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Sector 1

About Sector 1

Sector 1 is part of the Tacoma Police Department's North Sector (along with Sector 2) and is under the command of Lt. Richard Kim. The sector is one of the most diverse 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 the Lieutenant and three Community Liaison Officers (CLOs). 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. Its mission is to identify, recognize and address a wide variety of citizen concerns within the sector. The staff works 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. Richard Kim

Sector Commander

Lieutenant Richard Kim  


Community Liaison Officers


Officer A. Guiardinu

(253) 830‐6590



Officer Ryan Warner

(253) 594-7849


For community concerns, visit Tacoma FIRST 311.