The Department of Public Safety is committed to the development and perpetuation of community crime prevention and fire prevention programs.
Fire Prevention is under the direct supervision of Fire Marshal Joe Hyatt. Stephen Parks is the Fire Inspector for the City of Grants Pass. Kelly Busch is the Prevention Program Office Assistant. Officer Lesley Donaghy is the Crime prevention Officer
Crime Prevention Duties
The Crime Prevention Division analyzes local crime by types and areas in the City of Grants Pass. According to this analysis, the Crime Prevention Division designs and targets programs toward these crime types, with emphasis on the most serious offenses.
The Crime Prevention Officer makes every effort to organize and encourage the development of Neighborhood Watch groups. Neighborhood Watch groups consist of neighbors in a designated area and are under the leadership of a citizen with guidance from the Crime Prevention Officer.
Programs & Activities
In addition to Neighborhood Watch groups, the Prevention Division provides programs, classes, displays, and written informational material which have a positive effect in the city. Programs include, but are not limited to:
Business and Residential Burglary Prevention
Domestic Violence Prevention
Fire Extinguisher Training
Identity Theft Education
McGruff the Crime Dog
National Night Out
Personal Safety and Awareness
Sexual Predator Awareness
Workplace Violence Education
Fire Prevention Duties
The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for conducting fire and life safety compliance inspections in businesses, performing origin and cause fire investigations, providing public education encompassing all aspects of fire and life safety issues, issuing fire code permits and conducting related inspections, reviewing land development projects for access and water supply requirements, and conducting plan review/inspections for fire protection systems in both new and existing buildings. The Fire Prevention Division works under the authority of the State Fire Marshal.
Programs & Activities
In addition, the Fire Prevention Division provides these programs and classes: