Student Public Safety Academy

The Student Public Safety Academy is a semester long elective course offered at Grants Pass High School to Junior and Senior students. Officers, Dispatchers, Firefighters, 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 Public Safety 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
  • Extrication
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire size-up
  • Fire spread
  • Hiring process
  • Juvenile issues
  • K-9
  • Officer survival and personal safety
  • Polygraph
  • Rapid intervention team
  • Report Writing
  • Specialty teams
  • Technical Rescue
  • 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 Officer

    Officer Ken Frownfelter

    Direct: 541-450-6245
    Office: 541-450-6260
    Fax: 541-476-8527
    Email Officer Frownfelter

    Mailing Address

    City of Grants Pass
    Department of Public Safety
    726 NE 7th Street
    Grants Pass, OR 97526