Pete Fisher became the Chief of Police for the City of Fife in March 2016, bringing with him more than 22 years of law enforcement experience. Prior to becoming the Chief, Pete was the Operations Lieutenant for the Bremerton Police Department. Earlier in his career, he was a Police Officer with the Metropolitan Park District Police Department of Tacoma.
Additionally, Chief Fisher has specialized as a Defensive Tactics Instructor, EVOC Instructor and Collision Reconstructionist. A New Hampshire native, Pete served four years in the United States Air Force before moving to the Puget Sound. He began his law enforcement career as a Reserve Officer for the Town of Ruston in 1994.
Chief Fisher received his Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He also holds two Graduate Certificates; one in Organizational Development and one in Law Enforcement Education. Pete is a graduate of the Northwest Law Enforcement Command College, as well as Session 247 of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy, and Session 67 of the Senior Management Institute for Police.
Assistant Chief Aaron Gardner started with the Fife Police Department in September of 2006. Prior to working for the Fife Police Department, he worked for the City of Milton and the City of Lacey Police Departments. Assistant Chief Gardner has worked Patrol, Traffic, K-9, Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, and Captain prior to assuming his current duties in 2018.
Assistant Chief Gardner received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Washington State University. Aaron is a graduate of the Northwest Law Enforcement Command College, as well as Session 277 of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy, Leadership in Police Organizations, and Session 63 of the Senior Management Institute for Police.
Assistant Chief Gardner currently oversees the Administrative Services Division.
Assistant Chief David Claridge started with the Fife Police Department in September of 2022 and brings with him 23 years of law enforcement experience. Prior to working for the Fife Police Department, Assistant Chief Claridge was a sergeant with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the patrol division in the Operations Bureau as well as the Asst. SWAT Commander for the Thurston County SWAT Team.
Assistant Chief Claridge has experience working Patrol (patrol deputy and patrol sergeant), Investigations Detective (Domestic violence and major crimes), school resource officer, Dive Rescue, Marine Services (deputy and supervisor), Explorer post advisor, First aid instructor, Active Shooter Instructor, Field Training Officer, Drug Recognition Expert, and Peer Support and Wellness program.
David has a passion for public safety and community service, especially when it comes to the youth of the community. He coaches high school athletics in his time away from work and is always looking for ways to build positive relationships with his athletes and the police. Safety and schools has always been one of his top priorities.
Assistant Chief Claridge received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from University of Utah. David is a graduate of the Northwest Law Enforcement Command College and has received his FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Leadership Award.
Assistant Chief Claridge currently oversees the Operations Division.