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Blessing of the Badges – Tonight at RHS 6:00 P.M.

The 2nd Annual Northern Michigan “Blessing of the Badges” ceremony will take place tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Roscommon High School auditorium.  This ceremony is for all local Police, Fire, EMS and Dispatchers.  Public is welcome to attend also.

2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run Scheduled for Sept. 11

The Gerrish Township Police Department will be hosting their annual “Torch Run” on September 11, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  Registration begins at 3:00 p.m. at the Gerrish Twp. Police Department (3075 E. Higgins Lake Drive) and the run starts from there and goes to the South Higgins Lake State Park Boat Basin pavilion area.  This is a 5K Run/Bike Ride and the registration fee is $25 which includes a dri-fit run shirt and hot dogs, chips and water at the finish.  Also will provide bus transportation back to the starting location.  Please pre-register by 8/24/18 to guarantee delivery of shirt on day of event.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Gerrish Twp. Police Department or on their website at www.gerrishpolice.org under the “TORCH RUN” tab.  You can also print a PDF copy here: LETR 2018 Registration Form or you can register on-line at https://www.firstgiving/miletr/gt18.

All proceeds go to Michigan Special Olympics.

Winner of Expo Door Prize – NOAA Weather Radio

Peggy Wimmer of Higgins Lake was the winner of the door prize from the Gerrish Twp. Police/ACT NOW/CERT booth at the 2018 Higgins Lake-Roscommon Business, Recreation & Services EXPO held at the CRAF Center yesterday.  Congratulations to Peggy who won a LaCrosse handheld NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight.  

L.E. Torch Run Shirts on Sale Now Only $10 Each

The 2018 Law Enforcement Torn Run pre-run shirts are available now at the Gerrish Twp. Police Department.  They are a 65% poly/35% cotton blend, pre-shrunk in black with the above printing on the front in gold and white.  They are only $10 each and are available in sizes from Small – 2XL.  Stop by and pick one or two up and support the Torch Run for Michigan Special Olympics!!

OFFICER FICK – 3 Year Anniversary

Congratulations Officer Shannon Fick on your 3rd year with Gerrish Township Police Department and Thank You for your continued dedication and service!

Gerrish Township ACT-NOW/Gerrish Township Police Department “Shop with a Cop” receives $1,781.52 from NCACU

The Roscommon Branch of NCACU (North Central Area Credit Union) chose the Gerrish Township ACT-NOW/Gerrish Township Police “Shop with a Cop” program for its 2017 annual charity recipient.

The branch staff looks over several area charitable organizations and has the opportunity to pick the one of their choosing for the year to donate towards.  They try to pick a different organization that can benefit each year from their “Casual for a Cause” fund. The “Casual for a Cause” is a program where each employee pays $2 every Friday to wear a logo shirt and jeans throughout the year, they also have internal contests to raise more funds.  To top it off, the Credit Union matches the employee’s funds to give to the individual organizations.  This year the branch office raised a total of $1,781.52 to give back to a local charity.

Other Community Charities in past years they have donated towards are Greyson’s Gift, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Lakes, Roscommon Meals on Wheels and many other worthy organizations in the Roscommon area.

All the members of ACT-NOW including the Gerrish Township Police Department want to thank the employees from the Roscommon branch of NCACU for their large donation they provided to our annual Shop with a Cop program.  This donation will help make for another great Christmas season for many families.


Pictured left to right are Lt. Greg Patchin, (Gerrish Township Police representative), Mary Link, (Chair person of ACT-NOW) and Robert Barber, (ACT-NOW treasurer), Branch Manager Dar Stead-Smith, Teller Caroline Denlinger, Member service specialist Shannon McGee-Cramer, Teller, Terri Woodhams and Head Teller Kelly Blanchett, not pictured Roxanne Larson and Denise Rood from the NCACU.

Special gift from Kiss Me Coffee Shoppe for National Law Enforcement Appreciation day

Officers at the Gerrish Township Police Department received a surprise visit today from Autumn Vanacker and Emily Barber from the Kiss Me Coffee Shoppe in Prudenville.  The ladies wanted to show their appreciation to all local law enforcement today on this National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.).  The ladies provided the Gerrish Township Police Department with 94 ounces of fresh brewed coffee to get this cold morning started.  The Officers at the Gerrish Township Police Department really appropriate this visit as it is a great feeling to have our community supporting us and helping put smiles on our officers faces.  Thank you again Kiss Me Coffee Shoppe!

Pictured are Lieutenant Patchin and Autumn Vanacker from Kiss Me Coffee

FEB. 10, 2018 – ACT NOW Bowling Tournament

Reserve your spot for your team now…register for the ACT NOW Bowling Tournament Fundraiser that will be held at Fred’s of Roscommon on 2/10/18.  Starts at Noon (Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.).  $40 per person ($200 per team), 5-person teams, great cash prizes will be awarded along with a large 50/50 Raffle and “Mystery Cooler” Live Auction!  Contact Carmine Polisei at 989-400-5170 to register or contact Officer James Scroggin at 989-821-5207 Ext. 293.

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