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About the Tacoma Police Department 

In 1874, a small village on the shore of Commencement Bay incorporated as the City of Tacoma and appointed its first town marshal. Since then, we have grown to serve over 215,000 residents as an agency committed to community-oriented policing, relationship-building and reducing crime through effective partnerships. Our department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, which only 2 percent of agencies nationwide hold. The accreditation assures our policies and procedures, management, operations and support services meet the highest standards of contemporary law enforcement.


Our Mission Statement

To create a safe and secure environment in which to live, work, and visit by working together with the community, enforcing the law in a fair and impartial manner, preserving the peace and order in our neighborhoods, and safeguarding our Constitutional guarantees.


Our Values

  • Act with Integrity
  • Respect for Our Employees and Citizens
  • Service to Our Community
  • Accountability for Our Actions and Results
  • Team for the Common Good
  • Innovate to Better Serve
  • Reverence for the Law

Useful Links

Report a Crime
Neighborhood Crime Data
Community Policing Division
Department Policies
Use of Deadly Force Cases
Request a Police Report
Request a Vehicle Collision Report
Concealed Pistol Licenses
Employment at TPD

Forms and Brochures

Property Claim Form
Theft Inventory Form
Identity Theft Brochure
Residential Burglary Prevention Brochure




Link to TacomaFIRST 311 from the City of Tacoma

Tacoma Police Department
3701 South Pine Street
Tacoma, WA 98409

Emergency:  9-1-1

Police Non-Emergency: (253) 287-4455


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