New administrator for Pierce County Superior Court

Pierce County Superior Court announced Chris Gaddis as its newest Court Administrator as of May 2, 2016.

Gaddis has had a 23-year career in law enforcement and has been the chief of police for the city of Normandy Park since 2012. In addition, he served for one year as that city’s acting city manager.

The Superior Court Administrator is an executive management level position that is responsible for the overall operation of Pierce County Superior Court and for accomplishing the Court’s mission, which includes promoting respect for law, society and individual rights; providing an open, accessible, and effective forum for the resolution of cases; resolving matters in a just, efficient and timely manner; and for assuring the dignified and fair treatment of all parties.

“Chris has extensive leadership and management experience,” said Superior Court Presiding Judge Frank Cuthbertson. “We look forward to the energy and creativity he will bring to Pierce County.” A seventeen-year resident of Pierce County, Gaddis earned his B.A. in Law and Justice from Central Washington University and graduated from Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Comma

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