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Pierce County, Washington

Scanner Frequencies & Information (Short Sample)

Below is a short sample of the scanner radio frequency and trunked talkgroup information found in the Northwest Frequency Directory. The book includes thousands more frequencies and talkgroups for this county and all of Northwestern Oregon and Western Washington. The book also includes information on businesses, airports, amateur radio, codes, unit designations and radio identifiers, fire station locations and apparatus, detailed narratives explaining local radio usage and more!

This sample frequency list follows the same general format as found in the book:

[Agency Name]

     [Channel] [Description] [PL Tone] [City] [Receive Frequency or Talkgroup] [Transmit Frequency or Trunked System]




American Medical Response (AMR)  Tacoma  TG: 54096  Tacoma

Bonney Lake Fire Department: See Pierce County Fire Districts

Bonney Lake Police Department

  F-1  Operations  [PL 136.5]  Bonney Lake  155.7300  159.1500

Buckley Fire Department: See Pierce County Fire Districts

Buckley Police Department

  F-1  Operations  [PL 173.8]  Orting  155.0100

Carbonado Fire Department  : See Pierce County Fire Districts

Carbonado Law Enforcement: Contract to Buckley Police

Central Pierce Fire District: See Pierce County Fire Districts

Dupont Police Department

Police Dispatched on Pierce Sheriff WEST

Dupont Fire Department: See Pierce County Fire Districts

Eatonville Fire Department: See Pierce County Fire Districts

Eatonville Police Department: Dispatched on Pierce Sheriff EAST

Edgewood Law Enforcement: Contract to Pierce Sheriff EAST

Fife Fire Department: See Pierce County Fire Districts

Fife Police Department  [PL 167.9]  Fife  159.1125  153.7925

  Dispatch & Operations  [PL 167.9]  Fife  155.4900

Fircrest Fire Department: See Pierce County Fire Districts

Fircrest Police Department: Dispatched on Pierce Sheriff WEST

Gig Harbor Police Department: Dispatched on Sheriff WEST

Lakewood Police Department

  Ch2  Dispatched by PCSO  [PL 173.8]  Tacoma  155.6400  154.7100

Milton Police Department: Dispatched by Fife Police

Orting Fire Department  Orting  156.2025  153.9275

Orting Police Department 

  Dispatched by Buckley  Orting  155.0100

Pierce County Fire Districts

  Fire-1 County Fire Dispatch  [PL 131.8]  Countywide  153.8900  Simplex

  Fire-2 Fireground West  [PL 131.8]  Countywide  154.3550  Simplex

  Fire-3 Fireground Central + Roy  [PL 131.8]  Countywide  154.1600  Simplex

  Fire-4 Fireground Buckley + Puy  [PL 131.8]  Countywide  154.2650  Simplex

  Fire-5 Fireground East / Valley  [PL 136.5]  Countywide  154.3850  Simplex

  Fire-6 Fireground South  [PL 131.8]  Countywide  154.3250  Simplex

Pierce County Fire District 22  Countywide  158.9400

  Sumner Fire Dispatch  Sumner  155.8800

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department

  East Dispatch  [PL 173.8]  Tacoma  154.9500  159.0300

  Ch2  West Dispatch  [PL 173.8]  Tacoma  155.6400  154.7100

Puyallup Fire Department: See Pierce County Fire Districts

Puyallup Police Department

  Ch1  Dispatch  [PL 162.2]  Puyallup  155.1300

Puyallup Tribal Police  [PL 127.3]  Puyallup  166.6375  168.3750

Roy Police Department: Dispatched on Pierce Sheriff EAST 

Rural/Metro Ambulance  Tacoma  TG: 54320  Tacoma

Ruston Police Department: Dispatched by Tacoma Police

South Prairie Law Enforcement: Contract to Wilkeson Police

Steilacoom Police Department: Dispatched on Pierce Sheriff WEST

Sumner City Government

  Fire Dispatch  [PL 100.0]  Sumner  155.8800

Sumner Police Department  [PL 100.0]  Sumner  154.7850  158.9250

Tacoma City Government 

  TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEM (Motorola): TrunkTracker Setting: Type II 800

  Simulcast Cell:

  867.9875*  868.2500* 868.3250*  866.7875  866.8125

  866.8625  867.1625  867.1875  867.2125  867.2375

  867.2625  867.4625  867.9500  866.8375

Tacoma Fire Department

800 MHz Trunked System

  Ch1  Dispatch  Tacoma  TG: 54704  Tacoma

  Ch2  EMS Tactical  Tacoma  TG: 54672  Tacoma

  Ch3  Fire Tactical  Tacoma  TG: 54640  Tacoma

  Ch4  Fire Tactical  Tacoma  TG: 54608  Tacoma

  Ch5  Fire Tactical  Tacoma  TG: 54576  Tacoma

Tacoma Police Department  Tacoma  155.3700

800 MHz Trunked System

  N PRIM  North Primary (Sectors 1 & 2)  Tacoma  TG: 52176  Tacoma

  S PRIM  South Primary (Sectors 3 & 4)  Tacoma  TG: 52304  Tacoma

University Place Police Department: Dispatched on Pierce Sheriff WEST

Washington State Patrol

  Note: Not all WSP units or dispatchers transmit PL tone at all times

District 1:  Pierce & Thurston Counties

  Ch4  West Pierce County Disp  [PL 151.4]  Tacoma  155.5200  Simplex

  Ch11  Districtwide Car to Car  [PL 151.4]  Countywide  154.9050  Simplex

  Ch19  Thurston County Dispatch  [PL 151.4]  Olympia  154.9200  Simplex

  Ch31  East Pierce County Disp  [PL 151.4]  East Pierce  154.7400  Simplex

Wilkeson Police Department: Dispatched by Buckley Police

See the Northwest Frequency Directory for many local frequencies not listed here, and much more detailed information.

Miscellaneous / Airports / Amateur Radio

Federal Government / Hotels & Country Clubs / Industries & Manufacturing

Hospitals / News Media / Railroads / Recreation / Utilities / Weather Information

See the Northwest Frequency Directory for many local frequencies not listed here, and much more detailed information.


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