Grants Pass Department of Public Safety

  • Agency: Grants Pass Department of Public Safety
  • Address: 101 NW A St, Grants Pass, 97526 OR
  • Chief: Joe Henner (Public Safety Director)
Phone: 541-474-6370
Fax: 541-476-8527
Email:

Grants Pass Department of Public Safety is located at 101 NW A St, Grants Pass, 97526 OR. The Public Safety Director of the department is Joe Henner. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety phone number is 541-474-6370.

Grants Pass Department of Public Safety News

Officer Involved Shooting Cave Junction

This week, Grants Pass Fire/Rescue responded to multiple Fire Alarms, Outdoor Smoke Investigations, and Open Burn complaints. With the colder weather approaching, our Crews would like to remind everyone to practice safe home heating methods. Facts about home heating fires • From 2013-2015, an average of 45,900 home heating fires occurred in the United States each year. These fires caused an annual average of approximately 205 deaths, 725 injuries and $506 million in property loss. • Heating was the second leading cause of home fires after cooking. • Home heating fires peaked in the early evening hours between 5 and 9 p.m. with the highest peak between 6 and 8 p.m. This four-hour period accounted for 29 percent of all home heating fires. • Home heating fires peaked in January (21 percent) and declined to the lowest point from June to August. • Confined fires — fires confined to chimneys, flues or fuel burners — accounted for 75 percent of home heating fires. • Twenty-nine percent of the nonconfined home heating fires — fires that spread past the object of origin — happened because the heat source (like a space heater or fire place) was too close to things that can burn. Source: Heating Fires in Residential Buildings (2013-2015) PDF 713 KB Dispatch received 672 calls for service this week. They also received 983 911 calls. Records received 1,894 calls on the business line and input 438 calls for service. They also processed 238 Officer Reports. Officers made 71 arrests this week and issued 77 citations. Officers also transported 5 persons to the Sobering Center. Officers also made an additional 229 extra Patrol Checks.

RADE Arrests

RADE Search Warrant and Arrests

RADE ARRESTS AND SEIZURE

Thanks to everyone for the tips on the wandering horse. The owner has contacted us and is en-route.

This horse was found wandering in the are of 9th and G street. It was originally observed near 10th and Madrone streets. GPDPS is attempting to locate the owner. Anyone with information is asked to call 541-450-6260

Please see the attached press release for the fatal car crash on the Grants Pass Parkway today.

The crash scene has been cleared up and the Grants Pass Parkway is now open for normal traffic. Press release will be distributed within the hour. Thank you for your patience as officers worked to investigated this tragic event.

Update on the Parkway crash. Two vehicles involved. We have one fatality. Parkway will be closed while the reconstruction is completed. Officers and detectives are on scene completing the investigation. We will post an update when we are able to open the roadway. Please avoid the area as the Parkway will be congested. Thank you for your patience as we attempt to clear the scene.

Grants Pass Parkway is closed between SE M street and NE F Street due to a serious motor vehicle crash. Please avoid the area until the roadway is clear.

Major Crash on GP Parkway near F St. Please avoid the area.

Holiday DUII Enforcement Efforts

Chief Bill Landis presents a badge to Officer Trenton Pruitt, our newest officer, at tonight's City Council meeting. Officer Pruitt was a police cadet with the Eugene Police Department for five years and earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology. Officer Pruitt joined our department because he wants to make a difference in our community. He recognized the dedication our officers demonstrate every day in serving our constituents. We welcome Officer Pruitt as he joins this noble profession!

