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Grants Pass Police Chief to Retire

CHIEF HENNERGRANTS PASS, Ore. — After 25 years of service, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety police chief is retiring.

Joe Henner started working for the department as a sergeant and was promoted to chief in 2004. Before that, he was a battalion chief for 10 years with Rural-Metro Fire.

During his time as police chief, Henner has helped launch two new stations for police and fire. Those stations were critical for the city, increasing response times by emergency crews.

Henner says he’s proud to have served as police chief in Grants Pass.

“It’s the folks that are working for us, are total professionals men and women out there who are keeping Grants Pass safe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They do an outstanding job,” Henner said.

The city manager has not yet announced who will be taking Henner’s place, but may do an outside recruitment to find a new police chief.