Friday, March 29, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Safe Street of the Week

Enforcement is in effect on Valley Avenue between 54th and 70th. Remember the school zone and weight restrictions!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Safe Street of the Week

The Safe Street of the Week for March 28th thru April 3rd is Valley Avenue between 54th Ave. and 70th Ave. The speed limit on this street is 30 MPH.

A portion of this road is also dedicated as a school zone between the morning hours of 6:30 - 9:00 and in the afternoon between 2:30 - 4:30 where the speed limit is reduced to 20 MPH. Please keep an eye out for students on their way to and from school.

This is also a weight restricted road with the maximum load of 14,000 pounds GVWR with the exception of local deliveries to businesses in the restricted zone.

Help keep Fife neighborhoods safe by obeying all traffic laws!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Safe Street of the Week

Enforcement is in effect on Freeman Road between Valley Avenue East and Levee Road. The speed limit in this neighborhood is 25 MPH. Help keep Fife neighborhoods safe by obeying the speed limit.

Monday, March 18, 2013

FPD announce traffic safety/speeding detail

In response to several citizen complaints about speeding vehicles in their neighborhoods, the Fife Police Department will be conducting city wide speed enforcement details beginning this week.  The goal of these details is not to necessarily write speeding tickets, though some will be issued, but to educate motorists about speed limits at different locations in the city and to make city streets safe for the citizens that live on them.  Officers will also be looking for other violations including defective vehicle equipment and overweight vehicles traveling on roads that are prohibited to them.  
The first detail will be:

March 21st on Freeman Road between Valley Ave E and North Levee Rd.     

Questions or comments can be directed to Lieutenant T. Thompson at 253-896-8287.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Fife Police Department is hiring

The Fife Police Department is now accepting applications for the following positions:
  • Reserve Police Officer
  • Entry Level Police Officer
  • Enhanced Police Officer
  • Entry Level Corrections Officer
  • Enhanced and Lateral Corrections Officer
  • Entry Level Communications/Dispatch
Applications can be downloaded from the City of Fife website here.
Or for more information, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253-896-8605.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Spring Forward this Sunday

Daylight savings time begins this Sunday, March 10th at 2:00am. Don't forget to set your clocks ahead Saturday night!
As a reminder, it's also a good time to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors at home.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Regional Undercover Operation Concluded.

Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority’s (WATPA) Auto Crimes Enforcement Task Force finishes up six month investigation with multiple arrests.
On February 26th, 2013 officers and detectives from the Auto Crimes Enforcement (ACE) Task Force and other assisting agencies in Pierce County served a series of search warrants upon five residences and several vehicles in Pierce and Thurston Counties. This combined effort was the result of a long term undercover investigation involving ongoing property crimes in Pierce County and across Washington State which included auto theft, firearms violations, residential burglary and fraud. The operation, dubbed “Shiny Penny”, involved a six month undercover store front investigation in Pierce County in which detectives purchased stolen property from local criminals. 

Regional resources utilized during service of these warrants included the following SWAT Teams: Pierce County METRO SWAT, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department SWAT and Thurston County Sheriff’s Department SWAT.

The ACE Task Force agencies involved in this undercover operation included the Lakewood Police Department, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, Tacoma Police Department, Washington State Patrol, Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, Puyallup Police Department, Fife Police Department, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, National Insurance Crime Bureau and Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority.

Operation “Shiny Penny” has produced the following results:

· 26 total suspects identified for felony crimes

· 21 suspects currently in custody. A number of those were arraigned in Superior Court on 02-27-13.

· 26 stolen cars recovered. Overall value $250,000 plus.

· 16 firearms recovered which includes two assault rifles.

· 4 narcotics violations.

· 11 other property items recovered that included items such as televisions and laptops.

· 34 total undercover transactions completed by detectives.

This is the third undercover operation conducted by the ACE Task Force in the last two years. All of these operations resulted in a significant number of stolen cars recovered and suspects arrested. The operation was funded by participating agencies and the Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority. The ACE Task Force is dedicated to the pursuit of career criminals committing crimes against persons and property in the greater Pierce County region.

The task force is planning on returning stolen cars and property to victims on March 6th. We will be providing more details on this to allow the media to be on scene to film the event and possibly interview victims.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Monthly Lahar Test

On Monday, March 4th at noon, Pierce County Emergency Management will test the 17 outdoor lahar warning sirens in the Puyallup River Valley. This is a monthly drill that takes place on the first Monday of the month. A Pierce County Alert will be launched at 9:00am on Monday morning to citizens who have signed up to receive information messages.

Weekly Update

Calls for service for the previous week: 395
There were 61 case reports with 85 records.