Crime Prevention

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.


Officer Ken Frownfelter is the Crime Prevention Officer. Kelly Busch is the Prevention Program Office Assistant.

Crime Prevention Community Programs

The Department of Public Safety offers a variety of programs to community members.

These programs are designed to educate, develop and build relationships, and encourage involvement between Public Safety and the community.

Always Safe, Always Prepared (ASAP)

The Always Safe, Always Prepared program was developed to provide instruction to students on an invitation basis.
Always Safe, Always Prepared (ASAP) - Link to page

Auxiliary Volunteer Services & Citizen Corps

Auxiliary volunteers are comprised of individuals who want to help out their community by volunteering their time and talents.
Auxiliary Volunteer Services & Citizen Corps - Link to page

Citizen’s Public Safety Academy

This academy is designed to educate the public about the Department of Public Safety and to involve citizens in an interactive opportunity to get to know the officers and firefighters on a more personal level.
Citizen’s Public Safety Academy - Link to page

Neighborhood Watch Program

The Neighborhood Watch consists of neighbors who watch for anything suspicious or anything that depreciates the appearance or safety of their community and then report such observations to the police department.
Neighborhood Watch Program - Link to page

Student Public Safety Academy

The Student Public Safety Academy is a semester long elective course offered at Grants Pass High School to Junior and Senior students.
Student Public Safety Academy - Link to page

Keeping Your Personal Property Safe

Tips on keeping your personal property safe.
Keeping Your Personal Property Safe - Link to page

Other 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:

  • Special events (Safety Fairs- Home Depot, Grants Pass Shopping Center, Parkway Christian Center, YMCA)
  • Fraud prevention awareness education
  • Business robbery education & prevention
  • Trespass education
  • Domestic and sexual violence prevention awareness education
  • Sexual predator awareness education
  • Child safety
  • Workplace violence education
  • Drug and alcohol awareness education
  • ID theft awareness education and prevention
  • De-escalation education
  • Active shooter education and prevention
  • Liaison with the Josephine County Treatment Courts 
  • Liaison with other community partners (SOFFAST, AMPAC, DSV Council)
  • Citizen ride-a-long program

If you are interested in any of the programs listed or would like an officer to attend a function of yours pertaining to one of these topics please contact the Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety Crime Prevention Office at (541) 450-6264.


Contact Us

  1. Crime Prevention Officer

    Officer Ken Frownfelter

    Direct: 541-450-6245
    Office: 541-450-6260
    Fax: 541-476-8527
    Email Officer Frownfelter

    Mailing Address

    City of Grants Pass
    Department of Public Safety
    726 NE 7th Street
    Grants Pass, OR 97526

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