The City of Tacoma holds the public safety of its citizens in the highest regard. The City offers the following public safety services:
Tacoma Police Department
The department employs 381 commissioned officers and 39 civilians to enforce the law with the city limits.
Tacoma Fire Department
Learn about the fire fighting and emergency response work of more than 400 firefighters and 35 civilian staff members on this department page.
Law Enforcement Support Agency (LESA)
Pierce County’s primary E-9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) serving over three-quarters-of-a-million citizens and 14 police agencies. If you have a police non-emergency and are calling locally or from out-of-state, call (253) 798-4721. You can also call in-state toll-free (800) 562-9800. If you have a police records question, please call (253) 798-7441.
Crystal Judson Family Justice Center
The new Crystal Judson Family Justice Center is a one-stop resource to serve the victims of domestic violence and their families.
Domestic Violence Advocacy
Find out how to prepare for an emergency, check emergency news releases or scan the emergency phone numbers on this page.
Tacoma’s 10 most wanted
Check this page from the Tacoma Police Department Web site to find out which individuals that officers are watching for in the city.
Animal Care and Control
The City of Tacoma is now your one stop resource for animal licensing and animal control services. To contact us, call 627-PETS (7387) or send us an e-mail.
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit
The City of Tacoma's Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit is resposible for enforcing State, Federal and Local laws pertaining to the safe operation of Commercial Vehicles and the transportation of Hazardous Materials in the City of Tacoma. Contact us at: CVE@cityoftacoma.org