The Tacoma Police Department (TPD) is committed to collaborating with community members to proactively identify and address public safety issues and concerns. In 2015, the City of Tacoma launched Project PEACE (Partnering for Equity and Community Engagement) to continue building the relationship between the police department and our community members.
Following a successful series of Project PEACE conversations, the Tacoma Police Department has continued this initiative by expanding and adding formal structure to many programs that the department had historically embedded in our Community Oriented Policing to help create safer neighborhoods and foster a higher level of community engagement.
The focus is on these six key pillars.
Pillar 1: Build Trust and Legitimacy
Become more accessible, open, approachable, and transparent with all segments of our community
Pillar 2: Improve Policy and Oversight
Implement a body worn camera program
Pillar 3: Social Media
Greater use of social media to engage the community and help solve crimes
Pillar 4: Community Policing and Crime Reduction
Greater collaboration between TPD and citizens
Pillar 5: Enhance Training and Education
Increase officer awareness on institutional racism/implicit bias/cultural competency and de-escalation. Mental health trauma and crisis training
Pillar 6: Officer Wellness and Safety
Ensure the wellness and safety of our officers as it is critical not only to themselves, their co-workers, and the department but also to public safety