FBI - Oregon - 01/02/18 10:00 AM Deputy Chief Hamilton, GPDPS Deputy Chief Hamilton, GPDPS Deputy Chief Jim Hamilton, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, recently completed one of the toughest challenges available for local law enforcement officers: the FBI National Academy. In mid-December, Deputy Chief Hamilton and two other Oregon law enforcement officers completed a ten-week training session at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. There is a highly competitive process that local law enforcement officers must go through before being selected for this honor. That process includes a nomination by a supervisor; interviews of the candidate and co-workers to determine leadership skills and abilities; a background check; a determination of physical fitness; and the support of former National Academy graduates within the candidate's organization. "Only a few law enforcement officers from Oregon have the chance to attend the National Academy each year," said Renn Cannon, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. "The exceptional leaders selected to participate have a great opportunity to share their experiences with peers and to learn best practices from officers from across the country and the world." Deputy Chief Hamilton began his Public Safety career in 1987 with Valley Fire Service in Josephine County as a firefighter. He became a Reserve Police Officer with the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety in 1991 and in 1992 left Valley Fire Service and became a full-time officer. As an officer, Deputy Chief Hamilton worked as a Patrol Officer, Police Corporal and Public Safety Sergeant. He has also worked as a DARE officer, Field Training Officer and Bike Team Member. In 1996, he joined the SWAT team and moved through the ranks as an Assistant Team Leader, Team Leader and Team Commander. He has also supervised the first K9 unit for the department. Deputy Chief Hamilton has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Managerial Leadership from Northwest Christian University. He also holds several police and fire certifications. "I'm very proud of Jim and his accomplishments during his time at the FBI National Academy," said Public Safety Director Bill Landis. "His time there along with what he learned will pay dividends in the future for our department." During the ten weeks of training, local executive-level law enforcement officers spend most of their time in the classroom. Deputy Chief Hamilton's classes included Psychology of Leadership; Psychology of Communication; Emotional Intelligence; Fitness in Law Enforcement; Seminar in Media and Managing the Law Enforcement Image; and Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement. The program allows the participants the opportunity to earn college credits through the University of Virginia for some of those studies. In addition to the classroom work, participants have physical training courses and activities. Each year, the FBI sponsors four sessions of the National Academy. Each session includes about 220 local law enforcement officers from around the United States as well as from around the world. While in the Academy, the officers and deputies live in a dorm-like setting. The FBI does not charge U.S. students for tuition, books, equipment, meals, lodging or travel to and from their home.

GRANTS PASS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY DEPUTY CHIEF GRADUATES FROM THE FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY FBI - Oregon January 2nd, 2018 Deputy Chief Jim Hamilton, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, recently completed one of the toughest challenges available for local law enforcement officers: the FBI National Academy. In mid-December, Deputy Chief Hamilton and two other Oregon law enforcement officers completed a ten-week training session at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. There is a highly competitive process that local law enforcement officers must go through before being selected for this honor. That process includes a nomination by a supervisor; interviews of the candidate and co-workers to determine leadership skills and abilities; a background check; a determination of physical fitness; and the support of former National Academy graduates within the candidate's organization. "Only a few law enforcement officers from Oregon have the chance to attend the National Academy each year," said Renn Cannon, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. "The exceptional leaders selected to participate have a great opportunity to share their experiences with peers and to learn best practices from officers from across the country and the world." Deputy Chief Hamilton began his Public Safety career in 1987 with Valley Fire Service in Josephine County as a firefighter. He became a Reserve Police Officer with the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety in 1991 and in 1992 left Valley Fire Service and became a full-time officer. As an officer, Deputy Chief Hamilton worked as a Patrol Officer, Police Corporal and Public Safety Sergeant. He has also worked as a DARE officer, Field Training Officer and Bike Team Member. In 1996, he joined the SWAT team and moved through the ranks as an Assistant Team Leader, Team Leader and Team Commander. He has also supervised the first K9 unit for the department. Deputy Chief Hamilton has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Managerial Leadership from Northwest Christian University. He also holds several police and fire certifications. "I'm very proud of Jim and his accomplishments during his time at the FBI National Academy," said Public Safety Director Bill Landis. "His time there along with what he learned will pay dividends in the future for our department." During the ten weeks of training, local executive-level law enforcement officers spend most of their time in the classroom. Deputy Chief Hamilton's classes included Psychology of Leadership; Psychology of Communication; Emotional Intelligence; Fitness in Law Enforcement; Seminar in Media and Managing the Law Enforcement Image; and Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement. The program allows the participants the opportunity to earn college credits through the University of Virginia for some of those studies. In addition to the classroom work, participants have physical training courses and activities. Each year, the FBI sponsors four sessions of the National Academy. Each session includes about 220 local law enforcement officers from around the United States as well as from around the world. While in the Academy, the officers and deputies live in a dorm-like setting. The FBI does not charge U.S. students for tuition, books, equipment, meals, lodging or travel to and from their home.

The roadway of Parkdale @ Rogue River Hwy was the scene of a vehicle vs pedsetrian crash. Parkdale was shut down to traffic north of Rogue River Hwy for about an hour as police and fire units worked the scene. There will be a press release to follow and the case is currently under investigation. Any witnesses are asked to contact the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety @ 541-450-6260

Parkdale between the Parkway and Rogue River Hwy is shut down due to an MVC. Please avoid the area and use an alternate route.

Big thanks to South Middle school students and staff for thinking about our officers, records clerks, and dispatchers working the holidays. We all appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us. Proud to serve GP!