City of Tacoma—Quick Reference Guide
Call 911 for Police, Fire, Life threatening, Medical emergency, or Dangerous activity
Call (253) 798-4721 for Non-Emergency – Suspicious activity, crimes that are not currently in progress. Report online at TacomaSafe.org.
Call 311* for Code Compliance, Graffiti, Abandoned Vehicles, Street Lights Burned Out, Illegal Dumping, Homeless Encampments, and all city related issues
*If 311 is not working or you are outside the City of Tacoma, call (253) 591-5000.
Call (253) 272-6824 for questions about Safe Streets, Safe Streets groups, or about home exterior security (CPTED) assessments
Animal Control: (253) 627-7378
Metro Parks: (253) 305-1000
Pierce Transit: (253) 581-8000
Fire Prevention: (253) 591-5740
Call 2 Haul: (253) 573-2468
Garbage & Recycling: (253) 591-5543
Tacoma Schools: (253) 571-1000
Tacoma Libraries: (253) 292-2001
Tacoma Utilities: (253) 502-8600
City Council: (253) 591-5100
United Way (Local Social Services): 211
Positive Interactions (Commercial Homeless Response): (253) 382-2677
Comprehensive Life Resources (Residential Homeless Response): (253) 396-5065
Tacoma Neighborhood Councils: Tacoma’s Neighborhood Councils are eight independent non-profit citizen organizations, which work to support and promote citizen-led efforts to improve their neighborhoods, with assistance from City of Tacoma staff. Visit the website to learn about your neighborhood council.
Community Policing Program (Community Liaison Officers):
This program is a division of the Tacoma Police Department, which works to provide strong collaboration between the Police Department and the community. Community Liaison Officers (CLOs) are separate from patrol officers, responding directly to community member emails and calls. They also attend neighborhood meetings to hear directly from you. Visit the city’s website to learn about your sector and CLOs.