Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fife Police Department Reserve Program

The Fife Police Department is currently accepting applications for RESERVE POLICE OFFICER.  Fife Police Department will be testing for reserves in Mid to Late August to prepare for a January 2014 academy.  The academy will be run through the Fife Police Department.  This is a volunteer, non-paid, position.  Reserve Officers are used to supplement patrol operations and special events within the City of Fife as well as further support our community policing needs and goals.  Serving as a Reserve Police Officer is a rewarding experience and excellent way to serve the community.  It is also an excellent way to gain experience and training.  Many of the full-time City of Fife Police Officer’s started their careers as Reserve Police Officers including the Chief of Police.  Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a valid Washington State driver’s license, have a high school diploma or G.E.D, and must be able to successfully complete a full background check.  Reserve Officers serve at the discretion of the Chief of Police and are not part of the Fife Police Guild.

See www.cityoffife.org for application information or email rmoser@cityoffife.org or jmcnaughton@cityoffife.org For questions contact Officer Jeff McNaughton at 253-922-6633 ext. 1.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Weekly Update

Calls for service for the previous week: 444
There were 50 case reports with 90 records

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Safe Street Of The Week

The Safe Street Of The Week for the week of April 25th through May 1st is 70th Avenue E. between Valley Ave. and N. Levee Rd. Emphasis patrols will also be on 48th Street E. from 70th Ave. E. to Freeman Rd.

Monday, April 22, 2013

70th Avenue construction update

Paving will begin tonight on the 70th Avenue construction site. Traffic interruptions should be anticipated.

Friday, April 19, 2013

I-5 Southbound 38th St. Closure

Below is a notice from our neighbors in Tacoma about an exit ramp closure that could impact driving for Fife residents.

The following is a message from Pierce County Alert:

On Saturday, April 20, crews will close the southbound I-5 exit to South 38th Street in Tacoma (Exit #132A). The ramp will remain closed for three months through July. During the closure, crews will demolish the existing ramp and build approaches for a new ramp.

A signed detour will direct motorists further south to the I-5 exit to South 56th Street (Exit #130), back onto northbound I-5, and to the northbound I-5 exit to South 38th Street. The signed detour is designed to guide drivers who know no other routes. If you are familiar with the area, you may want to use alternate routes, avoid traveling on southbound I-5 during afternoon weekday commute hours (3-6 p.m.) if possible, and planning extra time for your trips.

With the exception of a few hours for restriping, the southbound I-5 exit to westbound SR 16 (Exit #132B) will remain open during this construction phase.

For information on traffic impacts in Tacoma visit: www.tacomatraffic.com

Weekly Update

Calls for service for the previous week: 433
There were 54 case reports with 73 records

Monday, April 15, 2013

Chief Brad Blackburn receives Community Service Award

The Tacoma Pierce County Chaplaincy (TPCC) has presented Chief Brad Blackburn with their 2012 Community Service Award. Chief Blackburn has been a strong supporter of TPCC in many ways. From making sure they have the necessary equipment they need to be safe out on the road, to assisting their newest Director, Frank Washburn, with introductions amongst local police chiefs, and assisting with the planning and organizing of the annual fundraising dinner. Chief Blackburn's efforts and support of TPCC is greatly appreciated. Congratulations Chief Blackburn!

Traffic signal change over

Officers will be conducting manual traffic control today at the intersection of 70th Avenue and 20th Street during the hours of 7:30am to 4:30pm as Totem Electric cuts over power to the new signals. Don't get stuck waiting in line, avoid delays by using alternate routes! One step closer to completion!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Weekly Update

Calls for service for the previous week: 454
There were 44 case reports with 69 records.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Safe Street Of the Week

The safe street of the week for the week of April 11 - 17 will be Freeman Road between Valley Ave and 20th Street. The posted limit through this neighborhood is 25 mph. Help us keep neighborhoods in Fife safe by obeying the posted limit!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

70th Avenue Construction Notice

On Monday, April 15th, Totem Electric is scheduled to “cut over” the traffic control signal at the intersection of 70th Avenue and 20th Street. Traffic flow through the intersection will be manually signaled by a Fife Police Officer. Backups are expected so we encourage the public to use alternate routes. Once the new traffic signal is on-line and operational, Totem will remove the old signal.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Safe Street of the Week

SSOTW for the week of April 4th thru the 10th is 12th Street E. between Alexander Ave. and 54th Ave. Please remember the speed limit is 25mph thru this neighborhood. Have a safe week!