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 Ken Frownfelter is the Crime Prevention Officer
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.
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:
The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for
The Fire Prevention Division works under the authority of the State Fire Marshal.
In addition, the Fire Prevention Division provides these programs and classes: