Happy 245th birthday to the United States Marine Corps! Thank you to all who have served, past and present.
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Mission: The Grand Blanc Township Police Department is dedicated to providing a superior level of service through partnering with the community, upholding the highest ethical standards, striving to provide a safe environment, while enhancing the quality of life through innovative and progressive law enforcement administered with justice and fairness.
Happy 245th birthday to the United States Marine Corps! Thank you to all who have served, past and present.
Baldwin Rd. is back open!
Cook Rd. is once again closed.
Baldwin Road is currently closed, between Halsey and McWain Rds., due to a gas leak. Consumers crews are on scene and hope to have it repaired within an hour.
Cook Road is being temporarily opened, between Holly and Fenton Rds. to help ease traffic congestion.
November 1st brings a change to many faces at GBTPD, as No Shave November kicks off. Officers donated money for the chance to give their razors the month off. Our female employees are permitted to wear some color in their hair. Not shaving is also an option, we’ll leave up to them!
The money raised will help a local family this Christmas. Last year, over $1000 was donated.
And please be kind, as we have some young officers trying to grow their very first beards!
We have no idea why anyone would want an extra hour of 2020! But like it or not, tonight’s the night! Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour, before going to bed.
We hope everyone has a safe Halloween. Remember, times for trick or treating are 6-8 pm. If you are venturing out remember, only go to homes with exterior lights on and use proper social distancing protocol.
For the adults, who may be attending parties, please do so responsibly. We will have extra patrols, on the streets, looking for impaired drivers.
Training has always been a top priority for our officers. To take our scenario based training to the next level, we have a “shoot house”, located in our basement. It has movable walls that allow for many different setups.
Today officers took part in Sims training that included; building searches, domestics, ambushes, deescalation and duty to intervene.
This type of training helps keep our officers safe and at the top of their game. Well trained officers translates into a safer community for all residents.
A message from Chief Wiles,
Its #NationalFirstRespondersDay Thank you to all those First Responders who tirelessly and professionally serve their communities. We appreciate all you do. I'm extremely proud and thankful for the men and women of the Grand Blanc Township Police Department - your hard work and commitment to providing a superior level of service is making a positive difference in our community. #ThankYou #Service
We would like to introduce the three newest members to our team. We are so excited to welcome, Officer Jack Pyle, Officer Destiny Methner and Officer Baylee Dunn. Officers Pyle and Methner are currently in the field training program. Officer Dunn just completed her FTO and is out on her own. If you happen to see these officers, please welcome them to Grand Blanc Township. The future of the GBTPD is looking bright!
At around 5am, a call came in from OnStar, of a vehicle crash at the intersection of Brookview Dr. and Perry Rd. When officers arrived they found a single vehicle that had crashed into street signs, a brick wall and a fire hydrant. The occupants had fled the scene. It was determined the vehicle had been stolen from the 6300 blk. of Haven Dr.
About an hour later, the two suspects were spotted in the area. A perimeter was set up and a Michigan State Police K9 was called. The K9 tracked and located one suspect. 911 then began getting calls, from residents, of a male hiding in back yards. The K9 located the second suspect. Both were arrested without incident.
We were assisted by MSP, Grand Blanc City PD and the Genesee County Sheriffs Office. Genesee County 911 dispatchers also did a great job. This was a team effort that led to a successful conclusion. Great job by everyone involved!
Tomorrow, between 10am and 2pm, the Grand Blanc Township Police Department will be a drop off location for the DEA’s Take Back event. You can bring in your unused prescription pills for disposal. Pills only, and we ask you to bring them in a plastic bag, no pill bottles.
DEA Take Back Day public service announcement with Miss America Camille Schrier reminding communities about the upcoming National Prescription Drug Take-Back...
Today we remember the Fallen Heroes from the attack 37 years ago, in Lebanon. 220 US Marines, 18 sailors and 3 soldiers were lost! We honor them and remember those they left behind.
It may look a little different this year but Halloween is right around the corner. This year trick or treating in Grand Blanc Township and Grand Blanc City will be from 6-8 pm. For those families that are going to go out and do some trick or treating the CDC has offered the below guidance. We hope everyone has a FUN and SAFE night!
CDC provides credible COVID-19 health information to the U.S.
Day one of “Operation Safe Stop” found someone in such a hurry they didn’t stop for the flashing red lights, of a stopped school bus.
The fine for this violation is $220 and 3 points, added to your driving record. Also, a judge or magistrate can order the driver to perform up to 100 hours of community service at a school.
We have to all work together to make sure our kids get to school safe!
This coming week, October 19-23, 2020, the Grand Blanc Township Police will be participating in O.H.S.P.’s “Operation Safe Stop”. The Office of Highway and Safety Planning is asking local and state agencies to focus on drivers who fail to stop for school buses, with their red lights flashing. This has long been a priority for us and falls right in line with our enforcement efforts. Starting Monday morning, we will have officers monitoring and following Grand Blanc Community School buses looking for violations.
🛑 If the bus lights are red, STOP! 🛑
Our core values are very important to each member of the Grand Blanc Township Police Department. We strive to put these into practice each and every day! We now have this beautiful addition , to our rotunda, as a daily reminder of how we do police work in Grand Blanc Township.
Congratulations to you both on this significant academic achievement!
