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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 car stops, defensive tactics, crime scene investigations, officer survival, crime prevention, drug and alcohol enforcement, dispatch, K-9, fire extinguishers, fire attack, emergency medical services, bicycles, crime scene processing, ethics, CERT, technical rescue, auxiliary volunteers, RADE, CVSA, polygraph, negotiations and tactical team response.
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.
Approximately 28 citizens will be allowed to attend. This is on a first come, first served, basis....DON’T DELAY, GET YOUR APPLICATION TODAY
Go to the next page to apply online, or you may:
Pick up an application at:
Grants Pass Department of Public Safety Police Division (Located at the Courthouse).
Grants Pass Department of Public Safety Fire (Hillcrest, Parkway and Redwood)
Download and fill out a PDF version of the application.
Academy dates will be on Tuesdays, with one Monday:
Because only a limited number of people will be allowed to participate in the Academy, by signing this application you are agreeing to attend at least 9 of the 12 scheduled Academy sessions, to arrive promptly, and to complete and return evaluation forms provided for each session. Because of the nature of the program and the responsibilities of the Department, by submitting this application you are hereby authorizing the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety to conduct a background check which will include a check for criminal history and police reports. All information gathered in this background check will be used by the Department in determining eligibility for the Academy.
Checking the box and entering the date serves as a signature of agreement to the previous statement.
Applications must be received no later than July 7th, 2017.
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the Academy as their applications are processed.
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