Public Safety Media Releases

  1. 18-455142 Explosion - UPDATE

    On 11/08/18 detectives with the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety learned the above subject was pronounced deceased at Three Rivers Medical Center. The male, Kirt Morrill, had been involved in an incident on 11-07-18 where he was critically burned Additional Info...
  2. Explosive Incident

    On 11/07/18 at about 10:28pm, Officers with the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS) heard an explosion in the area of the Parkway Public Safety Station. Officers were inside of the facility at the time and could feel the explosion in,,, Additional Info...
  3. RADE Press Marijuana Interdiction 11-5-18

    On the listed dates and times, RADE detectives assisted Special Agents from the United States Postal Service and Oregon State Police SW Region Marijuana Enforcement Team in attempting to interdict parcels for shipment containing marijuana Additional Info...
  4. 18-54721 DOC Bomb Threat

    On the above mentioned date and time, an Officer with the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety responded to South Middle School regarding a student who mentioned to the other students that he was going to bring a bomb to the school tomorrow. Additional Info...
  5. No-Shave November

    This November, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety is participating in No-Shave November, a web-based, non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education. Additional Info...
  1. Fall Open Burn Window Rescheduled November 24th thru Dec 2nd

    The end to fire season and a favorable extended weather forecast for Southern Oregon has prompted the City open burn window to be rescheduled for Saturday, November 24th through Sunday, December 2nd. Read on...
  2. National Prescription Drug Take-Back

    On Saturday, October 27th, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS), in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), hosted a Drug Take Back Event at the police station. During this event, we collected approximately 148 pounds Additional Info...
  3. 18-49425 CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - PUMPKINS

    Over the last two months several citizens and businesses in the Grants Pass area fell victim to a multiple crime spree where subjects had thrown pumpkins through car windows or smashed out windows with a baseball bat. Additional Info...
  4. Criminal Mischief

    Between October 7th, 2018 and October 23rd, 2018, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety received nearly 50 complaints of vandalism to vehicles. The incidents have occurred late in the evening, into the early morning hours. Additional Info...
  5. Nature: Prescription Drug Take-Back

    On Saturday, October 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 16th opportunity in eight years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes,,, Additional Info...
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