Citizen's Police Academy


The Grants Pass Police Department holds a 12-week academy annually. This academy is designed to educate the public about the Police Department and to involve citizens in an interactive opportunity to get to know the officers and firefighters on a more personal level.

Approximately 25 citizens will be allowed to attend on a first-come, first-served basis. Academy dates vary from year to year, but the academy is traditionally held on Tuesday nights.

2023 Academy

The 2023 academy will be held Aug. 29th - Nov. 14th, 2023.  Classes will be held every Tuesday from 6pm-9:30pm (dinner and beverages will be provided at each class) at Grants Pass Police Department or Hillcrest Fire Station. Dates are as follows:

• August 29th

• September 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th (16th* & 30th*)

• October 3rd ,10th, 17th, 24th and 31st (14th*)

• November 7th (4th*)

• Graduation on Tuesday, November 14th

*There will be four optional Saturday classes scheduled to include: Personal Safety (this is hands-on training), firearms, emergency vehicle operations (yes, you get to shoot our guns and drive our police cars) and S.D.S practical application.

Questions: Contact Ofc. Ken Frownfelter, (541) 450-6260.


Citizens interested in attending should:

  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 nine of the 12 nights
  5. Be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver's license

Complete your application online here, download the PDF application, or pick up an application at 726 NE 7th Street, 8am-9pm 7 days a week. 

Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, July 28, 2023.


  • Arrest Procedures
  • CERT
  • Community Policing
  • Community Service Officers
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Criminal Law
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Department history
  • Dispatch
  • Drug and Alcohol Enforcement
  • Ethics
  • Firearms
  • Gang and Youth Related Issues
  • High Risk Car Stops
  • Hiring Process
  • Human Trafficking
  • K-9
  • Law Enforcement Technology
  • Negotiations
  • Officer Survival
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Pursuits
  • Rapid Deployment
  • Search and Seizure
  • Tactical Team Response
  • Tour of the Police Department
  • Traffic Enforcement

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