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The Coronavirus pandemic has led to concern by many in the community. Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order that all people should remain home brings with it added questions about enforcement. The Tacoma Police Department will seek voluntary compliance with the order with the aim of keeping our residents safe and healthy. We believe our community understands the severity of the situation and we will not actively seek out individuals failing to comply with the order, solely to charge them with a crime. We recognize people need to get groceries, go to the doctor and perform other essential activities. When our officers encounter someone failing to comply with the order, we will remind them, as appropriate, of the restrictions. We have no desire to make arrests for violations related to COVID-19. Rumors of people needing "passes" or businesses needing "licenses" specific to the COVID-19 order are simply not true. This is uncharted territory for all of us, as law enforcement and residents alike, and we are all doing our best to navigate the new restrictions. We remain committed to serving and protecting the citizens of Tacoma during this challenging time. We ask the public not to call 911 to report violations of the governor’s order, social distancing violations or people being outside. We must reserve 911 for people who need immediate emergency assistance. To learn how to best report crime and other issues, visit cityoftacoma.org/ReportCrime.


Police Department Creates Music Video About Social Distancing 

The Tacoma Police Department urges citizens to “Step Off Six” in a music video we created about social distancing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The video helps to educate the public on the importance of remaining six feet apart while attending to essential activities in public. The video, which highlights officers of the department and features original music by a department employee, is an effort to help citizens abide by Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” emergency order.


Watch our Music Video About Social Distancing


About the Tacoma Police Department 

Welcome to the Tacoma Police Department’s website.  Within our pages you will find information about the department structure, neighborhood Sectors, Most Wanted, Community Programs, and other beneficial information.  Additionally, we have supplied several helpful links below.  It is our hope that you will find the information contained in our pages useful.


Our Mission Statement

To create a safe and secure environment in which to live, work, and visit by working together with the community, enforcing the law in a fair and impartial manner, preserving the peace and order in our neighborhoods, and safeguarding our Constitutional guarantees.


Our Values

  • Act with Integrity
  • Respect for Our Employees and Citizens
  • Service to Our Community
  • Accountability for Our Actions and Results
  • Team for the Common Good
  • Innovate to Better Serve
  • Reverence for the Law


TacomaFIRST 311 - Tacoma's "one-stop shop" for customer support
Report a Crime - This site cannot be used to report emergencies or in-progress crimes
Request a Police Report
Vehicle Collision Report

Property Claim Form

Theft Inventory List
Concealed Pistol License
Neighborhood Crime Data
Commend a TPD Employee
Community Policing Division

Identity Theft Brochure

Tacoma Police Department Policies

Some of the links listed above are to outside agencies and are included for your information only.  The Tacoma Police Department is not responsible for the content, update or maintenance of these websites.  Once you link to another site, you are subject to the disclaimers and security and privacy policies of the new site.

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Tacoma Police Department
3701 South Pine Street
Tacoma, WA 98409

Emergency:  9-1-1

Police Non-Emergency: (253) 798-4721


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