Public Trust and Community Relationships

Increase Community Outreach to 194 events, a 5% increase, by December 2020.

In order to increase public trust and strengthen community relationships, the Tacoma Police Department will increase community outreach to develop partnerships, build public trust, and promote authentic engagement with a focus on under-served communities. The Department believes that increased outreach will lead to improved understanding and trust between the police force and the diverse community. The increased community outreach does not include the 67 meetings that Community Liaison Officers currently attend on a monthly basis.
What will we do? 
Tacoma Police Department (TPD) has implemented a Project PEACE Community New Recruit Panel for all newly hired police officers.  TPD is working with several organizations to collaborate more with diverse and immigrant communities. The Department wants to identify and understand issues and concerns of all community members to determine ways of strengthening transparency, credibility, trust and relationships. The TPD has educated its staff on the components of Procedural Justice and has provided training for all officers on Fair and Impartial Policing.
We are also working with South Sound 911 to develop a dispatch code to accurately capture our community outreach efforts.

Project Peace


Assistant Chief Ed Wade
The Administrative Services Bureau, under the command of Assistant Chief Wade, is the behind-the-scenes section of the Tacoma Police Department.
To report a crime or ask TPD questions, contact the Customer Support Center or call TPD directly at (253) 798-4721 for non-emergencies.