Congratulations to our 2020-21 National Merit Semifinalists: Abraham Shapiro and Shriya Yarlagadda! GBHS is so proud of Shriya and Abe for this amazing academic achievement! More: https://buff.ly/316rIS0 #WeAreGB
The two escapees pictured here were found in the 2000 block of Reid Road. "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" are now at Genesee County Animal Control waiting to get "sprung" by their families... #@thepokey 🐶🐕
Save The Date: We hope you can join us on November 21, 2020 for #FeedTheBus from 9am-3pm at the Grand Blanc High School. #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors
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The Grand Blanc Township DPW is currently flushing and winterizing fire hydrants throughout the Township. During this process, you may experience discolored water. If this occurs, please flush your water system at the lowest level of your home in a bathtub or laundry sink until the water runs clear.
This little guy was found in Woodfield subdivision. He has lost his owner.
He is currently keeping our dispatcher company but will have to go down to animal control soon.
We want to thank Starbucks for hosting this morning’s event and to those who stopped by to say hi. I’m sure we surprised a few of when your morning cup was served by Officer Weber! She did a great job working the drive-thru.
If you couldn’t make it out, we hope to see you at our next event.
Just a reminder of this morning’s event. We hope you can stop by and say hi.
We first posted this video before the start of school, last year. Well, finally tomorrow Grand Blanc Community School buses are back on the road and students will be out. For many of us, we haven’t had to worry about school buses since March and we may need a refresher! As you take to the roads please be extra cautious and watch for kids at bus stops and those red and yellow flashing lights.
Drivers passing stopped school buses is an issue we deal with every school year. Not knowing the law can have serious consequences. We produced this public service announcement to educate drivers and help keep our children safe.
Mark your calendars! Bicentennial Park is going to be turned into a winter wonderland.
Save The Date(s) 🎅
Please see the below message from the Grand Blanc Township Clerks Office.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS: The Clerk’s Office is in the process of issuing over 11,000 ballots at the moment, please be patient. If you do not have your ballot by October 12th please call our office and see what the status is.
Here are some photos on the progress at the new Cook Rd. and Dort Hwy. round-a-bout, where concrete started flowing this week! The new ramps and extension are moving right along! People will be trying to figure out how to navigate the round-a-bout before you know it!
This is #ChildPassengerSafetyWeek. Lets celebrate by making sure our kids are safe while in the car. Make sure your child is in the correct car/booster seat for their age, weight, and height. If your not sure, contact your local Police Department or car seat technician for help.
It's Child Passenger Safety Week!
Here is why it's important:
- Car accidents are the number one cause of child injuries and deaths
- It's due to kids not being in car seats or not being in the proper car seat
- We can reduce these injuries and fatalities by up to 70%
FULL STORY: https://bit.ly/3kMftBr
All southbound lanes of I-75 are back open.
Traffic is being forced to exit at exit 106 ( Dixie Hwy ) at this time. Motorists will still need to go to Grange Hall Road in order to enter Southbound I-75.
Due to an accident in Northern Oakland County , traffic on Southbound I-75 in Grand Blanc Township will be forced to exit 108 ( Holly Road ). Motorists can enter Southbound I-75 at Grange Hall Road in Oakland County. The Southbound I-75 entrance at Holly Road will also be closed.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Michigan (MADD) presents its annual Lifesavers Awards to recognize the hard work and commitment of individuals in providing education, prevention, policy, or enforcement which reduced impaired driving deaths and injuries. This year the awards ceremony was cancelled due to COVID-19 however MADD still wanted to recognize the outstanding efforts that took place across the state.
This afternoon Chief Wiles had the privilege to recognize Lt. Renye, Ofc. Evans, and Ofc. Gelinski for their important contributions.
Officer Cody Gelinski was recognized in the “Outstanding Rookie” category.
LIeutenant Bill Renye received the “Recognition of Excellence” award.
Officer Wes Evans received the “Outstanding Officer” award.
Congratulations and thank you for your efforts in keeping our roadways and residents safe!
We weren’t sure we’d make it to the fall of 2020, but here we are! We have officially entered the season of “everything pumpkin spice” and young ladies channeling their inner Hans Solo!
Happy 1st day of fall.
Today is National Voter Registration Day! Are you ready?
HOW TO OBSERVE #VoterRegistrationDay
If your right to vote means anything to you, make sure you’re registered. While registration isn’t required in every state, every state has minimum requirements. Knowing what they are and being prepared to vote is an important part of a democracy.
Learn about your voter rights and requirements. Be informed by checking where your polling place is. You can also learn more about mail-in voting. If you have any questions about voter registration, all the answers are conveniently located in one place. Each state has different requirements. So, if you’ve moved recently, be sure to know the requirements where you live. Make your vote count. Visit www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org to learn more.
Register to vote and use #VoterRegistrationDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY HISTORY
The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) established the first National Voter Registration Day on September 25, 2012. In 2014, the NASS established the Fourth Tuesday of September as the official day for National Voter Registration Day.
We have received reports, from around the Township, of political signs being stolen from yards and roadsides. We want to remind everyone, this is illegal and punishable by up to 93 days in jail. We understand being passionate for your favorite candidates , but that does not give you permission to steal! Please continue to voice your opinions on your social media accounts and leave the helpless signs alone. November 3rd will be here soon enough! 🇺🇸
We are getting reports of southbound I-75 being shutdown, in Oakland County. The closure starts at Grange Hall, but is causing backups into Grand Blanc Township. If you are traveling south, into Oakland County, please pay attention and you may want to seek an alternative route.
Today, Jimi and Officer Connelly met some new friends at the Freedom Child Development Center. We love being able to show what K9 Jimi can do and what it’s really like to be a police officer.
Today’s shoutout goes to the Genesee Intermediate School District for dropping off treats! This is part of their “Day of Giving” and their generosity is greatly appreciated.
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