Friday, August 31, 2012

Interested in becoming a Reserve Police Officer?

The Fife Police Department is now accepting applications for entry level and lateral RESERVE POLICE OFFICER positions. This is a non-paid, volunteer position. FPD hopes to fill 5-7 positions. 
Application deadline is September 7, 2012 by close of business and testing is Saturday, September 15, 2012. The testing process includes a physical agility test and a written exam. If a candidate passes both, an oral board interview will follow. This will determine candidates for the November 2012 Academy.  Please send in your application IMMEDIATELY for consideration. Applications and more information about the Reserve Police Officer program can be found here.

Weekly Update

Calls for service for the previous week: 472

Thursday, August 30, 2012

New officer takes Oath of Office

Judge Ringus administered the Oath of Office during Tuesday's city council meeting to FPD's newest officer, D. Goff. Officer Goff comes to Fife as a lateral officer from the City of Brier. Officer Goff was raised in Federal Way and graduated from Western Washington University in 2008 and became a Police Officer after graduating from Basic Law Enforcement Academy in June of 2010. Officer Goff received a warm welcome from city council members and is looking forward to serving the community. Officer Goff believes, as do all of those who enter the Law Enforcement profession, that becoming a police officer is his calling.

Man causes concern at council meeting, later arrested.

A man making odd comments about his recent activities during the public speaking portion of Tuesday's City council meeting caused concern among those in attendance. The man indicated he could access money faster than anyone simply going to an ATM machine. Officers were alerted and interviewed the man in a nearby park after he departed the meeting. A records check of the man's identity came back with a confirmed misdemeanor warrant for Theft out of Seattle, one misdemeanor warrant for Theft out of Chehalis and a felony warrant for probation violation for Larceny out of Oregon. A DOL check also indicated the man had a suspended license 3rd degree but admitted he had driven a vehicle to City Hall to attend the meeting. The vehicle was still parked in the City Hall lot. The man was then taken into custody and booked into the Pierce County jail where he awaited transport back to Oregon.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Weekly Update

Calls for service for the previous week: 448

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Fishermen find body in Puyallup River

Shortly after 10AM on Saturday, August 18th the Fife Police Dispatch Center received a call from two fishermen in the 7100 block of N. Levee Road who said they believed they had located a deceased person in the Puyallup River.  Fife Officers responded and the fishermen directed them to where they had located the body.  The body was caught in some debris in the river just offshore in a brushy area. It was readily apparent to first responders that the subject had been in the water for an extended period of time.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Swift Water Rescue Team responded for the recovery operation. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office arrived and advised they believed the subject was a person that had gone missing while inner tubing in the Puyallup River on July 8th near Orting.  The clothing matched the description from their missing persons case and it appeared there were no obvious signs of foul play. 

The Swift Water Rescue Team recovered the subject with assistance of Tacoma Fire Personnel and Fife Police Department.  The subject was transported to the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office for further identification efforts.  The Pierce County Sheriff's Office is the lead agency on the investigation.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Weekly Update

Calls for service for the previous week: 439

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fife Police Respond to Assault With A Weapon

On August 13th, 2012 shortly after 9:00PM Fife Police responded to a report of an assault involving a handgun in the 4000 block of Tribute Avenue in Fife.
Multiple Officers responded to the area.  The first officer on scene encountered a subject matching the suspect description walking away from the area.  He was detained at gun point and handcuffed for investigation.  He was later confirmed to be the suspect.
It was determined that a domestic violence assault had occurred involving several members of a family.  At one point during the argument the suspect pulled out a handgun and threatened two family members with it. The weapon associated with the call was located at the residence and taken as evidence.  Three other weapons were also secured for safekeeping.
The suspect was booked into Pierce County Jail on misdemeanor and felony assault charges.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Train collides with car

Thursday evening at approximately 18:45 hours, Fife Police Officers and the Tacoma Fire Department responded to a report of a train vs. vehicle collision in the 4000 block of 78th Ave. E. The vehicle involved was attempting to cross the UPRR tracks at a stop sign controlled crossing when it was struck on the passenger side and thrown into the ditch. Two occupants inside the vehicle were injured and transported to Tacoma General hospital where they were each treated for their injuries.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

FPD hosts its largest National Night Out ever!

The Fife Police Department hosted their 7th annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 7th at 5 Acre Park in Radiance. This was the first time the event was held at another location other than Fife High School. Highlights of the evening included the PD’s newest addition, the Lenco SWAT truck, received through a grant from the Port of Tacoma, the D.A.R.E. car, Harley Davidson Motorcycle, Command Center Vehicle and K-9 Demo’s. Activities included a water balloon toss, face painting, chalk drawing, pitching machine, dunk tank, bounce house, climbing wall, games, food, prizes and fun! Cascade Regional Blood Services was on site taking donations to help save lives. Displays included crime prevention material, seized guns from criminals in Fife, Fife Chamber of Commerce and Fife Rotary. The event would not have been possible without help from many organizations and sponsors, we would like to send our gratitude and appreciation to the following partners:
·         Mitzel’s American Kitchen
·         Target of Federal Way
·         Fife Kiwanis
·         Starbucks of Fife
·         Farmers Insurance agent Keith Wood
·         Destination Harley
·         Fife Rotary
·         Seattle SunTan of Fife
·         Fife Lions
·         Valdo’s Catering
·         Fife Chamber of Commerce
·         Fife Flowers
·         Radiance Home Owners Association
·         Clowns Unlimited
·         Les Schwab Tire Center
·         Business Solutions Center (Orting)
·         Mission Foods
·         Boy Scout Adventure Troop 525
·         Los Gordos Mexican Store
·         Fife City Council
·         Fife Dental Center
·         Airgas
·         Taco Time
·         Fife Signs
·         The Right Spot in Fife
·         Tacoma Fire Department
·         Billy Bob’s Offroad
·         City of Fife Public Works Department
·         Omega Morgan Specialized Rigging
·         City of Fife Parks Department

National Night Out 2013 is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6th.

Friday, August 3, 2012

You're Invited!

Come celebrate National Night Out Against Crime with the Fife Police Department!
 Tuesday August 7th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at 5 Acre Park in Radiance. 6335 Radiance Blvd. E. Fife, Wa. 98424
Cost is FREE and everyone is invited!
Get involved with your neighbors and support anti-crime efforts in Fife.
Activities will include:
Blood Mobile
Dunk Tank
Hot Dogs
Bounce House
Climbing Wall
Free Child ID Kits
Fife Police K-9 Demonstration
Fife Police Command Vehicle Tours
...and much more!

Parking is limited therefore we will be providing a shuttle service from the Mission Foods parking lot located at 6611 Valley Ave. E. Shuttles will leave approx every 5 minutes!
See you there!!