Gerrish Township Police Department

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Department News

NOAA Weather Radio WINNER!!

Congratulations to Linda Grant of Roscommon who won the Gerrish Township CERT door prize at the Roscommon Business, Recreation & Service EXPO on May 17th that was held at the CRAF Center.  Officer Shannon Fick presented her with the door prize, a NOAA Weather Radio, on May 22nd.

National EMS Week May 21-27, 2017

The Gerrish Township Police Department would like to take this opportunity to thank ALL EMS workers during the 43rd annual National EMS Week!  The front-line medical services provided by our community’s EMT’s and Paramedics is invaluable and we are honored to have a great group of them working right here in Gerrish Township!

President Gerald Ford authorized the first EMS Week back in 1974 to celebrate and recognize the important work EMS workers provide to our nation’s communities.  Back then, EMS was a new profession and these certified workers just started being recognized as a critical component of emergency medicine and the public health safety net.  A lot has changed since then.  EMS is not only firmly established now but has become a vital component of the medical care continuum.  EMS will continue participating in the nation’s overall healthcare goals as the development of mobile integrated healthcare and community para-medicine is introduced to our communities.

Please take this opportunity to THANK your local Fire and EMS Departments for their valuable service in providing quality pre-hospital care to our community!


The Gerrish Township CERT Trailer is complete and was revealed at the 2017 Roscommon Business, Recreation & Services EXPO on May 17, 2017 at the CRAF Center in Roscommon.  Thank you to all the Gerrish CERT members who volunteered their time to complete the inside of the CERT Trailer.  Chief Hill is happy to announce that the project is complete and the Roscommon County Emergency Manager and the State Emergency Manager have both been notified that this valuable piece of equipment is mobile and ready for any CERT call-outs.  Thank you also to Gerrish CERT Coordinator Sharon Zacny, Gerrish Police Sgt. Greg Patchin and Officer Norm LaBonte who coordinated the project including the interior custom design work.  Thank you again to the project “partners” ACT NOW, Gerrish Twp. Police Department, Gerrish Twp. Fire/EMS Department and the Roscommon Rotary Club.  Gerrish Township Emergency Services takes great pride in the Gerrish CERT team and are very appreciative of the professional group of volunteers that make up the Gerrish CERT team and are extremely grateful to have this unique piece of equipment that will not only be utilized in our area but throughout Northern Michigan.

May 14th – 20th is NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

The Gerrish Township Police Department would like to thank all law enforcement officers who serve and protect our communities.  We would also like to honor and recognize those officers who have been injured, disabled or have given their lives in the line of duty.  Their sacrifices will never be forgotten. 

CERT & ACT NOW at Roscommon EXPO Tomorrow….


ACT NOW Community Group and the Gerrish Township C.E.R.T. team will be at the 9th Annual Roscommon Business & Recreation/Services EXPO tomorrow, May 17th.  Come on out to the CRAF Center in Roscommon, their booth will be inside from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Stop by and register for a chance to win a NOAA Weather Radio!  You can also check out the completed CERT Trailer which will be located outside.  The CERT trailer project was a result of community partners ACT NOW, Gerrish Police Department, Gerrish Fire/EMS Department and the Roscommon Rotary Club.  The trailer is ready and mobile for any Community Emergency Response Team call-outs in the Roscommon County area or for any of the 17 regions in our area. 

2017 ACT NOW CASH RAFFLE – Tickets on Sale NOW!!

ACT NOW is holding their annual large raffle…this is an ALL CASH PRIZE Raffle!  Tickets are $10.00 each, only 600 tickets being sold.  First Prize is $1,000, Second Prize is $500 and Third and Fourth Prizes are $250 each.  Drawing will take place on November 20, 2017 at Fred’s of Roscommon.  DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN.

Get your tickets now.  Stop by the Gerrish Twp. Police Department or contact any Gerrish Police Officer or ACT NOW Executive Board member.

All proceeds from this raffle will support the annual community projects and programs sponsored by ACT NOW, Gerrish Twp. Police Department and the Gerrish Twp. CERT team!!

OFFICER FICK – 2 Year Anniversary

Congratulations Officer Shannon Fick on completing your 2nd year with Gerrish Township Police Department and Thank You for your continued dedication and service!


Thank you to the ACT NOW members and Gerrish Officers that assisted in the Annual Spring Road Clean Up through the Michigan Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway Program yesterday, May 10th.  Several bags of trash were collected along ACT NOW’s section of highway which runs along County Road 100 from the top of Pioneer Hill south to Hillsdale Drive on both sides of the road.  ACT NOW picks up trash along this designated section of roadway during the spring and fall of each year as one of their annual community projects.

Wildfire Along County Road 104 near W. Pine


CAUTION…There are currently several “spot” wildfires along County Road 104 near W. Pine.  Both Lyon Township Fire Department and Markey Township Fire Departments are responding along with the DNR Wildfire Division.  Watch for emergency vehicles in this area.  PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR THAT WILDFIRE DANGER IS HIGH...Do not discard of cigarette butts or start fires that have the possibility of igniting dry leaves, underbrush and foilage.  Open debris burning is not permitted anywhere in Roscommon County or neighboring counties at this time.

ACT NOW Bowling Tournament Raises $1,658.00 for Community Programs & Projects

Thank you to all of the bowlers, volunteers, Alpena Beverage Company, ACT NOW Community Partners Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Fred’s of Roscommon for making the ACT NOW Bowling Tournament that was held this past Saturday, May 6th a GREAT SUCCESS!!  ACT NOW raised $1,658.00 to go towards its annual community programs and projects that are sponsored by their non-profit organization.  First Place Team won $500, Second Place Team won $250 and the Third Place Team won $150.  Eight teams filled the lanes and fun was had by all.  You did not have to be present to win any of the great prizes that were given away.  50/50 raffle winner was Greg Patchin who took home $392.  Twisted Tea Neon Sign ($250 value) was won by Billy Patterson who had to roll a trick shot of hitting just one pin to win.  Grand prize Shanty Creek Golf Package ($1,200 value) including 8 rounds of golf, two rooms for one night went to Pat Benardo.  A HUGE THANK YOU to Blarney Stone Broadcasting for donating the Golf Package, Alpena Beverage Company for donating the Twisted Tea neon sign and beverages and to Fred’s of Roscommon for donating all lane and shoe rental fees!!  ACT NOW is looking forward to another bowling fundraiser this fall which all proceeds will benefit the ACT NOW Scholarship Program…watch for future information!!

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