Photo credit: Jason Ganwich

Useful Security Numbers:

  • BIA Bike Patrol: (253) 383-1131
  • TPD Non-Emergency: (253) 798-4721
  • Emergency: 911

BIA Security Patrol

BIA provides a constant security presence in downtown 24 hours a weekday and most weekend hours. The BIA Security Patrol, in their yellow and black uniforms are a readily identifiable fixture in downtown Tacoma.

Working in partnership with Tacoma Police Department, University of Washington Security, Pierce Transit and other security entities, via NEXTEL radios, the patrol provides a security presence and responds to calls in downtown 24 hours on weekdays and on weekend evenings.

In addition to regular patrols, BIA Security is available for security escorts anytime during operating hours. BIA Security provides security escorts within the downtown core between Court D and Cliff St., S. 21st St. and S. 7th St. Call BIA Security directly for assistance.

Watch the BIA Security Patrol in action on TV Tacoma's CityScape:



SecureNet is an email listserve notification system used to alert the downtown community to security incidents and suspicious persons. To be added to the SecureNet please email your contact information to

Security Advisory Committee

The Security Advisory Committee of the BIA meets monthly to address and share security concerns within the 84-blocks of the BIA. The Security Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public. Security professionals, downtown business and property owners, Tacoma Police Department, Transit agencies, BIA Patrol, and concerned citizens are regular attendees of these meetings.

When: First Thursday of each month
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber
Simpson Community Room
950 Pacific Ave., third floor

To receive meeting notifications please contact David Schroedel, (253) 627-2175 or