For those of you might have been following about my concern about who pays for City Of Tacoma police cars when our city police are used as private security for, for-profit companies. This morning I promptly received an email that stated…
I am in receipt of your request below, which has been assigned the above request number. There are no records responsive to your request. As such, this request is considered closed. If you believe there are other records responsive, or this does not meet the scope of your request, please contact me at your earliest convenience.
Public Disclosure Assistant
City of Tacoma
733 Market Street, Room 11
Tacoma, WA 98402
I did after the meeting talk to Donald Ramsdell the police chief for Tacoma, he had a different answer. His answer was that police are allowed to take their police cars and other city-issued equipment to private security gigs. This means that although the companies pay for the police officer they are not paying for the use of city equipment by these police officers to the benefit of private for-profit businesses…