Forsyth Township Police Department

  • Agency: Forsyth Township Police Department
  • Address: 99 Pine Street, Gwinn, 49841 MI
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Phone: 906-346-9224
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Forsyth Township Police Department is located at 99 Pine Street, Gwinn, 49841 MI. The Forsyth Township Police Department phone number is 906-346-9224.

Forsyth Township Police Department News

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. The Forsyth Township Police Department will be accepting pills only from 10am-2pm on October 27. *Please remove pills from any packaging and place in a ziplock style bag. *We cannot accept liquids, needles, or patches. https://youtu.be/4O17ihuRIUM More information can be found at https://takebackday.dea.gov/

It's never OK to drive while impaired. For this reason, law enforcement agencies across Michigan will make impaired driving a priority during the October enforcement campaign which runs October 18 through November 4. In 2017, 359 people died in Michigan as a result of alcohol-involved traffic crashes, an increase from 274 in 2016 (CJIC). In Michigan, impaired driving represented 45.7 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2017. (UMTRI) #drivesober

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. The Forsyth Township Police Department will be accepting pills only from 10am-2pm on October 27. *Please remove pills from any packaging and place in a resealable ziplock style bag. *We cannot accept liquids, needles, or patches.

https://www.uppermichiganssource.com/content/news/Extra-patrols-will-be-out-throughout-October-to-deter-impaired-driving-497838431.html

The Forsyth Twp PD is currently looking for a 1987 Ford F150 with front end/headlight damage involved in a hit and run in the Shag Lake area early this morning. Unknown color or direction of travel. If you have any info please call dispatch at 911 or 475-9912

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY ALERT: STOPPING FOR SCHOOL BUS AND OTHER SAFETY TIPS With schools starting across Michigan, the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association wants you to know the laws for school buses. Passing a school bus that is loading or unloading students is prohibited under any circumstances. The law requires motorists to come to a complete stop at least 20 feet from a school bus whenever a bus is stopped and employing the use of its two red flashing signals. The driver may proceed once the bus resumes motion. Tips for Motorists • Slow down and prepare to stop whenever you see yellow school bus lights flashing. • The law now requires motorists to come to a complete stop at least 20 feet from a school bus whenever a bus is stopped and employing the use of its two red flashing signals. The driver may proceed once the bus resumes motion. • Never pass a school bus when children are loading or unloading. That is the Law! • Remember that children are unpredictable in their actions. Take extreme caution when traveling in a school zone. If you live in an area where there are no sidewalks, drive cautiously. Be more alert to the possibility of children walking in the road. • Be more aware of children playing near school bus stops. • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully • Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. • Put down your phone – don’t talk or text while driving!

State Police Operation C.A.R.E. Holiday Enforcement Focuses on Drunk/Drugged Driving LANSING, MICH. The Labor Day holiday weekend is one of the deadliest travel periods of the year. The Michigan State Police (MSP) is reminding motorists to be responsible and make safe driving decisions. MSP troopers will join their counterparts from across the country in the international traffic safety initiative, Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness and Reduction Efforts). In conjunction with Operation C.A.R.E., troopers across the state, along with approximately 150 other law enforcement agencies in Michigan, will be participating in the national safety campaign ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.’ “Driving drunk or drugged is unacceptable,” said Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. “Crashes involving alcohol and/or drugs can be prevented. Troopers will be on patrol and watching. Wear a seatbelt and put your phone down. Let’s all do our part to make sure everyone on the road has a safe holiday weekend.” The official Labor Day weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3. Last year, 10 fatal traffic crashes resulted in 15 deaths during the Labor Day holiday weekend. The MSP is reminding motorists that the Mackinac Bridge will be closed again to vehicular traffic starting at 6:30 a.m. and lasting until noon on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. As a result, northbound I-75 at exit 337 on the south end of the bridge and southbound US-2 and I-75 at exit 344 in the Upper Peninsula will close during that time as well. Troopers will be at various traffic points to monitor and assist motorists as much as possible. Operation C.A.R.E. began in 1977 as a collaborative effort between the MSP and the Indiana State Police, and is one of the nation’s longest-running traffic safety initiatives. It focuses on deterring the three main causes of highway fatalities: aggressive driving, impaired driving and failure to use occupant restraints. State police and highway patrol agencies from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ontario Provincial Police, Quebec Police Force and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be participating in this lifesaving traffic safety initiative. Operation C.A.R.E. also includes participation from police agencies affiliated with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as well.

