GRANTS PASS – Citizens who wish to learn more about the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety are encouraged to apply for the 29th annual Citizen’s Public Safety Academy (CPSA), a 12-week program meeting 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the new Grants Pass Public Safety Center, 726 NE 7th St. Dinner is provided.
The course also features four optional Saturday sessions where registrants participate in Defensive Tactics, Firearms Training, Emergency Vehicle Operations, and Fire Suppression techniques.
The GPDPS CPSA is held once per year and was originated in 1997. A Student Public Safety Academy for students at GPHS is also conducted once per year. Registrants will learn several aspects of police and fire operations through classroom and hands-on training, taught by members of GPDPS and the District Attorney’s Office.
“This is a chance for residents to have a better understanding of how Public Safety works in our community and ask those questions they’ve always wanted to ask,” said Sgt. Jeff Waite.
Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, July 31. The first class will be held Tuesday, Aug. 25, and graduation will be Nov. 7.
Applications are available online at the City of Grants Pass website: https://www.grantspassoregon.gov/CPSA. For additional information, contact Officer Ken Frownfelter: (541)450-6245.