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Sector 3

About Sector 3 and Community Liaison Officers

From Lt. Shawn Malott: "Thank you for your interest in Community Policing. As Sector Commander of the south end of Tacoma, I am excited to engage with you and take part in solving problems efforts.  We work closely with other city departments, such as Code Enforcement, Public Works, and Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) to address issues and concerns. I agree with Chief Moore in that crime is a societal problem and not exclusively a police problem. We are only part of the solution, and this is where you come in! 


We cannot do our jobs effectively without your support and engagement with us. We want to learn from you and also communicate who we are and what we can do. Please take advantage of the numerous Business District, Neighborhood and Community Group meetings in the south end. We regularly attend these meetings with representatives from other city departments in order to get an understanding of the problems we are facing and create solutions."  


Sector 3 is part of the Tacoma Police Department's South Sector (along with Sector 4) and is under the command of Lt. Shawn Malott. The core staff of Sector 3 is comprised of the Lieutenant, Sergeant and two Community Liaison Officers (CLOs), who provide specialized services to our citizens and businesses and serve as a focal point for community concerns in Sector 3.


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The CLOs concentrate their efforts in identifying chronic criminal and nuisance issues in the sector and work with neighborhood groups, citizens, business owners and organizations to resolve these issues. The CLOs are supported by the Patrol Division, city staff and other agencies to improve the quality of life in the sector.


Sector 3 staff work on the traditional tasks of responding to requests for service and crime suppression with the goal of long-term problem solving.

Report an Issue in Sector 3

For crimes in progress, call 911. If your issue is not a crime in progress; for vehicle prowls, vandalism, theft or lost property, you may either file an online report or call the non-emergency number at (253) 287-4455. For nuisance-type issues, contact TacomaFIRST 311 online or call 311 within the city limits of Tacoma or (253) 591-5000 from anywhere.


Sector 3 Sub Station Office

Sector 3 Substation

1501 South 72nd Street
Tacoma, WA

Business Phone: (253) 594-7838


Monday through Friday

9 AM to 9 PM

Lt. Shawn Malott

Sector Commander

Lieutenant Shawn Malott


Community Liaison Officers


Officer Timothy Snyder
(253) 591-5692



Officer Craig Sugai
(253) 573-2563



For community concerns, visit Tacoma FIRST 311.