Safety Starts on the Way to School State Police Offers School Bus Safety Tips The Michigan State Police (MSP) wants to remind parents to talk to their children about bus safety and remind motorists to share the road. “To reduce the chance transportation-related injuries, we encourage parents to teach their children about proper behavior around a bus,” said Tpr. Kellie Shaffer, Paw Paw Post. Parents should talk to their children about the School Bus Danger Zones that extend 10 feet from the bus in all directions. When leaving the bus, children should walk 10 feet away from the bus before turning. Children crossing in front of the bus should move forward away from the bus until they can make eye contact with the driver. They should never cross in front of the bus without the driver’s permission. Additional safety tips for parents to share with their children: •Have a safe place to wait for the bus, away from traffic and the street. •Do not run or play while waiting for the bus. •Make sure to always remain in clear view of the bus driver. Never go behind the bus. •Stay away from the bus until it comes to a complete stop and the driver signals you to enter. • Walk to the bus stop with a buddy. •Mind all traffic signals and/or the crossing guard. Never cross the street against a light, even if you do not see traffic coming. •Do not talk to strangers. Tell your parents if a stranger tries to talk to you. •Never leave with a stranger or get into a stranger’s vehicle. Motorists are reminded to pay attention to school bus lights and observe the school bus stop law. When approaching a school bus with its lights activated, motorists should always: •Prepare to stop when a slowing bus has its overhead yellow lights flashing. •Come to a complete stop at least 20 feet away from the bus when its overhead red lights are flashing. Do not proceed until the bus resumes motion and/or you are signaled to do so by the bus driver. •Proceed with caution when the hazard warning lights, located near the headlights, are flashing.

Join the Forsyth Township Police, Fire, and EMS tonight, August 15th from 5:30pm-7:30pm to celebrate Neighbor Night Out.

A BIG Thank You to ALL of our sponsors, those who donated raffle prizes, and our supportive community. The Forsyth Township D.A.R.E. Program was able to raise $1750 during the Bike Night Event last night at the Up North Lodge. Again, a HUGE Thank You!!!!!!!

Looking for something fun to do tonight? Join us at the UP North Lodge for Bike Night. If you are unable to make the event, the department is always accepting financial donations for the Forsyth Township Police Department D.A.R.E program. Donations can be made at the Forsyth Township Office.

Looking for something fun to do Tuesday Night? Join us at the UP North Lodge for Bike Night. If you are unable to make the event, the department is always accepting financial donations for the Forsyth Township Police Department D.A.R.E program. Donations can be made anytime at the Forsyth Township Office.

Join the Forsyth Township Police, Fire, and EMS on Wednesday August 15th from 5:30pm-7:30pm to celebrate Neighbor Night Out.

The Forsyth Township Police Department would like to thank the community for their continued support with the passing of yesterday's millage. This millage will allow the department to continue to serve you for years to come. Thank you!

Join us at the UP North Lodge for Bike Night on August 14th. If you are unable to make the event, the department is always accepting financial donations for the Forsyth Township Police Department D.A.R.E program. Donations can be made at the Forsyth Township Office.

Missing Golden Retriever wearing a blue/green collar without tags in the Sands St area. If found, please call the Forsyth Township Police Department at 906-346-9224 or Central Dispatch at 906-475-9912.

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Lost dog. Found in the area of Pine St. Please contact the department at 346-9224 or Central Dispatch at 475-9912 if you are missing this dog or know the owners.

Milo went missing near West Bass Lake on July 11. He is very friendly. Please call the Forsyth Township Police Department at 906-346-9224, or Central Dispatch at 906-475-9912 if you have seen or have found him.

Found Dog Male German Shepard with camo collar found in the Pine St area. Please contact the Forsyth Township Police Department at 906-346-9224 or Central Dispatch at 906-475-9912 if you are missing your dog.

Please avoid the area of Martin Lake Road and Marshall Drive. There are currently multiple wildland fires in this area. There are also many emergency vehicles trying to contain these fires, along with a lot of smoke that could reduce visabilty. Forsyth Township Police Department is currently looking for a small silver car with two males that was seen leaving the area of Martin Lake Road and Marshall Drive. Please give our office 906-346-9224 or Central Dispatch 906-475-9912 a call if you have any information about this car.