Citizen's Public Safety Academy

The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety holds a 12-week academy annually. 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.

Approximately 30 citizens will be allowed to attend on a first-come, first-served basis. Academy dates vary from year to year, but the academy is traditionally held on Tuesday nights.
Citizens Public Safety Academy Fall 2011
  • Arrest procedures
  • CERT
  • Community policing
  • Community Service Officers
  • Crime prevention
  • Crime scene investigations
  • Crime scene processing
  • Criminal law
  • Defensive tactics
  • Department history
  • Dispatch
  • Drug and alcohol enforcement
  • Emergency medical services
  • Ethics
  • Extrication and air bag rescue systems
  • Fire attack
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire prevention
  • Fire rescue
  • Fire size-up and fire spread
  • Firearms
  • Gang and youth related issues
  • High risk car stops
  • Hiring process
  • K-9
  • Negotiations
  • Officer survival
  • Patrol procedures
  • Pursuits
  • Rapid deployment
  • Search and seizure
  • Tactical team response
  • Technical rescue
  • Tours of the police and fire departments
  • Traffic enforcement


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 9 of the 12 nights
  5. Be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver's license