Motorist Assistance

Because of the risk of damage to your vehicle, officers cannot assist with jump starting, lock-outs or flat tires. However, our officers can contact a service provider for you and stay with you until help arrives. Officers can be contacted by calling 253-692-4416, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The only exception to this policy is if a child or animal is locked in a vehicle and the welfare of the child or animal is in jeopardy. In those cases, officers will use a "slim jim" tool to gain entry to the vehicle or other means necessary to gain access. The owner must sign a consent form/waiver for any resulting damages prior to service.

If you parked in one of the parking lots on campus:

Bill's Towing provides free service to all Diamond lots, Pinkerton Lot and Cragle parking lot on campus; just call 253-272-9393. They will assist at no charge with:

  • Opening door, trunk, etc.
  • Jump starting batteries
  • Delivering fuel
  • Changing/repairing flat tires

UW Tacoma lot locations that receive free motorist assistance from Bill's Towing:

  • Cragle lot (21st and C Street)
  • Lot WT31 (21st and Jefferson)
  • Lot WT32 (19th and Fawcett)
  • Lot WT44 (Market and 19th)
  • Lot WT61 (Market and 17th)
  • Lot WT40 (Court 17 Garage; enter from Court C and 17th)
  • Lot P1 - Pinkerton (Broadway and 17th) 

Towing and lock services for vehicles on public streets:

  • AAA (membership required) – 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357)
  • AG Towing – 253-222-3727
  • Bill's Towing – 253-272-9393
  • Fife Service and Towing – 253-922-8784
  • Gene's Towing – 253-588-1757
  • Liberty Towing – 253-565-1300
  • Pop-A-Lock – 253-472-4855