Gerrish Township Police Department

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Department News

Safe Internet Exchange Zone

Just a reminder, Gerrish Township Police Department offers a “Safe Internet Exchange Zone” for on-line sales transactions.  Never meet at home or your place of work, meet at a public place and take someone with you, never go alone and avoid meeting when it is dark outside!  This zone is located on the south side of the police department building in the parking lot and is under continuous video surveillance and is a great place to meet when conducting purchase or selling transactions with strangers.

(Gerrish Township assumes no liability for those using the zone for conducting such transactions.)

Firearms Training for Gerrish Officers

Gerrish Township Police Officers were at the Kirtland Firearms Range yesterday and participated in a “Multiple Levels of Force Drill” with their duty and off-duty weapons and Taser.  The department trains at least twice a year and must meet all minimum requirements set forth by MCOLES (Michigan Commission On Law Enforcement Standards) in several tasks of weapons handling proficiency and safety.

Department Firearms Instructor & Armorer Officer Norm LaBonte arranges all of the shoots and sets up and guides officers through the courses in the Spring and Fall every year.  Congratulations to Officer Martin who received his “Distinguished Expert” award/pin at this shoot.

Trunks Wanted….Gerrish Trunk or Treat 10/31/17

Come be part of the fun on Halloween…decorate your vehicle (or not, it is not a requirement) and participate in the 9th Annual Trunk or Treat at the Gerrish Township Municipal Center.  Win some great prizes and even gift cards for just participating!

Check out the links below for event information and Vehicle Registration Form.

Event Flyer/Information: 2017 Trunk or Treat Flyer

Trunk or Treat Vehicle Registration Form: 2017 Trunk or Treat Pre-Registration Form

Crime/Activity Mapping Now Available for Gerrish Township

Gerrish Township Police Department has a new crime/activity mapping system through that will track incidents and crimes in Gerrish Township.  Simply go to the Gerrish Township Police website and click on the CRIME/ACTIVITY MAPPING tab and then click on the link that will route you directly to  There are 20 statistical categories that will be available and visible to the public including Arrests, Assaults, Thefts/Larceny, Traffic Accidents, Burglary and Vandalism just to name a few!

You can also view stats by clicking this link:


Gerrish Trunk or Treat – Oct. 31st

Calling all trunks for the Gerrish Township Trunk or Treat which will take place on Halloween evening (Oct. 31st) at the Gerrish Township Municipal Center.  Vehicle registration will begin at 4:15 p.m. and Trunk or Treat will run from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. 

Prizes will be awarded for Best Decorated Trunk – 50″ Sanyo HDTV, Most Creative Trunk – Promark Warrior Drone, Scariest Trunk – Altec XL Rugged Bluethooth Speaker and two Random Participation Drawings for $50 Wal Mart gift cards.

Register you vehicle early and get your space reserved for this fun community event!  Registration forms available on line or at the Gerrish Twp. Police Department and Gerrish Twp. Hall.

2017 Trunk or Treat Pre-Registration Form

2017 Trunk or Treat Flyer

CERT Presentation at ACT NOW Community Meeting – Sept. 18, 2017

Thank you to Gerrish CERT Member Mike Briggs who put together and presented a very informative power point presentation on the Community Emergency Response Team at the ACT NOW Community Meeting held on Sept. 18, 2017 at the Gerrish Township Municipal Center.  Thank you to CERT members John Ellis, Bob Barber, Ed Thoma and CERT Coordinator Sharon Zacny for setting up the CERT Trailer so that the attendees could get an up-close look at this very important Emergency Response apparatus and all of the equipment and supplies that it houses.

CERT Awareness – ACT NOW Community Meeting SEPT. 18th

ACT  NOW and the Gerrish Township Police Department along with the Gerrish CERT Team will be presenting a program on CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) at the Sept. 18, 2017 Community meeting which will be held at the Gerrish Township Municipal Center at 7:00 p.m.  Come on out and get an up close look at the CERT Trailer and learn about all the ways CERT assists our local Emergency Response agencies throughout the year!!

This is an open meeting for anyone to attend, refreshments will also be served.

2017 Gerrish Township Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

The Gerrish Township Police want to thank all that participated this year in the 2017 Law Enforcement TORCH RUN making this year another successful community event raising over $1700 for Michigan Special Olympics.  This year we had a total of 67 runners that participated in the 5K Run/Bike Ride from the Gerrish Township Police Department to the South Higgins Lake State Park.  A special thanks to Officer Shannon Fick who is the organizer of this event each year.  Thanks again, and we hope to see everyone back again next year.

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