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Apply Now: Application Period Now Open Through October 15, 2021 

Our next test date is scheduled for November 13, 2021. The application period for that test date is now open and runs through October 15.


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Please see our hiring process for more information about how to become a Tacoma Police Department employee.


Comprehensive and Competitive Pay & Benefits Package Available

We offer a comprehensive pay and benefits package to our employees including:

  • Full Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • LEOFF II Retirement
  • Deferred Compensation Matched by the City
  • Holiday Pay
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Shift Differential Pay
  • Police Training Officer Pay
  • Patrol Specialist Pay
  • Educational Incentive Pay
  • CALEA Certification Pay
  • Bilingual Incentive Pay
  • Longevity Pay

The Tacoma Police Department is an approved agency for G.I. Bill benefits.


Tacoma Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

The Tacoma Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state and local laws.