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Current Public Safety Media Releases

  1. Phone Outage Affecting 911 in Illinois Valley and Wolf Creek

    There is a phone outage in both the Illinois Valley and Wolf Creek areas impacting Ziply customers.  In both of these areas, customers are unable to reach 911 from their landline phones.  Wireless phones are not impacted.  We have...

    Public Safety Patch
  2. RADE arrest / seizure (Photo)

    On 01-11-2021 at around 3:15pm, Detectives with the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) Team, with the assistance of the Oregon State Police SW Region Marijuana Team, Oregon State Police and Grants Pass DPS Narcotic Detection K9, arrested...

    Public Safety Patch
  3. Josephine County District Attorney clears officers involved in CJ Shooting

    See the attached press release from Josephine County District Attorney Josh Eastman regarding the officer involved shooting that occurred in Cave Junction on December 7th, 2020.  The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety sends our...

    Public Safety Patch
  4. Homicide Investigation Results in Arrest of two Suspects in California

    On January 5, 2021 at 11:07 a.m., the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS) received a 911 call from the Red Lion Inn at 1880 NW 6th St in Grants Pass.  An employee located an unconscious man on the floor of a hotel room and...

    Public Safety Patch
  5. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety Partners with P.A.A.R.I. to Launch 'A New Way Home' Program

    GRANTS PASS -- The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, the Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) and Options for Southern Oregon are pleased to announce the launch of "A New Way Home", a program that will...

    Public Safety Patch
  6. Joint investigation with Canadian law enforcement results in five-year prison sentence

    In May of 2016, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS) received a report involving crimes under Oregon law of Coercion, Computer Crime, and Use of a Child in Display of Sexual Conduct. The female victim, a resident of Grants...

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