Crime & Fire Prevention Services

The Department of Public Safety is committed to the development and perpetuation of community crime prevention and fire prevention programs.

Fire Prevention Team in front of old red fire truck with Office Assistant in drivers seat


Fire Prevention is under the direct supervision of Fire Marshal Joe Hyatt. Tim Stacy and Michael Meyer are the Fire Inspectors for the City of Grants Pass. Kelly Busch is the Prevention Program Office Assistant.

Officer Ken Frownfelter is the Crime Prevention Officer.

  1. Crime Prevention Duties
  2. Fire Prevention Duties

The Crime Prevention Division analyzes local crime by types and areas in the City of Grants Pass. According to this analysis, the Crime Prevention Division designs and targets programs toward these crime types, with emphasis on the most serious offenses.

Neighborhood Watch

The Crime Prevention Officer makes every effort to organize and encourage the development of Neighborhood Watch groups. Neighborhood Watch groups consist of neighbors in a designated area and are under the leadership of a citizen with guidance from the Crime Prevention Officer.

Other Programs & Activities

In addition to Neighborhood Watch groups, the Prevention Division provides programs, classes, displays, and written informational material which have a positive effect in the city. Programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Bike Safety
  • Business and Residential Burglary Prevention
  • Child Safety
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Identity Theft Education
  • McGruff the Crime Dog
  • National Night Out
  • Personal Safety and Awareness
  • Sexual Predator Awareness
  • Workplace Violence Education

Contact Us

  1. Fire/Rescue Bureau

    Fire Non-Emergency
    (M - F, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

    Ph: 541-450-6200
    Fx: 541-476-1929

    Non-Emergency After Hours
    Ph: 541-450-6260

    Emergency: 911

    Fire Rescue Division 2017

    Physical Address

    800 East Park Street
    Grants Pass, OR 97527

    Mailing Address

    101 NW A Street
    Grants Pass, OR 97526
    Staff Directory

  2. Ride-Along Program

    Policy on Ride-Alongs (PDF)

    Request to Participate Form (PDF)

  3. Josephine County Burn Line

    541-476-9663 ext. 3

Fire Safety at Home

  1. Many outside fires in Oregon are caused by improper debris burning or sparks from power equipment use. 

    Read the Yard Debris Removal & Equipment Use - Fire Safety brochure for tips on how to safely dispose of your yard debris.

  2. Recreational Fires

    Recreational fires (for cooking or recreational purposes only) are allowed in the City of Grants Pass provided the rules and regulations on the linked pamphlet are followed.

    2020 Fire Season Recreational Fire Guidelines - Propane Pits Only (PDF)

Neighborhood Watch Newsletters