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GP Police and Firefighters Closed Out 2023 with Strong Community Protection Effort

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Grants Pass police officers and firefighters closed out 2023 with a strong effort in community protection.

According to the Weekly Report filed by Grants Pass City Manager Aaron Cubic, officers responded to a total of 338 calls for service along with 248 officer-initiated calls last week that resulted in 51 arrests, 39 citations, 29 warnings and five highly-intoxicated people being lodged at the Sobering Center.

Cubic also reported that officers conducted a total of 72 traffic stops in the city and made 19 referrals to the Oregon Department of Human Services.

The Community Response Team (CRT) made a total of 88 contacts with potential trouble-makers that led to 18 citations and 26 warnings. The CRT unit trespassed 19 individuals, posted 93 transient camps and removed trash from four campsites.

Grants Pass Fire & Rescue responded to a total of 85 calls last week including 43 for emergency medical service, 13 reports of fire or smoke, 12 lift assists, four rescue situations, 11 assists to other agencies and one false alarm. Firefighters also performed 42 business inspections, led three education programs and assisted the public five times.

The 9-1-1 Dispatch Center fielded a total of 985 emergency calls in addition to 631 calls for non-emergency service.
Posted on 1/1/24 5:49AM by Sam Marsh