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After more than 25 years of public service with the City of Twin Falls, Deputy City Manager Brian Pike has announced he will retire on January 17.
Pike began his career as a police officer with the Twin Falls Police Department in 1994, and during his time as a patrol officer he worked as a field training officer, DARE instructor and mentor, school resource officer, and he co-chaired the Enough-Is-Enough drug education program.
Pike also worked in, and supervised, several specialized units that include: SWAT, Bike Patrol, Community Service Unit and an assignment to a federal unit for Multi-Agency Narcotics Investigations. He served as a police Corporal, Staff Sergeant, Field Operations Supervisor, Narcotics Unit Supervisor, Internal Affairs Investigator, and served as Interim Operations Manager for SIRCOMM in 2002.
In 2011, City Manager Tom Courtney appointed Pike as the Twin Falls Police Chief. Pike served as the Police Chief until 2015, when the City of Twin Falls reorganized its leadership structure and created the role of Deputy City Manager of Public Safety. As the Deputy City Manager, Pike oversaw the Police Department, Fire Department, Code Enforcement, and City Communications Center.
“It’s my belief that community service is the foundation on which public safety functions are established,” Brian Pike said. “I believe the community must partner with our Public Safety Teams to improve our quality of life, and over the past 25 years I worked to instill this principle in the men and women who worked under my direction.”
Pike said he plans to spend time with his family, including with his son who is training to be a member of the U.S National Team (PARA). He and his wife also plan to explore new places and simply enjoy their time together.
“I want the community to know how much I appreciate the opportunity to serve the residents of Twin Falls,” Pike said. “It will always be home.”