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Project PEACE

Project PEACE imageThe Tacoma Police Department is committed to collaborating with community members to proactively identify and address public safety issues and concerns. The City of Tacoma launched Project PEACE (Partnering for Equity and Community Engagement) to continue building the relationship between the police department and our community members.  


Contact Information

If you have questions about Project PEACE, please contact Lisa Woods with the City's Office of Equity and Human Rights at lisa.woods@cityoftacoma.org.


How We Report Progress

Each quarter, we produce a report with updates on Project PEACE activities that have taken place over the previous three months. We organize activities into three categories: youth engagement, diverse communities and professionalism. The report is printed and made available at community meetings, substations and other community gathering places. The latest report is also made available online on this web page. NOTE: Due to impacts of the Coronavirus, the quarterly Project PEACE report has been put on hold until further notice.


Download the Latest Project PEACE Report


Periodic updates are also provided at Project PEACE gatherings, town halls and other public events. In the spring of 2019, Chief Don Ramsdell gave an update to the community highlighting the progress made to date.  View Chief Ramsdell's April 24, 2019 presentation.


Project PEACE Legacy

In 2015, Project PEACE was generated out of community concerns about nationwide police-related conflicts. It was designed to build trust, relationships and understanding between community members and law enforcement officers in the Tacoma area. More than 800 community members, police officers and city staff took part in six community-wide conversations, with many changes in the police department’s strategic plan coming from community input. View the legacy reporting process based on President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. In July 2016, 13 community members formed the Project PEACE Executive Committee, which guides much of the effort today.