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Sector 1

About Sector 1

Sector 1 is one of the most diverse police sectors within the City of Tacoma based on geography, cultural and ethnic diversity, businesses, neighborhoods, and many other groups and organizations. The sector encompasses a vast territory including four distinct areas: Upper Tacoma/Hilltop, Downtown Tacoma, the Port of Tacoma/tide flats and Northeast Tacoma/Browns Point. Each area is unique based on the challenges facing officers who police the district and investigate crimes.


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Staff and Community Liaison Officers

The core staff of the Sector is comprised of a Lieutenant, three Community Liaison Officers (CLO’s) and a detective. They are directly supported by two Tacoma Police Business Improvement Area (BIA) Officers who primarily patrol the downtown area on bicycles. Sector 1 is further supported by the patrol division and other bureaus within the department. Our mission is to identify, recognize and address a wide variety of citizen concerns within the sector. We work closely and collaboratively with neighborhood groups, individual citizens, business owners, city staff and other organizations.

Sector 1 staff is committed to long-term problem solving, improving the quality of life within the sector, and enhancing and supporting economic development. Due to a vast array of new building projects that have been recently completed or are currently underway, the central district of Tacoma has once again become a more vibrant, exciting and safe place to live and work. Officers who work in the sector are proud to serve their community.

Report an Issue Within Sector 1

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 1 station

Central Substation

1524 Martin Luther King Way
Tacoma, WA 98405

Business phone: (253) 594-7800


Monday through Friday
9 AM to 9 PM

Sector 1 NE station

Northeast Substation

4731 Norpoint Way NE
Tacoma, WA 98422

Business phone: (253) 594-7970


Monday through Friday
9 AM to 9 PM

Lt. Mueller
Sector Commander
Lieutenant Corey Darlington

Community Liaison Officers


Officer Ryan Beck


Officer Scott Meffen


Officer Cory Peyton  


For community concerns, visit TacomaFIRST 311.