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Mixed reviews for Tacoma police and crime Posted On: 6/10/2008 12:54:41 PM
We live in the south end of Tacoma, which is hit and miss in terms of good and not so good neighborhoods. Our particular neighborhood is filled with many good people who care about the quality of life of other residents and who are actively involved in trying to improve our area. Our biggest challenges, as with most neighborhoods in this area, are drug-related and property crime. Meth (locally produced and imported from Mexico) is a HUGE problem in this city, as is car theft and vandalism, and the police department has been working at addressing the concerns of citizens. Despite their hard work, however, the police department often complains of underfunding and lack of resources whenever neighbors ask for specific help dealing with specific houses or individuals. For a basic need like police or fire protection to be underfunded is inexusable to me when I consider how high taxes and housing costs are in this city. Overall, it's not a horrible city but it needs better leadership when it comes to dealing with crime.