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Chief's Welcome

Chief Donald RamsdellOn behalf of the men and women of the Tacoma Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our department website. As an accredited Police Department through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), we are committed to providing the citizens of Tacoma with the highest level of police service by meeting nationally set standards of police excellence through model policies, procedures, and practices.


Over the years, we have built strong working relationships throughout our community, City departments, and various agencies and business as we are committed to Community Oriented Policing. These relationships have allowed us to build collaborative partnerships to effectively reduce crime and crime-related activity throughout our neighborhoods and business districts so our citizens feel safe and secure where they live, work, and visit in Tacoma.


Our website has been designed to help our users better understand the administrative and operational aspects of the Tacoma Police Department, to include the services and functions performed throughout the various Department bureaus and sections. It also serves as a link to information that will allow you to become directly involved in the safety of our community. The information provided on this site is just one of the many ways we reach out to the public and we welcome your comments, questions and feedback.


Thank you for visiting our website and welcome to the Tacoma Police Department.


Donald Ramsdell
Chief of Police