At the Yakima Police Department, we believe in building relationships—relationships between ourselves and the community we protect, relationships between our fellow officers and their families, and personal relationships to support us in what we do every day.
That is why at YPD, we believe in providing our members a fulfilling work environment, excellent pay and benefits, and a supportive community so they can stay focused on the life-saving duties they perform.
At YPD we pride ourselves on taking care of those who take care of our community members every day and we know it makes all the difference.
September 25, 2020
Effective immediately, original (new) concealed pistol license (CPL) applications are being accepted. Applicants can apply online and schedule their fingerprint appointment. They are also able to complete and schedule their… Read More
September 18, 2020
Members of the Yakima Valley Special Investigative Unit were called to the city of Sunnyside on Thursday, September 18th around 7:55 pm after two Sunnyside police officers were involved in… Read More
September 16, 2020
At about 1:20 am on Wednesday, September 16th, officers from the Yakima Police Department (YPD) responded to a report of shots fired in the 1600 block of South 12th Avenue…. Read More
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Hi, I’m Matthew Murray, Yakima’s Chief of Police. I’ve been a police officer for nearly 30 years, and I’m proud to be leading our great police force here in Yakima. We believe that to effectively police in a community, there has to be trust—and trust is built in relationships. That’s why, since starting as Chief of Police, I’ve made it a priority to get out into the community and get to know people. If you see me or other officers in your neighborhood, we invite you to come say hello or just give us a wave. It’s our goal to build relationships and ultimately reduce crime. When police know their community and have earned the trust of its residents that builds stronger, safer communities. Communication is a powerful tool in bringing communities together and keeping them safe. This website is designed to help you find what you need. If you have questions, please let us know. We’re here to listen and connect.
– Chief Murray