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Fife Police Department

  • Contact Information

    Fife Police Department
    3735 Pacific Hwy E
    Fife, Washington 98424
    Phone: 253.922.6633
    Department Website

Agency Added: 06/12/2012 | Last updated: 09/25/2018

Community Information

See Website

Department Information

Mission Statement

The Fife Police Department partners with the community to:
1. Strengthen mutual respect to ensure public safety for all.
2. Identify and solve problems.
3. Aggressively combat crime.

Vision Statement

Fife is a community of choice for residents and businesses, and a place for criminals to avoid.

Core Values

  • We are respectful.
    We value trust.
    We are progressive.

Area Information

  • Population Size: 9,100
  • County: Pierce

Agency Requirements:

  • Important Information

    If you reside outside of Washington State and interested in testing for the Fife Police Department, please visit https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/outofstate so we can assist you in scheduling a written exam!

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21   X
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. X  
High School Grad/ GED Yes X  
Driver's License Required Yes   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None   X
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis   X
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20    
Other Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.

This agency allows out of state testing.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Current Hiring Status

Continuously accepting applications.


For lateral applicants please visit the City of Fife job line for current lateral openings. http://cityoffife.org/jobline


The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Salary Information

2019 Salary $5,878.93 - $7,697.51 per month

Benefit Information

Vacation, Sick Leave, and Compensation time. In addition to your leave balance, Patrol Officers also receive an additional 208 hours of leave for Police Holiday and Green Time that is front-loaded at the beginning of the year. Excellent health care coverage for self and dependents, with your choice of a Health Savings Account or VEBA with minimal employee premium. The City deposits an additional $4,000 each year into your Health Savings Account or VEBA which rollover into an interest bearing account, year after year. 2% specialty pay for SWAT, K9 Officer, Certified Technical Collision Investigator, Certified Collision Reconstructionist, Civil Disturbance Team Members. Night shift pay. Yearly uniform allowance ($1,100). Take home vehicle. Deferred compensation with City match (currently at $1,200 a year) with continued increases up to $2,400 by 2023. LEOFF Retirement. AA/AAS Degree ($125.00) BA Degree ($200), MA Degree ($270.00) per month.


Current contract 2018-2023.