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Community's Police Advisory Committee

Upcoming Meeting September 21, 2020 at 6PM


Online access for the public:


Passcode: 822491

 Or Telephone:      

+1 253 215 8782 

Webinar ID: 829 1067 9920



The Community's Police Advisory Committee (CPAC) is a policy-focused board that will help to ensure transparency and accountability in the way that the City of Tacoma Police Department operates. (This committee was formerly known as the Citizen Police Advisory Committee. The name was changed in August 2020.)



The Community's Police Advisory Committee consists of 11 members who are nominated by the Community Vitality and Safety Committee and confirmed by the City Council. The membership term is three years and includes persons representing the diverse communities in the City. Members must be residents of the City. No current member of the Tacoma Police Department, or his or her immediate family, may service on the Committee. No more than three members may be commissioned law enforcement professionals or retired commissioned law enforcement professionals. Members may serve up to two consecutive three-year terms. 


Current Committee Members

Name  Position Term Began Term Ends
 Jennifer Vasilez District 1 3/17/2020
 Shayna Raphael District 2 3/17/2020
 Krystle Edwards District 3  1/9/2018 12/31/2020
 Elizabeth Altamimy District 4 3/17/2020 12/31/2023
 Jill Jackson District 5 3/17/2020 12/31/2023
 Dana Coggon At-Large No. 1 1/9/2018  12/31/2020
 Kiara Daniels At-Large No. 2 1/1/2019 12/31/2021
 VACANT At-Large No. 3 1/1/2020 12/31/2023 
 Stephen HagbergChair At-Large No. 4 1/1/2019  12/31/2021 
 Louis Cooper At-Large No.5 1/1/2019  12/31/2021 
 VACANT Youth Seat


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviewing police policy at the request of the City Council or City Manager
  • Receiving and reviewing policy complaints by members of the public
  • Providing advice to the City Council, the City Manager, and the Chief of Police on police policy matters

The committee also provides community outreach and education through public hearings and committee efforts.


Submitting a Policy Complaint

Per their establishing ordinances, the Community's Police Advisory Committee can receive policy complaints by members of the public. To do so, please send an email, leaving a detailed message with either a specific policy or circumstances that deserve review.


Please note that the Community's Police Advisory Committee only receives policy complaints related to specific policies and procedures of the Tacoma Police Department. The Committee does NOT receive individual complaints or allegations against the Tacoma Police Department or its officers. To file a complaint about the Department or its Officers, please visit the Tacoma Police Department's Internal Affairs web page or call TacomaFIRST 311 by dialing 3-1-1 within Tacoma city limits or (253) 591-5000 from anywhere else. 


Apply for the Community's Police Advisory Committee

You can submit an application for any CPAC seat and the clerk's office will maintain record of your completed application until the following years' appointment period, or if a special appointment period is opened. Find out more about applying to a commission by visiting https://www.cityoftacoma.org/government/committees_boards_commissions.


Download an Application

Download the application in English.

To request a copy of the PDF application in languages other than English, please:

  • Write to or visit the City Clerk's Office at 733 Market Street, Room 11, Tacoma, WA 98402-3766
  • Email servetacoma@cityoftacoma.org 
  • Call 311 within Tacoma city limits or (253) 591-5178 from anywhere else. You can also call (800) 833-6388 (TTY or ASCII), (800) 833-6386 (VCO), or (877) 833-6341 (STS).


Organizational Documents

Ordinances Establishing and Amending Tacoma Municipal Code 1.06.075 Pertaining to the Community's Police Advisory Committee:

Staff Support

Staffing support to the Community's Police Advisory Committee is provided by the City Manager's Office.

Time and Day

6 PM
Second Monday of the month



Zoom Virtual Meeting


Additional Information

Staff Liaison
Bucoda Warren

Management Analyst