Law Enforcement Train in Traffic Stops

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training is working with a wide variety of agencies from all over, trying to make traffic stops safer for police in a three day workshop in Southern Oregon. When police pull someone over, that person may be cooperative, in a medical crisis, or … Continue reading »

False Report of a Gun Lands Man in Jail

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Police in Grants Pass said a false report drew much-needed resources away from the Boatnik parade route Saturday. Police responded to Southeast K Street at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday, just after the parade started, for a report of a man with a gun who was threatening to shoot people. When officers … Continue reading »

Petitions Submitted for Public Safety

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County residents are a step closer to voting again on a plan to restore public safety services. Nearly 2,500 signatures on petitions was delivered to the Josephine County Clerk’s Office Wednesday to put a safety levy on the May ballot, about 500 more than required. Elections workers are now checking … Continue reading »

Voters to Decide on Public Safety

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Several police and fire crews in Grants Pass could soon be laid off. This November, voters will decide whether to fund a tax levy specifically for Grants Pass police and fire. This tax is what the city of Grants Pass already has in place, but it’s going to expire this coming … Continue reading »

Walk Planned for Public Safety Levy

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Tonight, a group is coming together to voice support for the criminal justice system in Grants Pass. Supporters are planning to walk through the heart of Grants Pass. They’ll be marching from the Newman United Methodist Church to Henderson’s Chevron Gas Station on A Street. At that point, around 6 p.m., … Continue reading »

Officials Plan Ahead After Levy Failure

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County votes no on a public safety levy for the sixth time. Now, officials are taking a look at those vote tallies, and considering what comes next. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson says they are down to one deputy patrolling the streets. He says the safety of county residents can’t be guaranteed … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Attempted Kidnapping

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass Public Safety are investigating a possible attempted kidnapping. On Monday, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety received a report from a citizen of a possible attempted kidnapping of his eight year old son that occurred in the area of NE Fairview Avenue and NE Beacon Drive. Several officers … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Police Seeks Volunteers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass police are now giving people the chance to help officers as a volunteer. The Department of Public Safety announced it is accepting applications for its auxiliary program. Auxiliary officers perform support services that may include foot and park patrol, traffic control, vacation house checks and special events. All volunteers … Continue reading »

Josephine County Rejects Levy

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Once again, voters in Josephine County turn down a public safety levy that would have increased property taxes to help fund the sheriff’s office and jail. Another public safety levy and another failure in Josephine County. Now the question is, what it means for the future of the sheriff’s office, the … Continue reading »

Josephine County Weighs Levy Options

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — There’s a little more than 24 hours before ballots are due for Tuesday’s special elections. Josephine County residents have their eye on one measure which would impact county criminal justice departments. A decision that will impact many county services is in the hands of Josephine County voters. Measure 17-49 is a … Continue reading »

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