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Citizen Police Advisory Committee

2019 Members

Members at the May 2019 Tour of the Tacoma Police Headquarters



The Citizen Police Advisory Committee is a policy-focused board that will help to ensure transparency and accountability in the way that the City of Tacoma Police Department operates. 



The Citizen Police Advisory Committee consists of 11 members who are nominated by the Community Vitality and Safety Committee and confirmed by the City Council. The membership term is three years and includes persons representing the diverse communities in the City. Members must be residents of the City. No current member of the Tacoma Police Department, or his or her immediate family, may service on the Committee. No more than three members may be commissioned law enforcement professionals or retired commissioned law enforcement professionals. Members may serve up to two consecutive three-year terms. 


Current Committee Members

Name  Position Term Began Term Ends
 VACANT District 1

 VACANT District 2

 Krystle Edwards District 3  1/9/2018 12/31/2020
 VACANT District 4

 VACANT District 5

 Dana Coggen At-Large No. 1 1/9/2018  12/31/2020
 Kiara Daniels, Vice Chair At-Large No. 2 1/1/2019 12/31/2021
 Alex Strautman, Chair At-Large No. 3 1/1/2020 12/31/2023 
 Stephen Hagberg At-Large No. 4 1/1/2019  12/31/2021 
 Louis Cooper At-Large No.5 1/1/2019  12/31/2021 
 VACANT Youth Seat


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviewing police policy at the request of the City Council or City Manager
  • Receiving and reviewing policy complaints by members of the public
  • Providing advice to the City Council, the City Manager, and the Chief of Police on police policy matters

The committee also provides community outreach and education through public hearings and committee efforts.


Submitting a Policy Complaint

Per their establishing ordinances, the Citizen Police Advisory Committee can receive policy complaints by members of the public. To do so, please send an email, leaving a detailed message with either a specific policy or circumstances that deserve review.


Please note that the Citizen Police Advisory Committee only receives policy complaints related to specific policies and procedures of the Tacoma Police Department. The Committee does NOT receive individual complaints or allegations against the Tacoma Police Department or its officers. To file a complaint about the Department or its Officers, please visit the Tacoma Police Department's Internal Affairs web page or call TacomaFIRST 311 by dialing 3-1-1 within Tacoma city limits or (253) 591-5000 from anywhere else. 


Apply for the Citizen Police Advisory Committee


Download an Application

Download the application in English.

To request a copy of the PDF application in languages other than English, please:

  • Write to or visit the City Clerk's Office at 733 Market Street, Room 11, Tacoma, WA 98402-3766
  • Email servetacoma@cityoftacoma.org 
  • Call 311 within Tacoma city limits or (253) 591-5178 from anywhere else. You can also call (800) 833-6388 (TTY or ASCII), (800) 833-6386 (VCO), or (877) 833-6341 (STS).


Organizational Documents

Ordinances Establishing and Amending Tacoma Municipal Code 1.06.075 Pertaining to the Citizen Police Advisory Committee:

Ordinance 27589 - establishing section 1.06.075 - Police Department Citizen Complaint Oversight
Ordinance 27826, amending section 1.06.075
Tacoma Municipal Code 1.06.075
Citizen Police Advisory Committee By-Laws

Staff Support

Staffing support to the Citizen Police Advisory Committee is provided by the City Manager's Office.

Time and Day

6 PM
Second Monday of the month



Tacoma Municipal Building
747 Market Street, Room 243
Tacoma, WA 98402


Additional Information

Staff Liaison
Latasha Ware

Management Fellow