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Update on the Verdicts in State of Washington v. TPD Officers Burbank, Collins & Rankine (December 21, 2023)

Read the statement from the Tacoma Police Department (TPD) following the verdicts in the case of the State of Washington v. TPD Officers Burbank, Collins and Rankine.



Reflect Tacoma Protect Tacoma TPD hiring campaignTPD is hiring.  To learn more, visit our " Reflect and Protect" employment web page.




ShotSpotter Frequently Asked Questions Now Available

Thanks to a grant from the Bureau of Justice Administration, the Tacoma Police Department (TPD) is pursuing a pilot with ShotSpotter and other technologies to help address gun violence in our City. Read the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.


Tacoma Police Crime Dashboard Now Available to the Public

The Tacoma Police Department now offers a vast collection of crime data that is open and available to the public. Spanning five years and growing, the Tacoma Police Crime Dashboard can compare and contrast data sets by various time periods, by neighborhood, by crime category, and much more. Updated each business day with new data, the dashboard can help you track trends and analyses almost in real-time.

Tacoma Police Crime Dashboard headerThe Tacoma Police Crime Dashboard reflects the Department’s commitment to public accountability and transparency, and represents the fulfillment of specific recommendations from the Department’s 21st Century Policing Solutions report.


watch the TPD crime dashboard tutorial video 


launch the TPD crime dashboard 


Tacoma Violent Crime Reduction Plan

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.


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




(253) 287-4455


Report/Update a Crime

Visit the 'Report A Crime' Web Page


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 9-8-8


Tacoma Police HQ Main Info Line:

(253) 591-5950

Follow the menu prompts


Recruiting Officer -   

T. Reeves

(253) 830-6596

Employment Web Page


Public Disclosure Requests/

Police Reports 



Body Camera/Photos

City Clerk


Commendation of a TPD Employee


Complaint on a TPD Employee


TPD Media Relations

Main desk: (253) 591-5968



PIO Officer

Shelbie Boyd 

Cell: (253) 405-7134




7 AM - 5 PM


PIO Detective William Muse

Cell: (253) 255-7853




8 AM - 6 PM

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