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Reflect Tacoma Protect Tacoma TPD hiring campaignNOTICE: The Tacoma Police Department is offering a $25,000 incentive for lateral hires. To learn more, visit our " Reflect and Protect" employment web page.



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Chief Moore presented an update on the Violent Crime Reduction Plan to City Council on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. The Tacoma Police Department is focused on reducing crime through its Violent Crime Reduction Plan, a product of work by Tacoma Police Department analysts and experienced criminologists from the University of Texas, San Antonio. The plan is an evidence-based plan based on sound science with proven success in other major cities.


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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 (CALEA), which only two percent of agencies nationwide hold. In March 2023, we launched a new CALEA public comment portal. With this accreditation, the department's policies, procedures, management, operations, and support services are routinely assessed to ensure the highest standards of contemporary law enforcement are being met. The purpose of this portal is for CALEA to receive public comments regarding the Tacoma Police Department’s compliance with CALEA standards, community engagement, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. CALEA will use these comments to provide information to the department to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence. Please submit your comments at https://cimrs2.calea.org/405.


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


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 9-8-8


Tacoma Police HQ Information Line:

(253) 591-5950


Recruiting Officer - T. Reeves


Employment page


Public Disclosure Requests

Police Reports 



Body Camera/photos

City Clerk


Commendation of a TPD Employee


Complaint on a TPD Employee


Media Line 

Public Information Officers 

Main desk: (253) 591-5968



PIO Officer Shelbie Boyd 

Cell Phone: (253) 405-7134




7 AM - 5 PM


PIO Detective William Muse

Cell Phone: (253) 255-7853




8 AM - 6 PM

*On call hours vary (See News Releases web page for on call hours.)