FPD's Annual Halloween Youth Carnival will be in the Fife High School cafeteria tonight. Frightening festivities begin at 5:00pm and run until 7:00pm. Cost is FREE with a non-perishable food donation. Come join us for games, prizes, candy and safe fun for everyone. Plus every child will receive a pumpkin flashlight when they leave!
If you’ve attended a community event in Fife recently, then you’ve probably had an opportunity to take a look at the Police Department’s newest piece of tactical equipment. If not, then I’d like to introduce you to METRO SWAT’s new 2012 BearCat by Lenco. The armored vehicle was awarded to the Fife Police Department in partnership with the Port of Tacoma through a Port Security grant and is shared among the Pierce County Cooperative Cities group which includes the Metro Swat Team.
The Lenco BearCat was built in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and shipped to Fife in July 2012. It meets the US State Department’s armor level E and is powered by a Ford 550 V10 motor. Other standard equipment includes: 4WD and a rotating hatch.
Optional equipment includes:
1.4-Wheel Off-Road upgrade package with Run-Flats
2.Front Mounted Receiver with Hydraulic Ram Post and Plate
3.Thermal Imaging Cameras
4.(6) 7” Vertical Gun Ports
5.Explosive Gas Detection System
6.Radiation Detection System
To learn more about the roll that Pierce County METRO SWAT team plays in the community, visit their profile page at the WSTOA site here.
The vehicle is dedicated to the late Sgt. Mark Renninger of Lakewood PD EOW 11-29-2009
The Fife Police Department would like to thank everyone who came out to the City of Fife's Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 6th and took a tour of the Pierce County Cooperative Cities Mobile Command Center. The 32 foot long vehicle participated in the parade and was on display all day for anyone interested in taking a tour and learning what this valuable piece of equipment is all about. The vehicle is owned by the Fife Police Department but is available for all surrounding municipalities to use in the case of a large event or natural disaster.
All kids who toured the vehicle were invited by Officer Volkman to leave their signature on the whiteboard walls and cupboards. We hope you had a great time and look forward to seeing you again next year!
Stop by and say "Hi" at the Police Department's booth at Fife's Harvest Festival this Saturday, October 6th at Dacca Park! We will have free Child ID kits, crime prevention information, safety bracelets and much more! You can also take a tour of the Cooperative Cities Command Vehicle and SWAT rig. Activities begin at 7:00am and run all day long with a fantastic fireworks show scheduled for 7:30pm.