Public Safety

Police Car

The City of Grants Pass is served by a Department of Public Safety rather than by traditional police and fire departments. Police officers and firefighters are trained to perform some of the duties relative to both divisions.

We have found that by using our staff in dual roles we are able to assign more people to major incidents quickly in such a manner that we can free up the specialist in a particular field of endeavor to focus on their primary duty while being supported by their co-workers from their opposite division.

By combining the strengths of fire and police, we provide an exceptionally high quality of service to our city at substantially lower cost even as our city constantly expands.


The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (Police) is located at 726 NE 7th Street. 

  • Parkway Public Safety Center: 800 East Park Street
  • Hillcrest Public Safety Center: 199 NW Hillcrest Drive
  • Redwood Public Safety Center: 3071 Leonard Road

Josephine County Sheriff

If you live outside the Grants Pass city limits and have non-emergency public safety questions, go to the Josephine County Sheriff's website.

Contact Us

  1. Public Safety Chief Warren Hensman

    Department of Public Safety

    726 NE 7th Street
    Grants Pass, OR 97526

    Police Non-Emergency
    Ph: 541-450-6260
    Fx: 541-476-8527

    Fire Non-Emergency
    (M - F, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
    Ph: 541-450-6200
    Ph: 541-450-6260 (after hours)
    Fx: 541-476-1929

    Staff Directory

    Emergency: 911

  2. Public Safety Online Reporting

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