Gerrish Township Police Department

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2017 “8th Annual” ACT NOW GOLF OUTING Raised $8,000

Thank you to all the participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers that made our 8th Annual ACT NOW Golf Outing a success!  This was our best year ever with 18 teams and so many awesome prizes donated for our Chinese Raffle!  We raised $8,000.00 to go towards all of the great community programs and projects sponsored by ACT NOW, the Gerrish Township Police Department and CERT Team.  Congratulations to the following winners:

1st Place Team – Jonah Schutte, Ben Lowe, Nathan Traver & Jake Barth

2nd Place Team – James Scroggin, Kurt Michelson, Greg Dyke & Rick Tift

7th Place Team – Ken MacKinnon, Karen MacKinnon, Steve & Joe

Men’s Long Drive – James Scroggin     Women’s Long Drive – Keely Russsell     Men’s Closest to Pin – Rick Miller     Women’s Closes to Pin – None

Special thanks to Officer Austin Martin, Event Coordinator and the 2017 Golf Outing Committee.  

Click on the photo gallery below for some great pictures of the event.

Roscommon County Sheriff – Citizens Police Academy

Roscommon County Sheriff Department will be hosting a 8-week Citizens Police Academy beginning Tuesday, September 5th and will run each Tuesday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. through October 23rd.  If you are 18 years of age or older and are interested in a greater understanding of what is involved with policing in today’s environment, please apply by contacting Deputy Jonah Schutte at the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office at 111 South 2nd Street in Roscommon.

The Academy will cover such topics as communications, criminal investigations, patrol, policies, crime prevention, volunteer services, facilities, specialized equipment and units.  Will include lectures, demonstrations, tours and physical interaction.

Applicants must be able to pass a background investigation and space is limited.



Gerrish Officers Attend 2017 National Night Out

Officer Scroggin and Officer Fick attended the 2017 National Night Out – America’s Night Out Against Crime on August 1st that took place in the Village of Roscommon from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  There were kids games and activities, drinks, food, snacks, prizes and giveaways!  They represented the Gerrish Township Police Department and joined other local public safety departments for this great community event!  Thank you to all the departments that attended representing Police, Fire and EMS agencies.

Law Enforcement 5K Torch Run SEPT. 13

The Gerrish Community 5K Run/Bike Ride for the Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 13, 2017.  It will start at the Gerrish Twp. Police Department and end at the South Higgins Lake State Park.  Registration fee is $25 per person and you will receive a runner’s t-shirt.  There will be hot dogs, chips and water served at the end and transportation will be provided back to the police department.

All proceeds from the run support the Michigan Special Olympics.  Registration begins at 3:00 p.m. and the run begins promptly at 4:00 p.m.  Click the link below for a registration form or click the “TORCH RUN” tab on our website at  Registration forms are also available at the Gerrish Police Department or online at

Registration Form: LETR 2017 Registration Form

Golfers Wanted for ACT NOW Golf Outing on August 12th

4-person golf scramble includes 18-holes at Redwood Golf Course with cart, prizes, hot dogs on the turn and dinner afterwards for $50 per person ($200 team).  Will also hold a Chinese Raffle.  Water and pop will be provided, adult beverages can be purchased at the Redwood Golf Course Club House or beverage cart.  Chance to win a new car…get a hole-in-one on the 18th hole and take home a new vehicle courtesy of Hart Ford!  Pick up a registration form at the Gerrish Township Police Department or contact Event Coordinator Officer Austin Martin at 989-821-5207 Ext. 292 or email him at

Come on out and enjoy a great day and support the many community programs sponsored by ACT NOW, the Gerrish Police Department and CERT team!

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and Shotgun Start at 10:00 a.m.

Click here for a printable registration form: Golf Outing Brochure 2017

Found Bike

A bike was found on Sunday July 16, 2017 in the area of County Road 100 and County Road 103. The bike was found half buried in leaves / tree branches as if someone was trying to conceal it. If you are missing a bike or know of someone who is missing a bike please contact Officer Martin at 989-821-5207 ext. 292.

Severe Weather Update

We have experienced severe weather recently causing many residents to lose power. Several trees and power lines are down and in roadways. Please use caution if traveling. Do not go near any down power lines and please do not cut any down trees. Our police department, fire department and CERT team’s our working hard to address all hazards. Consumers power has been notified but please be patient as it will take a little time to address and fix all of the down lines.

ACT NOW 18th Annual Meeting & PICNIC July 17th

ACT NOW will be holding it’s 18th Annual Meeting & Picnic on Monday, July 17th at 6:00 p.m. at the Gerrish Township Municipal Center outdoor pavilion area.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad and beverages will be provided.  Please bring a dish to pass, your own table service and lawn chairs.  If the weather is bad, the event will be moved indoors to the Gerrish Twp. Hall.  Elections of ACT NOW Executive Board officers for the 2017-2018 fiscal year will take place along with the presentation of the 2017 Citizen of the Year award!  

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