Student Police Academy

The Student Police Academy is a semester-long elective course offered at Grants Pass High School to Junior and Senior students. Officers, Dispatchers, and Supervisors come into the classroom and teach the students a wide variety of topics in an effort to enlighten and educate the students on the intricacies of working in the Police realm.


The classes last 45 minutes each and are offered every school day for 18 weeks. The topics taught include, but are not limited to:
  • Accreditation
  • Arrest and patrol procedures
  • Community Policing
  • Criminal and narcotics investigations and crime scene processing
  • Criminal law
  • Emergency medical services
  • Ethics
  • Hiring process
  • Juvenile issues
  • K-9
  • Officer survival and personal safety
  • Polygraph
  • Rapid intervention team
  • Report Writing
  • Specialty teams
  • Traffic


Students are expected to maintain a daily journal, complete instructor and topic evaluations, participate in class, pass written examinations, and complete a class project.

Contact Us

  1. Crime Prevention 

    Office: 541-450-6260
    Fax: 541-476-8527

    Mailing Address

    Grants Pass Police Department
    726 NE 7th Street
    Grants Pass, OR 97526