Monday, January 11, 2010

TV Tacoma's CityScape Highlights BIA Security

The January episode of the TV Tacoma program, CityScape features the BIA Security Patrol and our services. The segment can be viewed on the TV Tacoma website, click on the January 2010 episode. The BIA segment is at minute 8:50 in the program.

BIA Security
One of the primary functions of the BIA is to provide additional security services in downtown Tacoma. For workers residents, students, shoppers and employers, the BIA Security Patrol means safety and security in downtown. The BIA Security patrols, in their yellow and black uniforms are a readily identifiable fixture in downtown Tacoma.

Working in partnership with the Tacoma Police Department, UWT Security, Pierce Transit and other security entities, via NEXTEL radios, the patrols provide a security presence and respond to calls in downtown from 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily.

In addition to their regular patrols, BIA Security is available for security escorts within downtown anytime during operating hours.

Useful Security Numbers:

BIA Bike Patrol: (253) 383-1131
TPD Downtown Cops: (253) 692-5891
TPD Non-Emergency: (253) 798-4721
Emergency: 911

In addition to the security patrols, the BIA hosts SecureNet, 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

The SecureNet supports and informs the BIA Security Advisory Committee. The Committee 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: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Where: Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, Simpson Community Room, 950 Pacific Ave., third floor

To receive meeting notifications please contact Chelsea Levy, (253) 627-2175 or

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