Call 911 immediately, especially if the crime is in progress. Dispatchers will be able to connect you with the service you require. While Safe Streets is here to assist you in developing strategies to fight ongoing crime, we are not equipped to act as an emergency response service.
If noisy neighbors are disrupting the peace in your community, you have a few options. Begin by meeting your neighbors or saying hello, and discuss the issue with them if you feel comfortable. Both collaboration and conversation are important in creating safe, friendly communities. If the disruptive behavior is frequent and you believe it might be tied to illicit activities, alert the police and talk with your neighbors about forming a Safe Streets group. Noise enforcement information from the Tacoma Municipal Code is available in Chapter 8.112: Noise Enforcement.
Safe Streets isn’t a complaint reporting or law enforcement service—instead, we provide support and advising to neighborhood groups. Our community mobilizers will visit your meetings to answer questions and improve communication. We provide myriad materials to groups including Block 101 handbooks, signs and information sheets. Our staff is trained to connect you to the resources and individuals you need to make change in your neighborhood.
When Safe Streets began uniting neighbors against crime in 1989, we made a commitment to increase community connectivity and decrease crime. Today, the areas most threatened by gangs and drugs are home to thriving business districts and new construction. We still work to empower all in Pierce County to take charge of their community and support underserved youth in area middle and high schools through Youth Leading Change.
Simply select ‘Find a Group’ in the drop-down menu of the ‘Neighborhood’ tab or click here to access our map tool.