Gerrish Township Police Department

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Department News

ACT NOW Scholarship Applications for RHS Seniors Available

2018 ACT  NOW Scholarship Applications are now available for Roscommon High School Seniors.  Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded at the RHS Senior Awards Night Program on May 7, 2018.  Scholarships are awarded based on GPA, community service and need.  Applications and instructions are available by clicking the links below or can be obtained at the RHS Counseling Office.  DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS APRIL 2, 2018.

Scholarship App Instructions 2018

Scholarship Application

ACT NOW Bowling Tournament Winners…

ACT NOW held a bowling tournament fundraising event on February 10, 2018 at Fred’s of Roscommon.  The winning teams took home some great prize money.

First Place ($600) – Carmine Polisei, Charlie Tromm, Larry Bee, Dave Hoover & Tom Snodgrass

Second Place ($300) – Raymond Stern, Adam Wargo, Bob Wargo, Chris Francisco & Andrew Tapia Jr.

Third Place ($200) – Robert Mensinger, Joey Modeen, Bill Patterson, Dottie Langenburg & Steve Cnudde

The winner of the 50/50 raffle ($242.50) was Charlie Tromm and the winner of the Strikeball 50/50 pot ($124.00) was Pat Jarecki.

The winner of the “Mystery Cooler” Auction was Leah Wolf, Pat Riss and Renee Babcock and the winner of the auction for the Fred’s certificate for $50/month for year was Carmine & Barb Polisei.

Thank you to all the participants, sponsors and volunteers who helped make this event a great success and a fun-filled day.  ACT NOW raised approximately $1800 to benefit their annual community programs and projects.

For more photos of the event, go to the Gerrish Twp. Police Department website at and click on the ACT NOW tab and then on the “Bowling Fundraiser” tab.

Fred’s Appreciation Award as ACT NOW Community Partner

On February 10th just before the ACT NOW Bowling Tournament Fundraiser, ACT NOW awarded Fred’s of Roscommon two beautifully engraved wooden pizza paddles (one to display and one to use) in recognition of their generous contributions, community partnership and continued support of ACT NOW programs.

Ed and Neal took a moment out of their busy day to pose for a picture with ACT NOW Executive Board member John Klein who presented the award just before the ACT NOW Bowling Tournament fundraising event began.

Thank you to Fred’s management, kitchen staff, servers and employees for making this day a fun-filled event!!

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.

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