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Citizen's Public Safety Academy


  1. 1. Step One
  2. 2. Application
  • Step One

    1. CITIZEN’S PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMY (Aug. 24 - Nov. 9, 2021)

      The academy will provide instruction in: department history, hiring process, community policing, tours of the police and fire departments, fire rescue, fire prevention, fire size-up and fire spread, criminal law, search and seizure, arrest procedures, ethics, Community Service Officers, gang and youth related issues, extrication and air bag rescue systems, patrol procedures, traffic enforcement, firearms, pursuits, high-risk vehicle stops, defensive tactics, crime scene investigations, officer survival, crime prevention, drug and alcohol enforcement, dispatch, K-9, fire extinguishers, fire attack, emergency medical services, drones, crime scene processing, CERT, technical rescue, auxiliary volunteers, RADE, CVSA, polygraph, negotiations and SWAT team response.

    2. Citizens interested in attending should:
      1. Live in, work in, or be a current student within the City of Grants Pass.
      2. Fill out an application.
      3. Pass a criminal background check.
      4. Participate in at least nine of the 12 nights.
      5. Be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license.

      Approximately 25 citizens will be accepted on a first come, first served basis....


    3. Applying for the Academy

      Fill out this form and submit online, or you may:

      Pick up an application at:

      • All Grants Pass Department of Public Safety locations.

      Download and fill out a PDF version of the application.

    4. Schedule of Classes

      Academy will meet 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays:

      • Aug. 24 and 31.
      • Sept. 7, 1*1, 14, 21, and 28.
      • Oct. *2, 5, 12, 19, and 26. 
      • Nov. 2 and 6*
      • Graduation will be Tuesday, Nov. 9. 

      *Four optional Saturday classes will be held Sept. 11, Oct. 2, Oct. 16, and Nov. 6, covering personal safety (this is hands-on training), fire rescue/attack, firearms and emergency vehicle operations (yes, you get to shoot our guns and drive our police cars and fire trucks). 

      Classes will be held at the Grants Pass Public Safety Center, Hillcrest Public Safety Station, or Parkway Public Safety Center. Dinner and beverages will be provided at each class. Questions: Contact Sgt. Ken Frownfelter, (541)450-6245, or Kelly Busch, (451)450-6200.

      Application Deadline is 5 p.m. Aug. 6, 2021