About Sector 4 and Community Liaison Officers
The core staff of Sector 4 is comprised of a Lieutenant, four Community Liaison Officers (CLOs), and a Detective. Their mission is to provide a high level of service to citizens, strive to troubleshoot problem areas, and enjoy a positive working relationship with the community, our law enforcement colleagues and partner organizations. They work closely and collaboratively with neighborhood groups, individual citizens, business owners, city staff, and other organizations to address community and neighborhood concerns within the Sector. Sector 4 is further supported by the Patrol Division and other bureaus within the Police Department.
Working To Create a Safer Community
Locations that are the source of excessive calls for service and criminal and nuisance activity are addressed utilizing a variety of short term and long term strategies. Community members, business owners, and volunteers have been instrumental in the effort to improve overall conditions on Tacoma’s Eastside in terms of blight and crime.
In 2012, CLOs made 157 arrests, addressed 304 residential and commercial structures with Code Enforcement Officers, and worked with and educated nearly 4000 citizens in a combined effort to address quality of life issues within the sector and other areas of the City. CLOs often utilized traditional policing methods as well as ‘non-traditional’ methods to address nuisance and blight concerns and provide a high level of service to citizens in a timely manner. A new Community Policing Detective position was added to the sector in order to better address serious and lower level crimes that resulted in key arrests through improved communication and collaboration with CLOs and Patrol. Multi-agency Special Investigations Units and the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) have also been an integral component of addressing criminal concerns targeting illegal narcotics, prostitution, and other criminal activity.
In collaboration with community partners and the Washington State Liquor Control Board, and with the participation of convenience and grocery store owners and management, the Lincoln District Alcohol Impact Area (AIA) continues to be successful in reducing the likelihood of banned retail liquor products which have a negative impact on neighborhoods and business districts. In 2012, the Lincoln District AIA obtained a 100% compliance rating and paved the way for an additional AIA to be added in the city.
Community and Special Events
Throughout the year, CLOs participate and assist in coordinating many community events to include neighborhood clean ups, community fairs and festivals, public school mentoring events and career days, and the annual National Night Out event in conjunction with Safe Streets.
Report an Issue Within Sector 4
The following link is not for the reporting of crimes. To report a crime in progress, call 911. If you have issues or concerns with the quality of life in your neighborhood such as minor vandalism or other nuisances you may report an issue within Sector 4.
Sector 4 Substation
400 East 56th Street
Tacoma, WA 98404
Business Phone: (253) 594-7947
Monday through Friday
9 AM to 9 PM