To our Fife Community:
The Fife Police Department is committed to transparency, accountability and providing the best police service possible to our community. I can say with confidence that in all my years of law enforcement experience, the men and women of the Fife Police Department are among the finest law enforcement officers and human beings I have had the privilege to work with. Each of us are dedicated to our community and to providing high-quality service and support to our residents, businesses, and visitors.
During the last four years, we have shared numerous presentations with the public and city officials regarding our use of force and enforcement activities. We will continue to do so to help maintain and improve community trust. Many questions have arisen in the last few weeks surrounding “8 Can’t Wait”. I feel we owe it to our community to let each of you know the progress being made by the Fife Police Department on these initiatives.
The Fife Police Department welcomes civilian partnership. We have and will continue to strive to be accountable and transparent as we work to improve the level of service we provide. I am very proud of the fact that we are collaborating with a number of community members, both from the City of Fife and the surrounding area, to establish a Citizen Advisory Group. The purpose of this group is to establish lines of communication and friendships; to bring an outside perspective to our policies, practices, and training; and to educate the public on police response, use of force and the unique and challenging environments that our officers face every day. Most importantly, this group will work toward bridging the communications and relationship gaps that exist in our community. With a goal of inclusivity and diversity in mind, we are looking for committed citizens who are engaged and have a desire to effect change. If you are interested in being considered by the Group as a member, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have the utmost faith and respect in our officers and the work they do every day. We are transparent, accountable and committed to excellence, and we are always striving to improve. We recognize the fear, frustration and demand for change. We are open to new ideas, new relationships and positive change that improves the safety of our community and our officers. We are committed to a culture that fosters trust and confidence in the outstanding men and women of the Fife Police Department.
Together we can make positive changes while keeping our community and all those in it safe.
Chief of Police
The Fife Police Department has been an accredited police department for many years. Originally awarded in May of 2016, Fife PD successfully completed re-accreditation in April of 2020.
What does this mean? Being an accredited police department means we are operating under industry best practices and standards to include areas such as code of conduct, internal affairs, hiring, retention, training and use of force policies and procedures.
To learn more about the accreditation process, please visit the Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs (WASPC) website.