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Chief of Police Recruitment

The City of Tacoma is seeking an experienced, transformational leader to serve as its next Chief of Police for the Tacoma Police Department.  


Recruitment Calendar

August 30, 2021: Position posted.

August 2021 – October 2021: Advertising, candidate sourcing and community and department outreach occurs.

October 15, 2021: Position closes.

October 2021 – November 2021: Candidate interviews.

November 2021: Background/Reference Checks (est. 1 month process).

December 2021: Appointment of Police Chief.


Position Information

Recruitment Firm


Joel Bryden, Vice President and Recruiter

Bob Murray and Associates 




Lynn Stehr, Human Resources Analyst

Nicole Ratliff, Human Resources Specialist

Marisa Tetreault, Human Resources Analyst



Please email policechiefrecruitment@cityoftacoma.org.