrish Community Emergency Response Team.

Thank you Steve and Lori for your commitment to our community, our Local Emergency Response Agencies and our State and Federal Citizen Corps programs. WELCOME ABOARD!!

Join Us for “Coffee With A Cop” on Feb. 21st

Join the Gerrish Township Police Officers, and other law enforcement officers from our County, for our “Coffee With A Cop” event that will be held at The Bird & The Bear Grill on February 21, 2020. Stop by between 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. for a FREE CUP OF COFFEE (courtesy of ACT NOW) and some good conversation with other community members and police officers.

Breakfast, donuts and pastries are also available to purchase off the menu. Mark your calendars and enjoy some great food, hot coffee and good conversation!

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