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Police Department

Chief Mathew Lawyer
Police Chief
(734) 676-1022 
(734) 676-5124 (fax)


Steve McInchak

Detective
smcinchak@cityofgibraltar.net
 

Pistol Purchase Permit: Anyone interested in a pistol purchase permit needs to make an appointment with Sgt. Matthew Lawyer. You can contact Sgt. Lawyer at the Police Department non-emergency number (734) 676-1022. If he is not available, you can leave your name and phone number and he will return your call as soon as possible.

Handgun / Rifle Gun Locks
: The Police Department has "free" gun locks available to all residents. There is a no limit. You can pick up the gun locks at the Gibraltar Police Department anytime.

Crime Prevention Tips
: Should you observe suspicious people or vehicles in your neighborhood, please call the Gibraltar Police Department and notify them of your observations. A description of people or vehicles is helpful.

Traffic Information: During the year, we receive complaints about portable basketball backboards and skateboard ramps being used or left on the public street. Section 15-21 of the City Ordinance prohibits obstructing any public street or sidewalk. These items must be removed from the public street and utilized on private driveways or in rear yards only.
According to State of Michigan traffic laws, transportation means such as "Go-Peds" or motorized scooters / skateboards are listed as mopeds. Thus, the operator needs a moped license, helmet, and must obey all traffic signs and signals. The Go-Ped needs to be equipped with a headlight, brake light, and a seat. Violators' subject themselves to a court ticket and potential fines.

North Gibraltar Road Speed Limit: The speed limit on North Gibraltar Road was recently reduced to 30 MPH from the previous limit of 40 MPH. With the addition of the walking/bike paths along North Gibraltar Road, there will be more bikers and walkers in this area. The recommended site distances for the road suggested that the speed limit should be reduced to 30 MPH to make the road and nearby walking/bike paths safer.

Fermi Siren Test
: The Public Safety Department wishes to keep you aware of activities involving our City and the Fermi Nuclear Power Plant located in Monroe County. Our City is located within a 10-mile radius, to the north of the plant. Thus, Gibraltar falls within the Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ). Wayne County Emergency Management Division is the agency in charge of all emergency planning for the communities in Wayne County that fall within the EPZ, (Gibraltar, Flat Rock, Rockwood, and center/south portions of Brownstown). On the last Wednesday of each month, between 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. the Fermi siren is tested. We also test our Emergency Siren located north of the Police Station at the same time. If there were an actual emergency at the Fermi Plant, you would need to tune your radio to either WJR (AM 760) or WWJ (AM 950), for information and/or instructions. Our City also uses the Emergency Siren for other emergencies as they occur.

33rd Judicial District Court: Serving the Cities of Brownstown Township, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile Township, Rockwood, Trenton and Woodhaven... http://www.d33.courts.mi.gov/

Judges:
Honorable James Kurt Kersten
Honorable Michael K. McNally
Honorable Jennifer Coleman Hesson, Chief Judge
Ms. Amy Zawacki, Court Administrator
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (excluding court holidays)

Information
Animal Reminders: The 2016 Animal Licenses now are available for purchase at $5.00 per license until March 31, 2016. Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets need to be licensed in the City of Gibraltar. Bring proof of rabies vaccination to the Gibraltar Police Department to purchase a license at any time.

Dogs cannot be allowed to run loose anywhere in Gibraltar, including City Parks. Pets must be on a leash and under your control at all times when away from your property. If you take your animals for a walk, you must also carry a container to pick up after them.

Internet Safety - For Parents: The Danger... The Internet is a constantly growing educational resource for children and can be a positive experience. Millions of children surf the Internet for school and entertainment every day. Children also communicate through E-Mails, chat rooms, and public message boards. Unsupervised, the Internet can be dangerous, exposing our children to predators and inappropriate material.

To Report a Cyber Creep Call 1-877-5CYBER3

According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, one in five children receive unwanted sexual solicitations online and seventy percent of these unwanted solicitations happen on a home computer. The survey also found that most families who have youth who use the Internet regularly do not use filtering or blocking software.

The Solution
: Parents should educate their children to be cyber-smart. Prevention and awareness is the key to deter cyber-predators and exposure to inappropriate material. Children are trusting, naive, and curious. They must be supervised by parents who have a fundamental understanding of computer technology and the Internet.

Curfew Reminder: The City of Gibraltar has a curfew ordinance (Section #15-5). Children 15 years of age and younger must be home by 10:00 p.m. If 16 years of age, kids must be home by midnight . Parents who allow their kids to violate this ordinance subject themselves to receiving a ticket for allowing their child to violate curfew.
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