Tacoma at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Tacoma Police Department

  • 341 Officers
  • 42 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 1.55 Tacoma
  • 1.6 National average, cities with 100,000 to 249,999 population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Tacoma Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding for Tacoma

Data was last updated November 28, 2022


We identified over $7.5M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Tacoma
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$310,110.00 10/1/2021
9/30/2025
TACOMA, CITY OF THE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PROGRAM ALLOWS UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING TRIBES, TO SUPPORT A BROAD RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT AND CONTROL CRIME BASED ON THEIR OWN STATE AND LOCAL NEEDS AND CONDITIONS. GRANT FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR STATE AND LOCAL INITIATIVES, … Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$303,790.00 10/1/2020
9/30/2024
TACOMA, CITY OF COMMUNITY VIOLENCE INTERVENTION Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$268,680.00 10/1/2019
9/30/2023
TACOMA, CITY OF CITY OF TACOMA AND PIERCE COUNTY DISPARATE RESPONSE TO THE EDWARD BYRNE JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$290,738.00 10/1/2018
9/30/2022
TACOMA, CITY OF FY 2019 JAG PROGRAM FOR CITY AND COUNTY Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime

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Military equipment transfers


We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data last updated January 25, 2022


Settlements

We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $8,000,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2020

The City of Tacoma agreed to an $8 million settlement of a lawsuit filed by a man who was paralyzed during a police shooting in 2011.

Officer Kristopher Clark shot Than Orn’s vehicle ten times when Orn tried to swerve around Clark’s patrol car, which was blocking the exit of an apartment building parking lot. After the shooting, Orn was charged with assault on a police officer but was later acquitted of those charges in a jury trial. Orn is now paralyzed from the chest down.

Compensation
$8,000,000.00