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The Tacoma Police Department is committed to improving the security of our community, and involved in many aspects of Homeland Defense. These efforts include internal preparations for various situations and possibilities, regional involvement with outside agencies and federal initiatives aimed toward improved homeland security. The safety of our community is the paramount mission of our police department, and with the attacks of September 11th, 2001, the focus of this mission was greatly expanded to include response to threats from foreign and domestic terrorists.
The Tacoma Police Department is ever vigilant in working with the public and its emergency response partners to understand and prevent terrorism from occurring. The watchfulness of individual citizens is critical to the protection of our city, state, and country from the threat of terrorism. To this end, the National Department of Homeland Security has endorsed a short video series entitled "8 Signs of Terrorism." Click on the link to view this short video series. What you learn could help to keep you, your family, and your community safe from acts of terrorism.
The Department's task forces include:
Homeland Security Administrative Team - This group consists off the Operations Bureau Chief, the North and South Division Captains, the Training Captain, two Operations Admin Lieutenants and two Operations Sergeants. This group is tasked to attend all of the Region 5 Terrorist Early Warning (TEW) Homeland Security Committee meetings.
CBRNE Team - The Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive team are the Department's in-house experts on the various weapons of mass destruction that terrorists could use against our citizens.
Pierce County Terrorist Early Warning / Response Task Force (PC TEW / RTF)
The Task Force is comprised of the various political subdivisions in Pierce County. There are numerous elements that are a part of this task force. The majority of Homeland Security Grant Funds must be applied for through this regional Task Force.
T-Regional Coordinating Council
The Coordinating council is the policy board for the Task Force. It is comprised of various department directors from throughout the county. Current member of the council include the Director of Pierce County Department of Emergency Management, The Pierce County Sheriff, The Director of the Pierce County Health Department, a representative from the Pierce County Police Chiefs Association, a representative from the Pierce County Fire Chiefs Association, The Tacoma Police Chief, The Tacoma Fire Chief, a representative from the County Hospitals and a representative from Public Works. This group meets monthly to discuss and determine policy for the Task Force.
Click here for the City of Tacoma Emergency Management website.
Click here for the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management website.
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