Gerrish Township Police Department

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Department News

National Night Out

Come join us and other local Police, Fire, EMS Departments and Public Service Organizations for the 2021 “National Night Out” on AUGUST 3rd from 6-8 pm on the CRAF Center Lawn in Roscommon.

Open to the public, free admission, hot dogs, snacks, beverages, games, prizes and giveaways!!

This is a great opportunity to see what specialized equipment and services these agencies have to offer the public and a chance to visit with the different service providers.

Stop by and chat with Gerrish Twp. Police Officer John Wybraniec and take a look at our specialized rescue vehicle (Polaris Ranger with track system). He will also have some goodies to hand out to the kids!

July Food Distribution – JULY 24, 2021

Please use the Middle School entrance and follow the one-way traffic flow. Remain in your vehicles and volunteers will load food for you. Continue the one-way traffic flow to exit back out onto W. Sunset Drive. Plan accordingly as there are not public bathrooms available.

ACT NOW Annual Meeting & Picnic

Join the Gerrish Township Police Officers and the ACT NOW Executive Board for the 22nd ACT NOW Annual Meeting and Picnic Monday, July 19th at the Gerrish Twp. Marina. Just bring a lawn chair, tables will be set up indoors for eating. All food and utensils will be provided and individually packaged: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Potato Salad, Chips, Cookies and Beverages. Food will be served at 6:00 p.m. with the meeting taking place after dinner. Get an update on all of the cool projects and events being planned for this summer and fall. 2021/2022 Election of ACT NOW Board Officers will also take place.

July is “Vehicle Theft Prevention” Month

Did you know that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 721, 885 vehicles were stolen in the U.S. in 2019. Don’t become a victim…watch this short video for some quick and easy tips to avoid vehicle theft.

For more information on safety, vehicle recalls, research, statistics and more, visit

Have a Safe & Happy 4th of July

Please remember to celebrate safely this 4th of July holiday. Pursuant to Public Act 635 of 2018, consumer fireworks are legal from June 29th to July 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. on each of those days. Consumer fireworks are not allowed on public property (including streets and rights-of-way), on school or church property or from the property of another person (without their express written permission).

For a complete copy of the Gerrish Township Fireworks Ordinance #45 click this link:

If you will be using consumer fireworks this holiday, please use caution and follow all safety guidelines. For more information on fireworks safety, please visit the National Safety Council’s website at:

Backpack Donation from the Astemborski Family

On June 19th, Sgt. Norm LaBonte and Officer John Wybraniec accepted 24 backpacks from the Astemborski family. These backpacks were donated to help children in a time of need to comfort them. The backpacks contain a blanket, coloring book, crayons, hair brush, water bottle, toothbrush and toothpaste.

From all of us at the Gerrish Township Police Department, we would like to sincerely thank the Astemborski family for this very generous donation and appreciate their support of our community!

ACT NOW Annual Meeting & Picnic JULY 19, 2021

Bring your lawn chair and come out and join ACT NOW and the Gerrish Township Police Department for their Annual Picnic (and ACT NOW 22nd Annual Meeting) on July 19, 2021 at the Gerrish Township Marina. This will not be a potluck dinner, instead we will be providing all the food, utensils and beverages. Invite your neighbors, friends and family for a long awaited social event and mingle with the ACT NOW Executive Board members and the Gerrish Police Officers for food and fellowship! This event starts at 6:00 p.m. rain or shine.

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