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Chief of Police Recruitment

The City of Tacoma is recruiting for its next Chief of Police. The most up-to-date information regarding this recruitment will be posted on this page, so please check back often for updates.


Tentative Recruitment Timeline
Updated September 18, 2020

  • Position to be posted September 25, 2020
  • Position to close October 23, 2020
  • Semi-finalist interviews to take place the week of November 9, 2020
  • Finalist interviews to take place the week of November 30, 2020


Position Information

  • Job announcement coming soon
  • Recruitment brochure coming soon


Search Committee

Tadd Wille, Search Committee Chair, City Manager’s Office

Hermenia Jackson, Project PEACE Executive Committee

Mia Navarro, Office of Equity and Human Rights

Diana Parra, Commission for Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

Diane Powers, Office of Equity and Human Rights

Shayna Raphael, Community's Police Advisory Committee

Lt. Chris Travis, Tacoma Police Department

TBD, Puyallup Tribe waiting for confirmation



Shelby Fritz, Assistant Human Resources Director

Lynn Stehr, Human Resources Analyst

Cloie Wonderly, Human Resources Specialist



Please contact Shelby Fritz at sfritz@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 328-1306.