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Project PEACE Legacy

Legacy of Project PEACE

Following a series of community meetings in 2015, the Tacoma Police Department added formal structure to the way it reported its activities around Project PEACE. These activities represented many programs that the department had historically embedded in its Community Oriented Policing to help create safer neighborhoods and foster a higher level of community engagement. The formal structure of reporting provided a means to connect its work with community feedback gleaned during the Project PEACE meetings.


The categories below represent that structure and are no longer updated (see the improved quarterly reporting process for the current status of department activity). The department keeps this legacy information online for historical purposes and as a reminder of the great teamwork between the public and police department.


Pillar 1: Build Trust and Legitimacy

Become more accessible, open, approachable, and transparent with all segments of our community


Pillar 2: Improve Policy and Oversight

Implement a body worn camera program 


Pillar 3: Social Media

Greater use of social media to engage the community and help solve crimes


Pillar 4: Community Policing and Crime Reduction 

Greater collaboration between TPD and citizens


Pillar 5: Enhance Training and Education

Increase officer awareness on institutional racism/implicit bias/cultural competency and de-escalation.  Mental health trauma and crisis training


Pillar 6: Officer Wellness and Safety

Ensure the wellness and safety of our officers as it is critical not only to themselves, their co-workers, and the department but also to public safety