The Washington State Growth Management Act states guidelines for urban area police coverage. That is 1 officer for every 700 residents. Urban Pierce County currently has about 1 officer for ever 2000 residents.
Have you felt there is more crime than normal or that you are not getting response when you call the Pierce County Sheriff? You are probably right. It has not been a choice of the department itself, it is what the county has budgeted for.
The joint community associations in mid-county have developed a petition for you and your communities. Please print and gather signatures and we will get some momentum behind the effort to increase our protection.